Retail trade in Australia decreased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in December 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and worse than market expectations of a 0.1 percent fall. It marked the first decline in retail trade since July, when the index dropped by 0.1 percent. Household goods (-2.8 percent vs 1.5 percent in November) and clothing and footwear (-2.4 percent vs 1.4 percent) led the falls after strong rises in November from Black Friday promotions. Also, there were declines in department stores (-1.1 percent vs 0.3 percent) and other retailing (-0.1 percent, the same as in November). On the other hand, sales rose further food retailing (0.5 percent vs 0.3 percent) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.1 percent vs a flat reading). Retail Sales MoM in Australia averaged 0.47 percent from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8.10 percent in June of 2000 and a record low of -10.60 percent in July of 2000.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-02 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
2018-12-06 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-01-11 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%
2019-02-05 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4% 0.5% -0.1% 0.27%
2019-03-07 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4%
2019-04-03 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM
2019-05-07 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.29%


Australia Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 103.80 99.60 123.94 64.61 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.40 0.50 8.10 -10.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.20 3.40 12.70 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 260656.00 259955.00 260656.00 33383.00 AUD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 303619.00 302682.00 303619.00 3106.00 AUD Million [+]
Personal Savings 2.40 2.80 20.40 -1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 2802.59 2799.32 2802.59 35.83 AUD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 0.20 0.30 2.90 -0.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 121.30 122.20 122.50 34.20 percent of GDP [+]
Bank Lending Rate 8.66 8.65 20.50 8.10 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.94 0.89 1.67 0.46 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 102.19 99.24 131.41 70.47 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 92.87 94.23 127.29 59.25 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 98.41 102.77 124.40 79.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 122.03 117.09 154.86 71.04 [+]


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. This page provides - Australia Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 0.50 8.10 -10.60 1982 - 2018 percent Monthly
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