Retail Sales – January 2012

Retail Sales – January 2012

  • The value of retail sales in January 2012 showed an increase of 4.4 per cent compared with January 2011.
  • Sales volumes in January 2012 increased 2.0 per cent when compared with January 2011.
  • Sales volumes were driven primarily by non-store retailing, other stores and predominantly food stores.
  • The year on year implied price deflator slowed to show inflation of 2.2 per cent, the lowest since 1.0 per cent in November 2009.
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