InDaily InDaily

Support independent Journalism Donate Subscribe
Support independent journalism

SA retail spending falls


Retail spending fell in South Australia in April, with national figures showing SA was the only state to record a drop.

Comments Print article

Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows Australian retail turnover rose 0.4 per cent in April 2018 (seasonally adjusted estimate), following a flat result in March.

All states and territories recorded an increase in April, apart from South Australia which recorded a fall of 0.6 per cent.

Nationally, the increase was just above the 0.3 per cent rise the market was forecasting.

Seasonally adjusted retail spending rose to $26.557 billion in the month.

Spending on food and household goods retailing both rose 0.4 per cent in April, while clothing, footwear and personal accessory sales fell 0.2 per cent.

The Australian dollar got a slight boost, rising to 75.97 US cents at 1138 AEST, up from 75.85 US cents immediately before the 1130 AEST data release.

– with AAP

Help our journalists uncover the facts

In times like these InDaily provides valuable, local independent journalism in South Australia. As a news organisation it offers an alternative to The Advertiser, a different voice and a closer look at what is happening in our city and state for free. Any contribution to help fund our work is appreciated. Please click below to donate to InDaily.

Donate here
Powered by PressPatron


Show comments Hide comments
Will my comment be published? Read the guidelines.

More Business stories

Loading next article