AFGC CHEP Retail Index

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This innovative quarterly market indicator for Australia’s retail trade – called the AFGC CHEP Retail Index -  uses analysis by Deloitte Analytics and commentary from AFGC.

AFGC represents Australia’s $111 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector, the AFGC CHEP Retail Index offers a new insight into the performance of Australia’s retail market.  It uses an accurate forward indicator of retail trade sales published ahead of official Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) historical data.

The economic indicator is based on significant, robust data that includes 10 million data points based on CHEP Australia pallet movements – associated with 10,000 customer accounts – and applying advanced analytics. The methodology also identifies and uses historical relationships between existing retail trade figures and CHEP Australia’s activity metrics.

This methodology has been tested by Deloitte over the past two years, and has shown a significant correlation with the retail trade figure three months ahead.  The model has also been retrofitted over the past seven years and has proven to be viable and credible.

The AFGC CHEP Retail Index is published quarterly.

AFGC CHEP Retail Index

Edition 1 - May 2011

Edition 2 - July 2011

Edition 3 - October 2011

Edition 4 - January 2012

Edition 5 - April 2012

Edition 6 - July 2012

Edition 7 - October 2012

Edition 8 - January 2013

Edition 9 - April 2013

Edition 10 - July 2013

Edition 11 - October 2013

Edition 12 - January 2014

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Edition 1 - May 2011

Edition 2 -July 2011

Edition 3 - October 2011

Edition 4 - January 2012

Edition 5 - April 2012

Edition 6 - July 2012

Edition 7 - October 2012

Edition 8 - January 2013

Edition 9 - April 2013

Edition 10 - July 2013

Edition 11 - October 2013

Edition 12 - January 2014

Learn more about the AFGC Chep Retail Index in our Fact Sheet and Backgrounder.