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Online Retail Boost

09 June 2020 by News Desk

Online Retail sales across Australia rose to $2,703m in April making up 11.1% of total retail sales.

The figures show an almost 5% increase in online retail purchases during the month.

In March 2020, online retailing made up 7.1% of total retail sales.

In original terms, online sales rose 26.4% in April, following a rise of 23.5% in March 2020. Rises were seen in the online sales of both pure-play and multi channel retailers.

Online Retail Boost

The proportion of total sales made online rose moderately in Food industries, from 3.1% in March to 4.1% in April.
The rise was much larger in Non-food industries, which rose from 13.0% in March to 20.5% in April.

Sales of hardware, building and garden supplies increased by 6.6%.

This likely reflects the impacts of regulations regarding social distancing impacting the ability of physical stores to trade during April.

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