Retail Trade

  • November 2022

    January 11, 2023

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales jumped 1.4% in November 2022.

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  • October 2022

    November 28, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales declined 0.2% in October, against market expectations of a 0.5% increase. Despite the flat result in October, Western Australia continued to lead other states in terms of retail sales performance throughout the pandemic, with a 33.6% gain since January 2020.

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  • Q3 2022

    November 4, 2022

    Retail sales volumes rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in Q3, less than the 0.4% expected by the market participants and down from 1.0% in the previous two quarters. The Q3 increase in sales volumes came despite another strong 2.0% increase in retail sales prices, which was slightly slower than the previous quarter’s upwardly revised growth (2.1%).

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  • September 2022

    October 31, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by another 0.6% in September in nominal terms, in line with market expectations.

    Western Australia saw the strongest increase (+1.4%) and continues to lead other states in terms of retail trade performance during the pandemic, with a 33.6% gain since January 2020.

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  • August 2022

    September 28, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by 0.6% in August in nominal terms, roughly in line with market expectations of a 0.5% gain. Nominal retail sales were up 19.2% through the year.

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  • July 2022

    August 29, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by 1.3% in July in nominal terms, exceeding market expectations of a 0.2% gain.

    Retail trade turnover increased in all industries but household goods.

    Western Australian retail sales rose by a solid 1.6% to be up 32.0% since January 2020, which is the largest gain of all states.

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