September 28, 2021
Retail trade fell by a seasonally adjusted 1.7% in August, slightly less than the 2.2% decline expected by the market. The decline in retail sales reflected the ongoing lockdowns on the east coast, with Victoria re-joining New South Wales in a prolonged lockdown on 5 August. Sales in Western Australia posted its fourth consecutive monthly increase and continued to lead the other states in terms of retail sales performance throughout the pandemic.PDF Download PDF
August 27, 2021
Seasonally adjusted retail trade fell by another 2.7% in July, the biggest monthly drop since December 2020. The annual growth rate turned negative (-3.1% YoY).PDF Download PDF
August 4, 2021
Seasonally adjusted retail trade fell by 1.8% in June, in line with the initial ABS estimate.
The June fall in retail sales reflected the lockdowns introduced across the country over the course of the month.
Retail sales volumes rose by 0.8% over Q2.PDF Download PDF
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