Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics data released on Tuesday showed that the total value of retail sales in Australia in November increased by 7% monthly after seasonal variables were put into account to reach A$31.623 billion.

This growth is strongly higher than expectations that sales fell by 0.6% after growing by 1.4% in October.

Consumer goods led the rise, with sales up 13% last month thanks to regular work in Victorian stores throughout the month following the lifting of restrictions to contain the new Corona virus pandemic, the success of a shopping day known as Black Friday and the introduction of new products in the electrical and electronics sectors.

Monthly sales of clothing, shoes and personal items also increased significantly, as did supermarket sales, cafes, restaurants and food services outside restaurants.

At the same time, retail sales increased by 13.2% in November.