Retail Trade

  • 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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  • Q1 2022

    May 10, 2022

    Retail sales volumes rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2% in Q1, reaching a new record high.

    The Q1 increase came despite a strong 1.7% quarterly rise in prices, the fastest since the introduction of the goods and services tax in 2000.

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  • March 2022

    May 4, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by another 1.6% in March, reaching a new record high.

    The March gain was driven by the recovery from the Omicron outbreaks and floods over east. However, since monthly retail sales is in nominal terms, a large part of the increase can be attributed to a rise in prices.

    Western Australia was one of the states that saw an increase in retail sales, despite the acceleration in the spread of Omicron during the month.

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  • February 2022

    March 29, 2020

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by another 1.8% in February, significantly above the market expectations of
    a 1.0% gain.

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  • January 2022

    February 28, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales rose by 1.8% in January, to be 6.4% up through the year. The rise followed a 4.4% drop in December as well as strong increases in October and November after New South Wales and Victoria eased their Delta-related COVID restrictions. The largest increase was reported for Western Australia, where the number of Omicron infections was extremely low in January.

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  • December 2021

    February 7, 2022

    Seasonally adjusted retail sales fell a sharper than expected 4.4% in December (exp -2.0%) following a 7.3% rise in November. Sales were up 4.8% from a year earlier.

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