Australia Retail November 2017


Australia: Retail sales perk up considerably in November

January 11, 2018

Nominal retail sales in November rose 1.2% from the previous month in seasonally adjusted terms, up from October’s 0.5% uptick and overshooting analysts’ expectations. November’s print marked the fastest rise since 2013, and is a sign that Australian consumers are beginning to loosen their purse strings once more following several months of weak readings. The increase came on the back of growth in the household goods and clothing and footwear sub-sectors, and was aided by Black Friday sales.

On a year-on-year basis, retail sales expanded 3.5% in November, up from 1.6% in October, while annual average retail sales growth remained at 2.6% in November.

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Australia Retail November 2017

Note: Month-on-month seasonally adjusted changes and annual average variation of retail sales index in %.
Source: Australia Bureau of Statistics and FocusEconomics calculations.

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