Retail sales in Australia rose by 0.6% month-over-month to AUD 35.10 billion in September 2022, unrevised from the flash print and after a 0.6% gain in the prior month. This was the ninth straight month of growth in retail trade, as sales continued to rise in cafes, restaurants, and takeaway food (1.3% vs 1.3% in August), as did for food retailing (1% vs 1.1%), while there was a rebound in sales of both household goods retailing (-0.8% vs 2.6%) and other retailing (0.2% vs -2.5%). Conversely, sales in department stores fell (-0.4 vs 2.8%). Among states and territories, Australian Capital Territory went up the most (1.6%), followed by Western Australia (1.4%), Queensland (1.1%), the Northern Territory (1.1%), Tasmania (0.9%), Victoria (0.4%) and New South Wales (0.3%). Meanwhile, sales in South Australia fell 0.2%, the first fall in six months. During Q3, retail sales volumes rose 0.2%, the fourth straight rise but the softest pace since the COVID lockdowns ended in October 2021. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Retail Sales MoM in Australia averaged 0.49 percent from 1982 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 16.30 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -17.40 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Australia Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

Retail Sales MoM in Australia is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Retail Sales MoM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-31 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Prel Sep 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4%
2022-11-04 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Final Sep 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
2022-11-28 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Prel Oct 0.6% 0.5% 0.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 0.60 percent Sep 2022
Retail Sales YoY 17.90 19.20 percent Sep 2022
Consumer Spending 287574.00 281512.00 AUD Million Jun 2022
Disposable Personal Income 366710.00 361506.00 AUD Million Jun 2022
Personal Savings 8.70 11.40 percent Jun 2022

Australia Retail Sales MoM
In Australia, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Australia, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.60 16.30 -17.40 1982 - 2022 percent Monthly
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Australia Retail Sales Grow for 9th Month
Retail sales in Australia rose by 0.6% month-over-month to AUD 35.10 billion in September 2022, unrevised from the flash print and after a 0.6% gain in the prior month. This was the ninth straight month of growth in retail trade, as sales continued to rise in cafes, restaurants, and takeaway food (1.3% vs 1.3% in August), as did for food retailing (1% vs 1.1%), while there was a rebound in sales of both household goods retailing (-0.8% vs 2.6%) and other retailing (0.2% vs -2.5%). Conversely, sales in department stores fell (-0.4 vs 2.8%). Among states and territories, Australian Capital Territory went up the most (1.6%), followed by Western Australia (1.4%), Queensland (1.1%), the Northern Territory (1.1%), Tasmania (0.9%), Victoria (0.4%) and New South Wales (0.3%). Meanwhile, sales in South Australia fell 0.2%, the first fall in six months. During Q3, retail sales volumes rose 0.2%, the fourth straight rise but the softest pace since the COVID lockdowns ended in October 2021.
2022-11-04
Australia Retail Sales Grow for 9th Month
Retail sales in Australia rose by 0.6% mom to a fresh record level of AUD 35.10 billion in September 2022, the same pace as in the prior month, a preliminary print showed. This was the ninth straight month of increase in retail trade, amid a combined strength in the food industries. Food retailing rose by 1.0%, while cafes, restaurants, and takeaway food services increased by 1.3%. Meantime, clothing footwear, and personal accessory retailing rose by 2% following a large fall of 2.3% in August, and other retailing gained 0.2%. In contrast, household goods retailing fell 0.8% after last month’s large rise of 2.6%, along with department stores (-0.4%). Among states and territories, Australian Capital Territory had the largest rise (1.6%), followed by Western Australia (1.4%), Queensland (1.1%), the Northern Territory (1.1%), Tasmania (0.9%), Victoria (0.4%) and New South Wales (0.3%). Meanwhile, sales in South Australia was down 0.2 percent, the first fall in six months.
2022-10-31
Australia Retail Sales Grow for 8th Month
Retail sales in Australia rose by 0.6% mom to a fresh record level of AUD 34.88 billion in August 2022, unrevised from the flash data and after a final 1.3% gain in July. This was the eighth straight month of increase in retail trade, with sales gaining further in both cafes, restaurants, and takeaway food (1.3% vs 1.8% in July) and food retailing (1.1% vs 1.2%). Also, sales in department stores went up for the second straight month (2.8% vs 3.8%), and household goods retailing had its largest rise since March, up 2.6% after falling in the prior four months. In contrast, other retailing fell for the first in 6 months and the largest drop so far this year (-2.5% vs 1.6%). Clothing also saw its biggest fall this year, down 2.3% after gaining in the prior 2 months. Sales grew in Tasmania (2.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.9%), New South Wales (1.5%), South Australia (1.3%), and Victoria (0.1%), while fell in Western Australia (-0.2%) and Queensland (-0.1%).
2022-10-05