Tag Archives: trade figures

December sales data divides commentators

‘Reputable trade’ or ‘dismal run’? The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) was bullish about the December trade figures, but others struck a more downbeat tone. Responding to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) latest data, the ARA says it represents “a reputable Christmas trade”. The figures show a 2.75 per cent …

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October trade figures bode well for festive season

October trade figures suggest a strong lead-up to the Christmas trading period, with a 3.56 per cent total year-on-year increase. The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) welcomed the figures, just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman says the results should increase confidence and he …

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July trade figures ‘disappointing’ for retail

The National Retail Association (NRA) says the new financial year has got off to a “disappointing” start for retail. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), trade figures flatlined for July. First, retail turnover remained unchanged at zero per cent. Second, there were falls in three of the six …

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February figures show end to retail spending slump

The spending slump in Australian retail has come to an end following the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for February, showing a rise in turnover of 0.6 per cent. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb says the February results are “promising” for the retail sector, …

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