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Australia Aug retail sales rise 0.2 pct

SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Australian retail turnover for August, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday.

Retail turnover at current prices:

A$ (billion) Aug Jul m/m pct Aug'11 Seasonally adj 21.46 21.40 +0.2 20.80

Retail sales in the previous month were unrevised at -0.8 pct.

Forecasts centred on a rise of 0.4 percent on the month, a Reuters poll showed.

For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site at

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(Reporting by Ian Chua; Editing by John Mair)

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Keywords: ECONOMY AUSTRALIA/RETAIL