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Electronic Card Transactions: July 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 August 2015
Commentary

All figures are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified.

Values are only available at the national level, and are not adjusted for price changes.

Retail spending using electronic cards rose by 0.4 percent in July 2015, following a 0.5 percent rise in June and a 1.3 percent rise in May this year.

All six retail industries had higher sales in July 2015, although two of these were almost unchanged.

The largest rise was in the apparel industry, up $10 million (3.6 percent). This follows four months of decreases.

Core retail spending (which excludes the vehicle-related industries) rose 0.5 percent in July 2015, following a 0.1 percent rise in June.

The total value of electronic card spending, including the two non-retail industries (services and other non-retail), rose 1.1 percent. This follows a 0.7 percent rise in June 2015.

Trends for the total, retail, and core retail series have generally been rising since these series began in October 2002.

In actual terms, card-holders made 124 million transactions across all industries in July, with an average value of $50. The total amount spent across all transactions was $6.3 billion.

For more detailed data see the Excel tables in the 'Downloads' box.

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