Just in: Australian retail sales rose 0.4% in August 2013, against the 0.3% prediction.
The largest contributor to the rise was surprisingly the department stores at 6.4%. The department stores are followed by cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.3 per cent) and food retailing (0.1 per cent).
The ABS report is here.
On the other hand, I have an infographic here, thanks to John Debrincat at eCorner, a leading Australian provider of secure eCommerce solutions that shows some interesting facts about Australia’s online retail landscape.