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Christmas Retail 2019

The guide to Australian retail data,

stories and forecasts this Christmas

2019 Forecasted Christmas Spend

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$14 billion shopping splurge for final week before Christmas


The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that Australians are set to splurge $14 billion nationwide in the countdown to Christmas.

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Shopping centres extending trading hours for Christmas | 7News

Shoppers searching for those last-minute Christmas gifts will soon have until midnight to bag a bargain in-store. 

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Deloitte forecasts retail sector recovery in 2020 | Courier Mail

Retail spending is tipped to grow in 2020 as the sector recovers from a dismal year... 

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NRA CEO Dominique Lamb: "people have unlocked the padlock on their wallets or purses" | Ragtrader

Dominique Lamb National retail Association CEO
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All of the Black Friday deals on offer from Australia's leading retailers |

One of the biggest sales events of the year is finally here. Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to bagging the best bargains.

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Black Friday sales set to take off in Australia | 9 News

Black Friday sales are set to take off in Australia like never before! Several new retailers are getting on board this year, and you're likely to be the winner if you can get in.

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Aussies to splurge $50k a minute this Xmas | Courier Mail

The countdown to Christmas has started with Aussie shoppers set to splurge $50,000 a minute over the festive period and Queenslanders will fork out a massive $9.7 billion..

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About Us

The National Retail Association is the voice of modern Australian retail, and your one-stop shop for news comment and analysis on the Christmas retail period.  Christmas trading runs from November 15, 2019 until December 31, 2019.  This includes Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Boxing Day sales.

Check this page for regular updates on sales projections, product trends, business and consumer sentiment, and emerging issues across the festive season.

As Australia’s most diverse retail industry association, the NRA can offer insights on behalf of all sizes and types of retailers in all states and territories.

As well as Chief Executive Dominique Lamb (right), the NRA has a range of other spokespeople who are able to answer media questions on the Christmas retail trading period.

Contact our media unit on 0411 279 930 or (07) 3240 0163.

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association