Australia’s Retail Sales Stay Relatively Unchanged in October 2019

  • Dec 05, 2019 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine

Australia’s retail turnover remained relatively steady in October 2019 in seasonally adjusted terms, reported the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This follows a rise of 0.4 per cent and 0.2 per cent in August and September, respectively. Moreover, the ABS recorded the following:

  • Fall of 0.8 per cent each in footwear, clothing and personal accessory retailing and department stores.
  • Rise of 0.4 per cent in food services of restaurants, takeaway and cafes.
  • South Australia observed a maximum fall of 0.5 per cent.
  • The Northern Territory recorded a maximum rise of 2.3 per cent.


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