8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Nov 2016  
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MEDIA RELEASE
10 January 2017
Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
02/2017
Retail turnover rises 0.2 per cent in November

Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in November 2016, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

This follows a rise of 0.5 per cent in October 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in food retailing (0.4 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.7 per cent) and household goods retailing (0.2 per cent). There were falls in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.8 per cent), department stores (-0.3 per cent) and other retailing (-0.1 per cent).

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in New South Wales (0.5 per cent), Victoria (0.4 per cent), Queensland (0.1 per cent), Tasmania (0.1 per cent) and the Northern Territory (0.3 per cent). There were falls in Western Australia (-0.6 per cent), South Australia (-0.4 per cent) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.1 per cent).

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.4 per cent in November 2016 following a 0.4 per cent rise in October 2016. Compared to November 2015 the trend estimate rose 3.4 per cent.

Online retail turnover contributed 4.1 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).

Media note:

  • For a detailed definition of each industry group and subgroup in terms of its ANZSIC 2006 classes, please refer to paragraph 6 of the Explanatory Notes.
  • Estimates of online retail turnover are only available in original terms and are not available in seasonally adjusted or trend terms.
  • Along with the monthly current price estimates that reflect both price and volume changes, the March, June, September and December publications also present quarterly estimates that reflect volume and price changes separately.
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