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

For February 2010 compared with January 2010 (on a seasonally adjusted basis):

  • Total retail sales fell 0.6 percent ($32 million).
  • Core retail sales fell 0.9 percent ($35 million), the second substantial fall in the past three months.
  • Six industries recorded decreases greater than $5 million.
  • The core retail sales trend is falling for the first time since 1995, down 1.0 percent since October 2009.

 Graph, Retail industry contributions to the change in seasonally adjusted sales, Change from previous month, February 2010.

Geoff Bascand 14 April 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0355
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