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Good news and bad greets modest CPI increase for June 2014 quarter

The announcement today of a modest rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is likely to lead to the Reserve Bank (RBA) keeping interest rates on hold on the first Tuesday of next month (August), according to leading analysts and economist.

Posted Wed 23/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Encouraging sales figures, How's Costco doing and The Faces of Uniqlo

In a confidence boost for the industry, retail sales figures released this week are encouraging; plus Costco sales are up but profit is down, Petbarn chooses its logistics software, lobbying for less red tape and just who are the face of Uniqlo?

Posted Fri 07/03/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers demand stability as trade picks up 0.1%

Retailers are demanding economic and political stability to bring consumer confidence back so they begin spending once again.

Posted Wed 03/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

March retail figures stumble after solid February

Despite a strong start earlier in the year, the retail industry has tumbled by 0.4 per cent in March.

Posted Mon 06/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Internet downloads increase: A sign for retailers to be online

Internet downloads have increased by a third in volume over six months to June 2012 quarter, according to the latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Posted Wed 10/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

December retail results disappoint

Despite the slight optimism from retailers prior to the Christmas sales, the results for December has unfortunately fallen short.

Posted Wed 06/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade dropped 0.1% in November

The retail turnover figures for November have been described by retailers as disappointing.

Posted Wed 09/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade flat in October

A rate cut is now more crucial than ever for retailers with the ABS retail trade figures showing that Australian retail turnover was flat in October.

Posted Mon 03/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures flatline

The ABS trade figures show that while brighter trade results of 1.2 per cent were achieved in June, they have flatlined in July with turnover falling 0.8 per cent, seasonally adjusted

Posted Mon 03/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sales figures show improvement in May

According to new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures retail turnover rose 0.5 per cent in May after a jump of just 0.1 per cent in April.

Posted Thu 05/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Turnover leaves sector disappointed

Last month's retail turnover growth appear to have given the industry false hope after it slumped 0.2 per cent in April.

Posted Thu 31/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Trade figures triple in March

Signs of improvements are showing after the Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.9 per cent in March 2012.

Posted Tue 08/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade back down 0.1%

Following a 0.1 per cent rise in November 2011, the ABS has reported that retail trade figures for December, the most crucial month of trading, fell 0.1 per cent.

Posted Mon 06/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Modest growth for retail trade figures

Following a 0.4 per cent rise the previous month, the latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in October.

Posted Thu 01/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade up another 0.4%

For the third month in a row, the ABS retail trade figures has shown signs of improvement with the Australian retail turnover rising 0.4 per cent in September 2011.

Posted Thu 03/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sales on the rise

The ABS showsthat retail turnover is heading slowly towards an upward direction as retail trade figures has grown 0.6 per cent in August.

Posted Wed 05/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures bounce 0.5%

It appears that consumers are spending again as the Australian retail trade turnover rose 0.5 per cent in July 2011, following a 0.1 per cent fall in the previous month.

Posted Thu 01/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures fall 0.1%

The industry turnover was highly affected by the turnover of department stores which fell -3.2 per cent.

Posted Wed 03/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence rocked by carbon tax uncertainty, say retailers

The Australian National Retailers Association has blamed carbon price uncertainty for keeping consumers out of shops leading to a drop in sales.

Posted Thu 07/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hope fades as May figures show drop in sales

The fall in retail trade during May has ruined the glimmer of hope retailers felt after solid figures in April, according to the National Retailers Association.

Posted Wed 06/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers rejoice after interest rates kept on hold

The National Retail Association has praised the Reserve Bank of Australia after it announced a decision to keep rates on hold for another month.

Posted Wed 06/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers urged to get online or stay invisible

A massive jump in the number of tax-related Google searches has prompted the search engine company and MYOB to encourage small business owners to set up a website in order to save their enterprise.

Posted Mon 04/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Australian businesses rake in $143 billion worth of internet orders

Internet orders received by Australian businesses jumped 15 per cent in 2009-10 worth just under $143 billion, new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show.

Posted Mon 27/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Easter period helped retail trade

Retail trade figures are up 1.1 per cent in April, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.3 per cent the previous month, according to the ABS.

Posted Fri 03/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reality of retail in trade figures

Retail trade figures released by the ABS has dropped 0.5 pr cent in March 2011 where the only positive turnover was seen in othing, footwear and personal accessory retailing up by a 0.1 per cent.

Posted Fri 06/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

February flood boosts retail trade

Both the ARA and the ANRA saidQueenslander's need for new household goods following the natural disasters of late December and January drove the 0.5 per cent growth in retail trade.

Posted Fri 01/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

SA lags behind other states

The trend estimate of the monthly retail turnover for South Australia decreased by 0.2 per cent in January 2011, while the national estimate was flat at 0.0 per cent.

Posted Wed 30/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Industry inches up 0.2%

The January retail trade figures from the ABS show a turnover of 0.4 per cent, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.2 per cent the previous month.

Posted Tue 01/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers concern about future trading

The latest retail trade figures from the ABS have confirmed that consumers continued to remain cautious during the crucial December period.

Posted Tue 08/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

sdea leads British shopfittings Group to EuroShop 2011

Posted Thu 27/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Growth in retail sales is not enough

Released on Monday, figures revealed that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in November 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a revised fall of 0.8 per cent last October.

Posted Tue 11/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade drops 1.1 per cent

In the ABS' latest retail trade statistics, the largest fall for the month was recorded in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services which had dropped -4.8 per cent

Posted Mon 06/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Soft retail economic tradings

The retail industry depreciated 0.1 per cent in seasonally adjusted volume terms but year-on-year the results improved by 1.8 per cent.

Posted Fri 03/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

The GST debate

Following Gerry Harvey's comments to bring the GST threshold on imported goods down to apply on products worth less than $1000, Choice says it would be "poor policy".

Posted Tue 30/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Soft retail trade figures

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in September 2010.

Posted Fri 05/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail business activity drops

The number of actively trading retail businesses in Australia dropped by 2.4 per cent between 2008-09, according to figures released by the ABS.

Posted Tue 26/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Slow but steady increase

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that retail sales increased 0.3 per cent in August.

Posted Wed 06/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

"Shade of glimmer" for retailers

After reporting on the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade figures, retailbiz was able to catch up with ARA executive director Russell Zimmerman.

Posted Wed 01/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wotif.com.au beats own record profits

According to the company, the 22 per cent uplift in profit was driven off the back of sales of 7.12 million room nights across the Wotif Group.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dismal retail growth of just 0.2%

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that retail sales increased 0.2 per cent in June, seasonally adjusted, compared with an increase of 0.2 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 06/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail turnover up by just 0.2%

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that retail sales rose 0.2 per cent in May, seasonally adjusted, compared with a rise of 0.6 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 02/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

ABS retail sales up 0.6 per cent, retailers remain cautious

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures show that sales in April rose 0.6 per cent compared with a rise of 0.8 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 04/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Surprise drop in retail sales

The latest ABS retail trade figures show that sales in February fell 1.4 per cent compared with a rise of 1.1 per cent the previous month.

Posted Wed 31/03/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sales up 1.2 per cent in January

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures show that sales in January have been strong, rising 1.2 per cent seasonally adjusted, compared with a fall of 0.9 per cent the previous month.

Posted Fri 05/03/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fourth rate rise will impact retail growth

A fourth consecutive RBA rate rise will have a significant impact on growth for retailers, who are still dealing with last year's three rate rises.

Posted Fri 29/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

ABS Consumer Price Index up 0.5%

The latest figures of the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 per cent in the December quarter of 2009, compared with a rise of one per cent in the September quarter.

Posted Fri 29/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

November sales up 1.4% on previous month

ABS Retail Trade figures released showing 1.4 per cent growth in sales, compared with a rise of 0.4 per cent the previous month, was the first official sign of a strong Christmas very early on in the season.

Posted Mon 11/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers expect consumer confidence to drop

The ABS Retail Trade figures released yesterday showing a small 0.3 per cent growth in sales, highlights the trend of patchy recovery and that Australia is not showing strong signs of spending consistent with trend economic growth.

Posted Fri 04/12/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail sales are up 0.3%

The ABS October retail turnover figures show sales continue to be sluggish. In October retail sales were up 0.3 per cent, after a fall of 0.2 per cent in September and 0.5 per cent growth in August.

Posted Thu 03/12/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

May retail trade figures show growth is continuing

The latest retail figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the seasonally adjusted estimate increased by one per cent in May 2009.

Posted Thu 02/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Economists proven wrong as Australia avoids recession

Australia has narrowly avoided going into recession, with the Australian economy growing 0.4 per cent in the March quarter.

Posted Thu 04/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers spend $19.3 billion in March

In current price seasonally adjusted terms, Australian turnover increased by 2.2 per cent in March 2009 after decreasing by a similar amount in February and increasing for the previous four months.

Posted Thu 07/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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