Retail sales in Australia declined by 0.1 percent month-over-month in July 2019, after a 0.4 percent gain in June and missing market forecasts of a 0.2 percent increase. It was the first monthly decrease in retail trade since April, as sales dropped in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-1 percent from 1.7 percent in June); cafes, restaurants and takeaway food (-0.6 percent from 0.4 percent); and other retailing (-0.4 percent from 0.7 percent). Also, sales in household goods retailing went up 0.1 percent, easing from a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. On the other hand, sales in food retailing advanced further (0.3 percent from 0.2 percent) and in department stores fell less (-0.2 percent from -0.7 percent). Retail Sales MoM in Australia averaged 0.47 percent from 1982 until 2019, 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
2019-06-04 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Apr -0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
2019-07-04 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM May 0.1% -0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-08-02 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Jun 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
2019-09-03 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Jul -0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1%
2019-10-04 01:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Aug -0.1% 0.1%
2019-11-04 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Sep 0.2%
2019-12-05 12:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Oct


Australia Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.20 100.00 123.94 64.61 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.40 8.10 -10.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.40 2.60 12.70 1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 263544.00 262570.00 263544.00 33383.00 AUD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 310782.00 309948.00 310782.00 3103.00 AUD Million [+]
Personal Savings 2.30 3.00 20.40 -1.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 2899.68 2829.93 2899.68 35.83 AUD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 0.20 0.10 2.90 -0.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 120.30 120.70 122.00 34.20 percent of GDP [+]
Bank Lending Rate 8.03 8.03 20.50 8.03 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.96 0.98 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.40 8.10 -10.60 1982 - 2019 percent Monthly
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