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Territorians predicted to be the big spenders at post-Christmas sales –$15.1 billion expected to go through the tills from Boxing Day to mid January

26/12/2013

 

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and research partner Roy Morgan Research said Territorians were expected to spend $726.51 per person in the post-Christmas sales from today through to mid January – an estimated four percent rise on last year’s purchases per head of $697.28.

ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said last year’s big spenders were West Australian’s, spending $734.34 per person in the post-Christmas sales, however the ARA predicts a negative one percent change with West Australian’s predicted to spend $725.01 per head in these post-Christmas sales. 

“Based on the predicted spend per head, the other big spenders are South Australian’s and Tasmanian’s, with almost a three and a half percent and three percent growth respectively expected on last year’s dollars spent per head.

“Looking past the dollars spent per head, it is great to see all states and territories predicted to experience positive growth this post-Christmas period, ranging from two percent (Western Australia) to 6.1 percent (Northern Territory).

“Based on the 2012-13 post-Christmas sales figure of 14.6 billion, we’re predicting a large percentage growth year-on-year at 3.8 percent – a positive sign for the retail sector,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Since 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has been the peak industry body representing Australia’s $258 billion retail sector, which employs over 1.2 million people. The ARA ensures retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 5,000 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. Visit www.retail.org.au or call 1300 368 041

-ends-  For interview opportunities with ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman call the ARA Media Line T: 0439 612 556 or E: media@retail.org.au

NOTE: ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman will be available for interviews in Sydney today for an overview of retail sales over the post-Christmas period

WHAT: ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman available for comment on retail Christmas sales
WHERE:
Sydney CBD (Pitt Street Mall)
DATE:
Boxing Day - 26 December 2013
TIME:
Television, radio and print interviews available from 10.30am onwards

Dollar spend per head state breakdown – post-Christmas:

State

2012 Actual $ per head

2013 predicted $ per head

2013 predicted change in $ per head

NSW


601.33

618.95


2.90%

VIC


646.53

659.51


2.00 %

QLD


668.68

680.25


1.70%

WA


734.34

725.01


-1.30%

SA


594.13

614.68


3.45%

TAS


564.23

580.90


2.95%

NT


697.28

726.51


4.20%

ACT


714.48

725.09


1.50%

NATIONAL TOTAL SALES POST-XMAS


14.583 billion

15.140 billion

 

 

 Roy Morgan Research figures – post-Christmas:

State

2012 Post Xmas Actuals

2013 Post Xmas Prediction

Predicted Growth

NSW

4393

4585

4.4%

VIC

3641

3784

3.9%

QLD

3055

3169

3.7%

WA

1789

1825

2.0%

SA

984

1027

4.4%

TAS

289

298

3.1%

NT

164

174

6.1%

ACT

268

278

3.7%

NATIONAL

14582

15140

3.8%

 

Category

2012 Post Xmas Actuals

2013 Post Xmas Prediction

Predicted Growth

FOOD

6006

6232

3.8%

HH GOODS

2466

2534

2.8%

APPAREL

1097

1140

3.9%

DEPARTMENT STORE

1034

1063

2.8%

OTHER RETAIL

2038

2111

3.6%

CAFES

1940

2060

6.2%

National

14582

15140

3.8%

 

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