The seasonally adjusted figure followed a 0.3% rise in February.
The seasonally adjusted figure followed a 0.3% rise in February. Kieran Salsone

Retail sees slight growth in March

RETAIL trade rose 0.9% in March, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed.

The seasonally adjusted figure followed a 0.3% rise in February.

Food retailing was the largest contributor to the rise (0.9%), followed by cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (2.0%), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.6%).

New South Wales topped the states in boosting retail trade (1.2%), followed by Victoria (1.3%), Western Australia (1.2%), South Australia (0.6%), Queensland (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.5%), Tasmania (0.5%) and the Northern Territory (0.4%).



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