Australian retail turnover risesApril 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australia’s retail turnover rose 0.2 percent in February, following a rise of 0.3 percent in January, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Tuesday.
The Australian retail trade at the current price rose to $20.99 billion in February, compared to $20.95 billion in January, the ABS said.
Turnover fell in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing, cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services and household goods retailing, reported Xinhua.
Economists had forecast a rise of 0.2 percent for the month of February.
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