Retail Trade

  • March 2020

    May 6, 2020

    Retail sales jumped by 8.5% in March 2020, driven by panic buying amid escalation of the pandemic in Australia. The bounce was stronger than expected by market participants and the ABS preliminary estimate. It was also the largest on record.

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  • February 2020

    April 3, 2020

    Retail sales rose stronger than expected in February due to COVID-related buying.

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  • January 2020

    March 6, 2020

    Retail sales slipped for the second month in a row in January, falling 0.3% in seasonally adjusted terms.

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  • December 2019

    February 6, 2020

    In December 2019, seasonally-adjusted retail sales decelerated to 2.7% through the year and retreated by 0.5% in monthly terms.

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  • November 2019

    January 10, 2020

    Retail sales jumped 0.9% in seasonally adjusted terms in November, the biggest rise in two years.

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  • October 2019

    December 5, 2019

    Retail sales were unchanged in seasonally adjusted terms in October following a 0.2% increase in September.

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