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Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Retail sales recover in April, but recovery remains uneven

After retail sales slipped in March due to a continued return toward ‘normal’ trading, monthly turnover recovered slight...

Retail sales slip in March quarter: ABS

The result was driven by a continued return to normality, said ABS director of quarterly economy wide surveys Ben James.

Over half of Australian retailers are still seeing supply chain disruption

52 per cent of retailers experienced disruption to their supply chain in April, while 19 per cent were impacted to a “gr...

Retail sales recover in March: ABS

Victoria and Western Australia led the rises, after Covid-19 lockdowns impacted retail sales in February 2021.

Consumer spending begins to wane as retail sales slip in February

The sector and the economy more broadly are still in for a challenging period ahead, says NRA boss Dominique Lamb.

January retail spend up 10 per cent on last year, online up 63 per cent

Total turnover hit $30.5 billion during January, driven by strong demand in food and liquor retailing.

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.
Image of woman at checkout in clothing store with staff on the phone enquiry.
Five people waiting outside a supermarket, standing far apart.

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.