Retail Trade turnover increased by a seasonally adjusted +0.3 per cent in January to $28.4 billion.
State versus state
After recording unremarkable results up until September last year retail turnover is suddenly up by a rip-snorting +8.5 per cent in the ACT, an annualised result not seen since the financial crisis stimulus.
Perhaps surprisingly retail trade has picked up strongly in the Northern Territory too.
The year-on-year data shows the influence of the housing market up-cycle on industry sectors.