Australia provisional retail sales up 3.3% in July

SYDNEY, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Australian retail gross sales rose over again in July, preliminary knowledge showed on Friday, with features in all states and territories with the exception of Victoria which relapsed into a lockdown final month following a surge in recent coronavirus conditions.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday reported its preliminary estimate of retail gross sales rose to A$30.75 billion ($22.14 billion) in July, up a tough 12.2% on the identical month final twelve months.

This compares to an average annual upward thrust of 2.9% within the monetary twelve months ended June 2020, the ABS talked about.

Family items retailing led the monthly rises in July with turnover soaring 30% from a twelve months ago, with gross sales of furnishings, whitegoods and electrical objects final tough. ($1 = 1.3891 Australian bucks) (Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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