Retail spending continues to rise in Tasmania

Tasmanian shoppers continue to happily part with their hard-earned, with the state registering a 0.2 per cent jump in retail spending last month.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics says retail spending in Tasmania in July was $464.9 million in trend terms, up from $463.8 million in June.

The increase was in line with the national figures, which show a 0.1 per cent jump in spending in July in trend terms.

Most states and and territories recorded a rise in trend terms in July: New South Wales was up 0.3 per cent, Western Australia (up 0.1%), South Australia (up 0.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (up 0.2%).

Victoria was relatively unchanged (0.0%). Queensland (-0.1%) and the Northern Territory (-0.3%) fell in trend terms.

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