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Retail Trade Survey: April 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 June 2010
Highlights

For April 2010 compared with March 2010 (on a seasonally adjusted basis):

  • Core retail sales were flat, down just 0.2 percent ($8 million).
  • Total retail sales fell slightly, down 0.3 percent ($18 million).
  • Department stores (down 3.3 percent or $11 million) had the largest decrease.
  • Accommodation (up 7.0 percent or $15 million) had the largest increase.
  • The core trend has been declining since October 2009.
  • The total retail sales trend has been rising since February 2009, but has flattened since December 2009.

Graph, Retail industry contributions to the change in seasonally adjusted sales, change from previous month.

Cathryn Ashley-Jones 14 June 2010
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0355
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