Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Retail Turnover Relatively Unchanged In October
Victor P Taffa
Australian retail turnover was relatively unchanged (0.0 %) in October 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.
This follows a rise of 0.2 % in September 2019.
“There were falls for clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.8 %), department stores (-0.8 %) and household goods (-0.2 %).” Director of Quarterly Economy Wide Surveys Ben James said.
“These falls were offset by rises in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4 %) and food retailing (0.1 %). Other retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0 %).”
States And Territories
In seasonally adjusted terms, there were mixed results across the states.
There were falls in:
- Victoria (-0.4 %),
- New South Wales (-0.2 %),
- South Australia (-0.5 %).
There were rises in:
- Queensland (0.4 %),
- Tasmania (1.4 %),
- Northern Territory (2.3 %),
- Western Australia (0.2 %),
- Australian Capital Territory (0.3 %).
Trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 % in October 2019, following a 0.2 % rise in September 2019. Compared to October 2018, the trend estimate rose 2.3 %.
Online retail turnover contributed 6.5 % to total retail turnover in original terms in October 2019. In October 2018, online retail turnover contributed 5.9 % to total retail.