Articles with tag australian-bureau-of-statistics


ABS retail trade figures show the May Federal Budget hit the spot

Confidence and retail trade figures up.

Posted Fri 07/08/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

October retail trade figures brings optimism to the sector

Further results indicating things may finally be looking up for the retail sector has been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Posted Tue 03/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Christmas hope jolted by September retail turnover rising 0.8%

Retailers have taken the September ABS Retail Trade figures as a possible hopeful indication of how tradiing will be during the all-important upcoming Christmas period.

Posted Mon 04/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

New government restores confidence back in consumers

Since the last retail trade figures were recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a new federal government has come into power, bringing with it returned consumer confidence.

Posted Wed 02/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Election gets the better of consumers

In the lead up to the federal election this Saturday, signs of nervousness are more obvious than ever as consumers continue to spend cautiously, which is reflective of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade Figures.

Posted Tue 03/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Political instability puts consumers off from spending

Retailers believe government instability is to blame for the latest flat figures released by the ABS.

Posted Mon 05/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers demand stability as trade picks up 0.1%

Retailers are demanding economic and political stability to bring consumer confidence back so they begin spending once again.

Posted Wed 03/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Internet downloads increase: A sign for retailers to be online

Internet downloads have increased by a third in volume over six months to June 2012 quarter, according to the latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Posted Wed 10/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

December retail results disappoint

Despite the slight optimism from retailers prior to the Christmas sales, the results for December has unfortunately fallen short.

Posted Wed 06/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Another rise in retail turnover

The 0.5 per cent retail turnover rise in September has been warmly welcomed by retailers.

Posted Tue 06/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

"Your customers are already online in force": Senator Conroy

Minister for broadband, communication and digital economy tell retailers to get online to survive.

Posted Thu 25/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade lifted in August

Signs that consumers are spending is becoming more evident as retail turnover for August rises 0.2 per cent, according to the latest Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

Posted Fri 05/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures flatline

The ABS trade figures show that while brighter trade results of 1.2 per cent were achieved in June, they have flatlined in July with turnover falling 0.8 per cent, seasonally adjusted

Posted Mon 03/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Glimmer of hope shines in June retail figures

The latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover rose 1 per cent in June 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.8 per cent in May 2012.

Posted Fri 03/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

ABS to track online spending

The federal government has given $2.1 million to the ABS to track spending from domestic and overseas online retailers.

Posted Sun 22/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Turnover leaves sector disappointed

Last month's retail turnover growth appear to have given the industry false hope after it slumped 0.2 per cent in April.

Posted Thu 31/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Trade figures triple in March

Signs of improvements are showing after the Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.9 per cent in March 2012.

Posted Tue 08/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

ABS retail trade figures up 0.2%

The largest contributor to the rise was other retailing (1.8 per cent), which includes online retailers, followed by food retailing (0.3 per cent) and department stores (0.7 per cent).

Posted Wed 04/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade back down 0.1%

Following a 0.1 per cent rise in November 2011, the ABS has reported that retail trade figures for December, the most crucial month of trading, fell 0.1 per cent.

Posted Mon 06/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures "disappointing"

While the two interest rates cuts were welcomed with open arms by retailers at the end of last year it didn’t change the attitudes of consumers as the latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover in November 2011 was flat.

Posted Tue 10/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Modest growth for retail trade figures

Following a 0.4 per cent rise the previous month, the latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in October.

Posted Thu 01/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade up another 0.4%

For the third month in a row, the ABS retail trade figures has shown signs of improvement with the Australian retail turnover rising 0.4 per cent in September 2011.

Posted Thu 03/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sales on the rise

The ABS showsthat retail turnover is heading slowly towards an upward direction as retail trade figures has grown 0.6 per cent in August.

Posted Wed 05/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures bounce 0.5%

It appears that consumers are spending again as the Australian retail trade turnover rose 0.5 per cent in July 2011, following a 0.1 per cent fall in the previous month.

Posted Thu 01/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures fall 0.1%

The industry turnover was highly affected by the turnover of department stores which fell -3.2 per cent.

Posted Wed 03/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Easter period helped retail trade

Retail trade figures are up 1.1 per cent in April, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.3 per cent the previous month, according to the ABS.

Posted Fri 03/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reality of retail in trade figures

Retail trade figures released by the ABS has dropped 0.5 pr cent in March 2011 where the only positive turnover was seen in othing, footwear and personal accessory retailing up by a 0.1 per cent.

Posted Fri 06/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

February flood boosts retail trade

Both the ARA and the ANRA saidQueenslander's need for new household goods following the natural disasters of late December and January drove the 0.5 per cent growth in retail trade.

Posted Fri 01/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

SA lags behind other states

The trend estimate of the monthly retail turnover for South Australia decreased by 0.2 per cent in January 2011, while the national estimate was flat at 0.0 per cent.

Posted Wed 30/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Industry inches up 0.2%

The January retail trade figures from the ABS show a turnover of 0.4 per cent, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.2 per cent the previous month.

Posted Tue 01/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers concern about future trading

The latest retail trade figures from the ABS have confirmed that consumers continued to remain cautious during the crucial December period.

Posted Tue 08/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

sdea leads British shopfittings Group to EuroShop 2011

Posted Thu 27/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Growth in retail sales is not enough

Released on Monday, figures revealed that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in November 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a revised fall of 0.8 per cent last October.

Posted Tue 11/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade drops 1.1 per cent

In the ABS' latest retail trade statistics, the largest fall for the month was recorded in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services which had dropped -4.8 per cent

Posted Mon 06/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Soft retail economic tradings

The retail industry depreciated 0.1 per cent in seasonally adjusted volume terms but year-on-year the results improved by 1.8 per cent.

Posted Fri 03/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

The GST debate

Following Gerry Harvey's comments to bring the GST threshold on imported goods down to apply on products worth less than $1000, Choice says it would be "poor policy".

Posted Tue 30/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Soft retail trade figures

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in September 2010.

Posted Fri 05/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail business activity drops

The number of actively trading retail businesses in Australia dropped by 2.4 per cent between 2008-09, according to figures released by the ABS.

Posted Tue 26/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Slow but steady increase

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that retail sales increased 0.3 per cent in August.

Posted Wed 06/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More » beats own record profits

According to the company, the 22 per cent uplift in profit was driven off the back of sales of 7.12 million room nights across the Wotif Group.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail turnover rise

According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics retail turnover for September in comparison to the same period last year rose 6.4 per cent in 2009. Sales also grew 1.4 per cent over the quarter.

Posted Thu 05/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sector loses 6400 jobs in 3 months

According to the latest jobs data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the retail sector has been hit hard over the last three months, with 6400 workers made redundant in the sector.

Posted Mon 22/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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