The value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent on month in November, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday – being available in at A$ 27.115 billion.
That surpassed expectations for a boost of 0.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the October reading.
By category, sales for food retailing (0.2 percent), family products selling (0.4 percent), other retailing (0.4 percent), clothing, footwear and individual accessories selling (0.5 percent), and cafes, restaurants and takeaway services retailing (0.1 percent) all ticked higher. Outlet store were reasonably the same (0.0 percent).
By area, sales in Queensland (0.5 percent), Victoria (0.4 percent), Western Australia (0.3 percent), South Australia (0.2 percent), the Australian Capital Territory (0.5 percent), and Tasmania (0.2 percent) all moved higher. Sales in New South Wales (-0.1 percent) and the Northern Area (-0.6 percent) were down.
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