INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index shows improvement in January following a weak December.

NAB’s Consumer Anxiety Index* was basically unchanged in Q4 2017 at near survey lows with job security causing Australians the least stress, consistent with a strongly improving labour market.

In seasonally adjusted terms, at -2.2%, online retail sales contracted in December, the largest since November 2014. Looking through the month to month volatility, while the trend is still positive, it has again slowed.

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index shows a slowdown in December following a strong November.

NAB Online Retail Sales Index (NORSI) accelerated strongly in November(+4.7% mom s.a.).

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index shows strong growth in the month of November (1.6% mom).

Last month’s surprise spike in business conditions was more than unwound in November, although that was partly expected.

NAB Online Retail Sales Index (NORSI) rebounded in October(+1.5% mom s.a.) from a contraction in September (-0.5%).

Spending growth slows but “experiences” continue to out-perform.

A shopfront to the world: how Amazon’s arrival could spell opportunity for Australian retailers.

NAB’s proprietary indicator of Australian retail sales reveals a continuation of very slow growth in recent months.

Business conditions hit an all new high in October.

Online sales contract in the month, also slower over the year.

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