Retail Trade

  • 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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  • Q2 2022

    August 3, 2022

    Retail sales volumes rose a seasonally adjusted 1.4% in Q2, slightly more than the 1.2% expected by the market. The Q2 increase came despite another strong 1.7% quarterly rise in prices, which followed the upwardly revised 1.8% surge in the previous quarter.

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  • June 2022

    July 28, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by 0.2% in June in nominal terms, which was less than the 0.5% expected by the market participants and significantly slower than the downwardly revised 0.7% growth seen in May. According to the ABS, the slower growth in sales probably reflected increasing cost-of-living pressures.

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  • May 2022

    June 29, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by another 0.9% in May, exceeding market expectations of a 0.3% increase. According to the ABS, the May increase was partly driven by higher prices, particularly in cafes, restaurants and takeaway services as well as food retailing.

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  • April 2022

    May 27, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by another 0.9% in April, in line with the market expectations, to be up 9.6% over the year and at the highest level on record.

    Western Australia recorded the strongest increase of all the states and continues to lead other states with respect to performance during the pandemic, with sales up 27.4% since February 2020.

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