Original article by David Uren
The Australian – Page: 2 : 5-Apr-18
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that retail sales increased by 0.6 per cent in February, while growth in sales for January has been upwardly revised to two per cent. Rahul Bajoria and Krishna Goradia of Barclays say that the February sales data may have been boosted by an increase in Chinese tourists for the lunar new year. Department stores recorded the strongest growth in sales during February, at 1.5 per cent.
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, BARCLAYS BANK PLC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA