2018 Christmas retails sales to grow 2.9% to $51.5 billion

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 19-Nov-18

Roy Morgan’s annual Christmas retail sales forecasts indicate that Australians will spend nearly $51.5bn across retail stores during the 46-day Christmas trading period from November 9-December 24. This is 2.9% than the $50bn of retail expenditure during the 2017 Christmas trading period. Growth in retail expenditure is predicted across all six categories measured, with spending on Food expected to grow the fastest (3.7%) from a year ago to nearly $21 billion. Also expected to enjoy strong growth are Hospitality businesses (up 3.2% to over $7.3bn) and Apparel & Household Goods (up 3.1% to $4bn). The Christmas retail sales forecasts are conducted in conjunction with the Australian Retailers Association.


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