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.