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Flat Retail Sales in SA

“TREND ESTIMATES The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.5% in July 2007. This follows revised increases of 0.5% in both June 2007 and May 2007. In July 2007, all states and territories had an increase in the trend estimate. The largest increase occurred in Queensland (+1.1%). SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.9% in July 2007. This follows a revised increase of 1.5% in June 2007 and a revised decrease of 0.2% in May 2007. All states and territories had increases in the seasonally adjusted estimate, except South Australia which was flat, and the Australian Capital Territory (-1.3%). The largest increase occurred in New South Wales (+1.7%). ORIGINAL ESTIMATES In original terms, Australian turnover increased by 1.7% in July 2007 compared with June 2007. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) increased by 0.7%, while the estimate for ‘smaller’ retailers (the sampled units) increased by 3.2%. Australian turnover increased by 7.2% in July 2007 compared with July 2006. Chains and other large retailers increased by 6.8%, while ‘smaller’ retailers increased by 7.9%. Source ABS”

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