Retail Turnover Down 0.1 % In April 2019

Retail Turnover Down 0.1 % In April 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Retail Turnover Fell 0.1 % In April

Victor P Taffa

Australian retail turnover fell 0.1 % in April 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

This follows a rise of 0.3 % in March 2019.

“There were mixed results across industries.” ABS Director of Quarterly Economy Wide Surveys Ben Faulkner said.

There were falls in:

  • Household goods retailing (-0.9 %),
  • Cafes, restaurant and takeaway food services (-0.7 %),
  • Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-1.2 %).

There were rises in:

  • Other retailing (0.8 %),
  • Department stores (1.8 %),
  • Food retailing (0.2 %).

Seasonally Adjusted Terms

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in:

  • New South Wales (-0.4 %),
  • Victoria (-0.4 %),
  • Northern Territory (-0.5 %),
  • Australian Capital Territory (-0.2 %).

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in:

  • Queensland (0.7 %),
  • South Australia (0.6 %),
  • Western Australia (0.1 %),
  • Tasmania (0.3 %).

Trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 % in April 2019, following a 0.2 % rise in March 2019. Compared to April 2018, the trend estimate rose 2.9 %.

Online retail turnover contributed 5.7 % to total retail turnover in original terms in April 2019, which was unchanged from March 2019. In April 2018, online retail turnover contributed 5.4 % to total retail.