The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in September 2010.

This follows a rise of 0.3 per cent in the previous month.

The largest rise was recorded in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing of 2.5 per cent, followed by other retailing at 0.5 per cent. Meanwhile, household goods retailing rose by 0.2 per cent and food retail was up 0.1 per cent.

On the other hand, the turnover in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services fell -0.4 per cent and department stores were down -0.2 per cent.

The most successful state was Western Australia at 1 per cent followed by Victoria and Northern Territory, both at 0.8 per cent. Turnover remained unchanged in Queensland and fell in New South Wales (-0.2%), Tasmania (-0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.2%).

Trend turnover rose 0.4 per cent in September 2010. This follows a rise of 0.4 per cent in August 2010 and a rise of 0.5 per cent in July 2010. In the twelve months to September 2010 trend turnover rose 3.8 per cent

Turnover volume rose 0.7 per cent, seasonally adjusted, in the three months to September 2010.