Australia Retail sales for November: 0.4% m/m(expected 0.3%)

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Australian retail sales data for November of 2018  

0.4 % m/m for a beat! 
  • expected 0.3%, prior 0.3% 
  • y/y +3.6% (ABS 'trend' y/y) 
I thought that if anything it might have surprised to the downside. Wrong. AUD response suggest I wasn't alone., its up a few tics on the release, above 0.7200 as I update. … later update, back under 0.72.

ABS noting a positive impact from 'Black Friday' sales (yeah, that's a thing in Australia now too!). If you are a bit inclined that way this is a reason to suggest there may be a 'pay back' in the December data because of spending that was dragged forward into November.  

For background, preview posted here yesterday: 

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