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Market Analysis - February 2014 Australian Retail Turnover

Let's look at the February 2014 information about Australian retail trade and check what the trends are in comparison with the same period last year in the major and minor industries of that trade and the most recent quarter.

Turnover includes:
  • retail sales; 
  • wholesale sales; 
  • takings from repairs, 
  • meals and hiring of goods (except for rent, leasing and hiring of land and buildings); 
  • commissions from agency activity (e.g. commissions received from collecting dry cleaning, selling lottery tickets, etc.); 
  • and the goods and services tax.
Will start with NSW. 

Here's the top 2 industries - Supermarket and grocery stores & Food retailing ($ Millions):


What is obvious - food retailing follows the trend of supermarket and grocery stores. In comparison with same period last year both industries have grown by 0.1%

Two others from top 5 industries in NSW retail - Household goods retailing & Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services ($ Million):


Here the growth from previous years is 0.1% and 0.2% respectively. As we can see cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services are growing relatively better that other industries.

The remaining industry from top 5 is Other retailing ($ Million):


It almost didn't change since the same period last year, however we can see some fluctuations of the turnover around November 2013 and January 2013.
Other retailing here means the following industries as defined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006:
  • Sport and camping equipment retailing (4241) 
  • Entertainment media retailing (4242) 
  • Toy and game retailing (4243)
The 5 smallest industries in February 2014 were - Liquor retailing, Other specialised food retailing, Footwear and other personal accessory retailing, Newspaper and book retailing, Other recreational goods retailing ($ Million):


Here we see no much positive change, but a declining trend in Other specialised food retailing and Newspaper and book retailing. The latter one is possibly an obvious fail amid continuing rise of electronic and online media and reading gadgets and technologies.

To be continued...

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