Annual retail turnover Australia 2004-2019

Retail turnover in Australia has seen a continued year on year increase since 2004. In 2019, total retail turnover in the country was approximately 329.6 billion Australian dollars, an increase of around nine billion Australian dollars from the previous year.

Retail turnover by industry

The Australian food retail industry has also seen steady year on year growth over the same years and recognized a total turnover of 130.55 billion Australian dollars in 2018. Clothing, footwear and personal accessory industries had a turnover of approximately 25.08 billion Australian dollars in the same year, and the household goods industry recognized a total turnover of 55.06 billion Australian dollars in 2018.

Online vs offline

Predominantly, Australians spent the most online on homewares. In 2017, products for the home accounted for 20 percent of all online spending, media products for 17.5 percent, and groceries for 16.7 percent. Offline, nearly three quarters of Australians said they had bought something from a pharmacy within the last 12 months in 2019, and a similar amount said they had purchased an item from a clothing, apparel or shoe store.

Annual retail turnover in Australia from 2004 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2004 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Values have been rounded.

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