Retail trade fell again in Tasmania in December - the 14th straight month of decline, according to official figures released this morning.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures saw Tasmanian retail trade fall 0.2 per cent in trend terms in December - a pattern mirrored by a national fall of 0.1 per cent.
In trend figures, only Western Australia (0.4 per cent) and Queensland (0.1 per cent) recorded increases, while NSW (-0.2%), Victoria (-0.2%), South Australia (-0.4%) and the ACT (-0.3%) all declined.
Retailing declined 0.5 per cent in December, as did household goods (-0.4%), cafes, restaurants and takeaways (-0.3%), and clothing, footwear and personal accessories (-0.2%).
Food (0.3%) and department stores (0.1%) all rose in trend terms.
In seasonally adjusted terms, Australian retail turnover fell 0.2 per cent in December, following a 0.2 per cent fall in November.