Total value grocery spend in Australia 2019 by store

Grocery retail spending in Australia during 2019 was dominated by two home grown retail companies; Woolworths Group and Coles Group, both of whom recognized consumer spending of around 30 billion Australian dollars apiece. The retailer who took the third highest share of retail spending was German company Aldi, a relative newcomer to the Aussie retail market.
The wider retail industry picture
In 2018, Australian supermarkets recognized total sales revenue of just under 90 million Australian dollars, an increase from the previous financial year, and a continuation of a year on year increase in revenues. In the same year, supermarket and grocery industry turnover was around 109 billion Australian dollars; and again this represents an increase from the previous financial year and a continued year on year upward trend.
Customer penetration and the online grocery market
The two largest domestic supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles, had customer penetration of 7.2 million and 6.34 million households respectively in 2019. Aldi was the largest non-Australian retailer in terms of customer penetration, reaching 4.19 million households in the same year. Customers are increasingly buying groceries online, particularly as a result of the 2020 coronavirus outbreak. Purchases of pasta increased by 76 percent, egg buying by 72 percent and canned meals by 71 percent. In line with international panic buying as a result of the pandemic, Australians also bought just over 50 percent more toilet roll as part of their online grocery shopping.

Value of total grocery spend in Australia in 2019, by store

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

January 2019 to December 2019

Number of respondents

11,045 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

respondents were households rather than individuals

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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