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Retail Trade Survey: March 2015 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 May 2015
Key facts

For the March 2015 quarter, compared with the December 2014 quarter (seasonally adjusted):

  • The total volume of retail sales rose 2.7 percent – the largest percentage increase since December 2006. In dollar terms, it was a record increase since this series began in September 2003. 
  • All 15 industries had higher sales volumes. 
  • Electrical and electronic goods retailing recorded the largest volume increase, up 8.9 percent.
  • The total value of retail sales rose 1.7 percent. 

Graph, Change in retail seasonally adjusted sales, quarterly, March 2010 to March 2015.  

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0355
14 May 2015

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