Retail Trade

  • November 2021

    January 11, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail trade rose by another 7.3% in November, exceeding expectations of a 4.0% increase.

    The November surge in retail sales again reflected the recovery from the Delta outbreak, coupled with consumers bringing forward their Christmas spending amid concerns over delivery supplies.

    Western Australia continues to lead other states in terms of retail turnover during the pandemic, with a 27.0% increase since January 2020.

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  • October 2021

    November 26, 2021

    Retail trade rose a seasonally adjusted 4.9% in October, well in excess of expectations for a 2.2% increase.

    The rise in retail trade reflected the re-opening from the east coast lockdowns.

    Despite a moderate gain in October, Western Australia continued to lead other states in terms of retail turnover during the pandemic.

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  • Q3 2021

    November 4, 2021

    Retail sales volumes fell a seasonally adjusted 4.4% in Q3, dragged down by lockdowns in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

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  • September 2021

    October 29, 2020

    Retail trade increased a seasonally adjusted 1.3% in September.

    The September increase reflects the easing of COVID-related restrictions in New South Wales, coupled with solid demand in the states where lockdowns were not in place.

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  • August 2021

    September 28, 2021

    Retail trade fell by a seasonally adjusted 1.7% in August, slightly less than the 2.2% decline expected by the market. The decline in retail sales reflected the ongoing lockdowns on the east coast, with Victoria re-joining New South Wales in a prolonged lockdown on 5 August. Sales in Western Australia posted its fourth consecutive monthly increase and continued to lead the other states in terms of retail sales performance throughout the pandemic.

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  • July 2021

    August 27, 2021

    Seasonally adjusted retail trade fell by another 2.7% in July, the biggest monthly drop since December 2020. The annual growth rate turned negative (-3.1% YoY).

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