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ABS to collect online retail data from 2013 

25 July 2012

The Federal Government has announced that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will begin collecting data on online retail spending by the end of 2013. The government has allocated $2.1...

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28 February 2010

Leading Edge ConferenceThe Leading Edge Books National Conference will be held this weekend, 6-8 March, in Hobart. Over 80 independent booksellers will be attending, and many publishers and authors will...

Retail sales 7.9 per cent up on last year 

4 August 2009

Retail sales in Australia in June 2009 were 7.9% up on June 2008, said Inside Retailing, citing figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS showed that...

Retail sales up 0.3% in April 

2 June 2009

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has reported that retail sales rose 0.3% in April to $19.351 billion from $19.296 billion in March, seasonally adjusted. However the results for April...

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18 November 2008

Book and newspaper sales up 20.5% on 2007Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for September indicate books are bucking the flat national retail trend. While retail trade figures for the...

ABS figures tell mixed story 

30 September 2008

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that while overall retail sales rose in August, sales in many areas declined. ‘Retail sales rose 0.6% in August, seasonally adjusted,...

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4 March 2008

ACCC releases details on ARW/Borders decisionThe Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has now released a detailed report on its decision not to oppose any bid for Borders' Australian stores by...

Booksellers expect strong Christmas despite rate rise 

7 November 2006

Derek Dryden, president of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), is expecting a ‘fantastic Christmas' for booksellers, despite today's decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to increase interest rates...