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Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics Archives

Retail’s continued growth “doesn’t paint the full picture”

Retail sales grow through January, but the party may be coming to an end soon.
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December sales up 9.6 per cent on last year, but fall on November

Turnover broke $30 billion, according to the ARA.

Spending falls in December, but drives $60bn holiday result

Between November and December, Aussies spent upwards of $60 million in retail.

Aussies spent $31.6 billion on retail in November

Black Friday pushed retail sales in November up 7.1 per cent, says the ABS.

Retail turnover tops $30 billion in November: ABS

November sales 13.2 per cent up on the sale time last year.

October retail sales 7.3 per cent up on last year

Despite monthly sales growth, Victoria remains 5.7 per cent below 2019 levels.

September retail sales down 1.1 per cent: ABS

The ABS said the fall was caused largely by decreases in household goods spending and food retailing.

Retail sales slip in September but remain above 2019 levels

Retail trade in September fell by $448.6 million, or 1.5 per cent, compared to August 2020.

Retail sales slip in August: ABS

Turnover remains up on a year ago, however.
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Retail sales crash across industry in April: ABS

Industry sees falls in cafes, fashion, department stores, supermarkets, and more.

Retail lifts in November on Black Friday’s shoulders

ARA warns December figures will likely be impacted by bushfires.

Retail sales miss expectations in September

$22.4 billion in tax refunds aren't reaching retailers.

July retail sales “not good news for retailers”

Retail sales fell 0.1 per cent over July, according to the ABS.

Retail spending paints “sombre picture”, but rate cut could provide relief

The RBA's rate cut could provide some much-needed relief.

December sales slump below expectations

Holiday figures have fallen short of the $51 billion proposed by industry experts.

November sees strong online turnover

ABS data shows increased spending in November, but below ARA's forecast.

E-commerce grows amid overall retail slump

However, retail's productivity is outpacing the market.

Retail sees slight bump in lead-up to Christmas

Food retailing leads the pack in September.

Nearly 1500 retail businesses ‘at risk’ of imminent collapse

'Another difficult year for the retail sector,' according to latest report.

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