Retail Turnover Rises In January

Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in January 2017, in trend terms, following a 0.3 per cent rise in December 2016. Compared to January 2016, the trend estimate rose 3.2 per cent according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.  Victoria showed the strongest growth. We think the lift was thanks to bargains available in the January sales.

Clothing, footwear and personal accessories rose the most in trend terms.

But in seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in household goods retailing (1.4 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.1 per cent), food retailing (0.2 per cent), and other retailing (0.1 per cent).

These rises were offset by falls in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.4 per cent) and department stores (-0.5 per cent). This follows a fall of 0.1 per cent in December 2016.

The main contribution to the rise in household goods retailing was the Electrical and electronic goods industry subgroup, which rose 2.4 per cent in January in seasonally adjusted terms.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in Victoria (1.1 per cent), New South Wales (0.2 per cent), South Australia (0.6 per cent), Western Australia (0.3 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (1.2 per cent) and Tasmania (0.4 per cent). There was a fall in the Northern Territory (-0.8 per cent). Queensland was relatively unchanged (0.0%).

Online retail turnover contributed 3.6 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

Trend Retail Turnover Up Just A Bit In December

Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in December 2016 following a 0.3 per cent rise in November 2016. Compared to December 2015, the trend estimate rose 3.2 per cent, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.  We would have expected a higher number, given the Christmas rush, but perhaps households waited until the January sales.

 

In Seasonal adjusted terms, turnover fell 0.1 per cent in December 2016, seasonally adjusted, this follows a rise of 0.1 per cent in November 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in household goods retailing (-2.3 per cent), and other retailing (-0.2 per cent). These falls were offset by rises in food retailing (0.5 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.4 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2 per cent), and department stores (0.3 per cent).

The fall in household goods retailing is the result of a fall in the Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing industry subgroup, which fell 6.6 per cent in December after rises in each of the previous four months.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in Victoria (-0.4 per cent), New South Wales (-0.3 per cent), and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.7 per cent). There were rises in South Australia (1.2 per cent), Western Australia (0.6 per cent), the Northern Territory (1.1 per cent) and Tasmania (0.5 per cent). Queensland was relatively unchanged (0.0 per cent).

Online retail turnover contributed 3.8 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

In seasonally adjusted volume terms, turnover rose 0.9 per cent in the December quarter 2016, following a relatively unchanged result (0.0 per cent) in the September quarter 2016. The main contributors to this rise were household goods retailing (2.5 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.5 per cent) and food retailing (0.3 per cent).

Retail Turnover Higher in November

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, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

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.

In (the less reliable) seasonally adjusted terms, retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in November, following 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).

 

Retail Turnover Holds Up

Australian retail turnover rose in trend terms, 0.4 per cent in October 2016 following a 0.4 per cent rise in September 2016. Compared to October 2015 the trend estimate rose 3.3 per cent.0.5 per cent in October 2016 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

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In seasonally adjusted terms, retail turnover rose 0.5 per cent in October 2016, seasonally adjusted, following a 0.6 per cent rise in September 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in food retailing (0.6 per cent), household goods retailing (0.7 per cent), other retailing (0.8 per cent) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4 per cent). There were falls in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.4 per cent) and department stores (-0.4 per cent) in October 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in Queensland (0.8 per cent), Victoria (0.5 per cent), New South Wales (0.3 per cent), Western Australia (0.4 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (0.9 per cent), Tasmania (0.6 per cent) and the Northern Territory (0.3 per cent). South Australia (-0.1 per cent) fell in seasonally adjusted terms.

Online retail turnover contributed 3.9 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

Trend Retail Sales Moderate In September

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in September 2016 following a 0.3 per cent rise in August 2016. Compared to September 2015 the trend estimate rose 2.8 per cent, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

In trend terms,  there were rises in household goods retailing (0.2 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.9 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.2 per cent) and food retailing (0.2 per cent). Department stores fell (-0.3 per cent). Other retailing was static (-0.0 per cent) in September 2016.

retail-sep16In trend terms, there were rises in Queensland (0.6 per cent), Australian Capital Territory (0.4 per cent), South Australia (0.3 per cent), New South Wales (0.2 per cent), Victoria (0.2 per cent) and Tasmania (0.1 per cent). Western Australia fell (0.1 per cent) and the Northern Territory fell (0.1 per cent).

retail-sep16-statesOnline retail turnover contributed 3.5 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

In seasonally adjusted volume terms, turnover fell 0.1 per cent in the September quarter 2016, following a rise of 0.3 per cent in the June quarter 2016. The main contributors to this fall were food retailing (-0.7 per cent) and department stores (-3.6 per cent).

Retail trend turnover rises 0.1 per cent in August

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.1 per cent in August 2016 following a 0.1 per cent rise in July 2016 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. Compared to August 2015 the trend estimate rose 2.6 per cent.

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Australian retail turnover rose 0.4 per cent in August 2016, seasonally adjusted. This follows a relatively unchanged (0.0 per cent) July 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, the largest rise was in department stores (3.5 per cent), which followed a fall in July of 5.8 per cent. There were also seasonally adjusted rises in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.2 per cent), food retailing (0.3 per cent) and household goods retailing (0.2 per cent). There were falls in other retailing (-0.6 per cent) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.4 per cent).

retail-aug-2016-stateIn seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in Victoria (0.7 per cent), New South Wales (0.5 per cent), Queensland (0.7 per cent), South Australia (0.4 per cent) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.7 per cent). There were falls in Western Australia (-0.5 per cent), Northern Territory (-0.5 per cent) and Tasmania (-0.1 per cent).

Online retail turnover contributed 3.3 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

Retail Turnover Unchanged In July

Australian retail turnover was relatively unchanged (0.0 per cent) in July 2016, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a rise of 0.1 per cent in June 2016.

The trend estimate rose 0.1 per cent in July 2016 following a 0.1 per cent rise in June 2016. Compared to July 2015 the trend estimate rose 2.7 per cent.

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In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in food retailing (0.7 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.2 per cent), other retailing (0.2 per cent) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.3 per cent). There were falls in department stores (-6.2 per cent) and household goods retailing (-0.7 per cent) in July 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in Queensland (0.5 per cent), South Australia (0.5 per cent), Western Australia (0.3 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (1.2 per cent), Tasmania (0.5 per cent) and the Northern Territory (0.4 per cent). There were falls in Victoria (-0.6 per cent) and New South Wales (-0.2 per cent).

Online retail turnover contributed 3.1 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms. Compared to July 2015, online retail rose 4.1 per cent.

Retail turnover rises 0.1 per cent in June

Australian retail turnover rose 0.1 per cent in June 2016, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

Wallet-PicThis follows a rise of 0.2 per cent in May 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (3.5 per cent), household goods retailing (0.3 per cent) and department stores (0.7 per cent). There were falls in food retailing (-0.6 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.1 per cent) and other retailing (-0.1 per cent) in June 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in Queensland (1.1 per cent) and Western Australia (0.1 per cent). Turnover in South Australia was relatively unchanged (0.0 per cent). There were falls in New South Wales (-0.2 per cent), Victoria (-0.1 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (-0.6 per cent), the Northern Territory (-1.1 per cent) and Tasmania (-0.2 per cent).

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in June 2016 following a 0.2 per cent rise in May 2016. Compared to June 2015 the trend estimate rose 3.1 per cent.

Online retail turnover contributed 3.4 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

In seasonally adjusted volume terms, turnover rose 0.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016, following a rise of 0.5 per cent in the March quarter 2016. The largest contributor to the rise was other retailing, which rose 1.9 per cent in seasonally adjusted volume terms in the June quarter 2016.

Retail Turnover Rose 0.2% in May

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

This follows a rise of 0.1 per cent in April 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in food retailing (0.7 per cent), other retailing (1.4 per cent) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.3 per cent). Department stores (0.0 per cent) was relatively unchanged. There were falls in household goods retailing (-1.1 per cent) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-1.2 per cent) in May 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms there were rises in New South Wales (0.7 per cent), Victoria (0.6 per cent) and South Australia (0.3 per cent). Tasmania (0.0 per cent) was relatively unchanged. There were falls in Western Australia (-0.7 per cent), Queensland (-0.4 per cent), the Northern Territory (-0.6 per cent) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.3 per cent) in May 2016.

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in May 2016 following a 0.2 per cent rise in April 2016. Compared to May 2015, the trend estimate rose 3.3 per cent.

May-2016-Trend-RetailOnline retail turnover contributed 3.2 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

Retail turnover rises 0.2 per cent in April

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

This follows a rise of 0.4 per cent in March 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.0 per cent), household goods retailing (0.3 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.5 per cent), other retailing (0.2 per cent) and department stores (0.4 per cent). Turnover in food retailing fell 0.3 per cent in April 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in New South Wales (0.3 per cent), Western Australia (0.6 per cent), South Australia (0.5 per cent), Tasmania (1.0 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (0.9 per cent) and the Northern Territory (0.7 per cent). There were falls in Victoria (-0.3 per cent) and Queensland (-0.1 per cent) in April 2016.

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in April 2016 following a 0.2 per cent rise in March 2016. Compared to April 2015, the trend estimate rose 3.4 per cent.

Online retail turnover contributed 3.0 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.