July 5, 2021
Seasonally adjusted retail trade picked up by 0.4% in May, slightly more than initially estimated by the ABS (0.1%).
Western Australia and Queensland saw strong increases, as sales recovered from earlier lockdowns.PDF Download PDF
June 3, 2021
Seasonally adjusted retail trade rose by 1.1% in April, in line with the preliminary ABS estimate.
Western Australia saw a 1.5% fall in retail, which reflected a three-day lockdown in Perth and Peel during the Anzac Day weekend.PDF Download PDF
May 10, 2020
Seasonally adjusted retail trade picked up by 1.3% in March, broadly in line with the original ABS estimate (1.4%).
Retail sales volumes were 0.5% down in the quarter, reflecting softer numbers for January and February and a setback from very strong increases over the second half of 2020.PDF Download PDF
April 1, 2021
Seasonally adjusted retail trade fell by 0.8% in February, slightly less than originally estimated by the ABS.
The fall in February was caused by snap lockdowns in Victoria and parts of Western Australia.PDF Download PDF
March 4, 2021
Retail trade rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in January, slightly slower than first estimated by the ABS (0.6%).
Western Australia led the increase in retail trade turnover growth across the nation, both in the month and through the year.PDF Download PDF
February 5, 2021
Retail trade declined a seasonally adjusted 4.1% in December 2020, which followed a significant 7.1% rise in November driven by Victoria re-opening.
In the entirety of Q4 2020, retail trade rose by 2.5% QoQ in volume terms, mostly due to a 12.8% surge in Victoria.PDF Download PDF