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June brings an increase

Retail sales increased by 1.1 per cent year on year in June 2013, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Resource-1

Compared to May 2013, June retail turnover remained stable, coming in at $21.8 billion for the month.

The ACT produced the biggest month on month growth, at 1.3 per cent, followed by South Australia, 0.3 per cent; and Victoria and Queensland, both 0.1 per cent. NSW spending remained unchanged.

The largest falls in turnover were seen in Western Australia and Northern Territory, both down by 0.4 per cent, while Tasmanian spending declines 0.1 per cent.

Turnover rose in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services grew the most of all the sectors at 0.9 per cent, with other increases taking place in household goods retailing, up 0.3 per cent, and food retailing 0.1 per cent).

This growth was offset by falls in other retailing down 1.1 per cent; and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing down 0.2 per cent. Department stores were unchanged.

Over the longer term, food retailing remains the strongest contributor to growth.

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