Retail Trade

  • November 2020

    January 11, 2021

    Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 7.1% in November.

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  • October 2020

    December 4, 2020

    Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 1.4% in October, which was a small downgrade on the 1.6% rise in the preliminary retail sales report. This was the first increase in three months as the Victorian economy started to reopen from its lockdown. Sales were up a strong 7.1% YoY.

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  • September 2020

    November 4, 2020

    Nominal retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in September 2020, but was up 7.0% through the quarter thanks to strong growth back in July.

    In volume terms, retail sales grew by a record 6.5% in Q3.

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  • August 2020

    October 2, 2020

    Retail trade fell a seasonally-adjusted 4.0% in August.

    The fall reflected the COVID-19 containment measures introduced in Victoria in early August, though retail sales fell in all states.

    Western Australia saw the smallest monthly decline of all mainland states.

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  • July 2020

    September 4, 2020

    Retail sales growth accelerated to 3.2% in July 2020 from 2.7% in June.

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  • June 2020

    August 4, 2020

    Retail trade rose a seasonally-adjusted 2.7% in June, reflecting largely the re-opening after the nationwide partial lockdown.

    Victoria saw the largest increase, with early evidence of panic buying ahead of the re-imposition of the lockdown in early July.

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