Retail Trade

  • February 2021

    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.

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  • January 2021

    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.

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  • December 2020

    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.

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  • 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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