February 6, 2013 / 12:36 AM / 5 years ago

Australia Dec retail sales fall 0.2 pct

SYDNEY, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Australian retail turnover for
December and the fourth quarter, released by the Australian
Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.
   
 Monthly retail turnover at current prices:  
 A$ (billion)       Dec      Nov     m/m pct    Dec'11
 Seasonally adj     21.42    21.47    -0.2      20.94
 
 Quarterly retail turnover in chain volume measures:
 A$ (billion)       Q4       Q3      q/q pct    Q4'11
 Seasonally adj     63.75    63.72    +0.1      62.11
    Retail sales in the previous month were revised to: -0.2 pct
from -0.1 pct.
    Forecasts centred on a rise of 0.3 percent on the month, as
well as for the quarter, a Reuters poll showed.
    For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web
site at www.abs.gov.au.

 (Reporting by Ian Chua; Editing by John Mair)

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