- The trend estimate rose 0.2% in February 2019. This follows a rise of 0.2% in January 2019, and a rise of 0.2% in December 2018.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8% in February 2019. This follows a rise of 0.1% in January 2019, and a fall of 0.4% in December 2018.
- In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 2.9% in February 2019 compared with February 2018.
- The following industries rose in trend terms in February 2019: Food retailing (0.4%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2%), and Other retailing (0.1%). Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Household goods retailing (-0.2%), and Department stores (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in February 2019.
- The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2019: New South Wales (0.2%), Queensland (0.3%), Victoria (0.2%), Western Australia (0.3%), and the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%). South Australia (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Tasmania (-0.2%), and the Northern Territory (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in February 2019.
SOURCE: ABS. “8501.0 – Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2019.” ABS, 3 April 2019.
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