Re­tail­ers cel­e­brate

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIANS spent $47 bil­lion in the pre-Christ­mas trad­ing pe­riod from Novem­ber 15 to De­cem­ber 25.

The fig­ure was up 4.2 per cent for the same pe­riod in 2014.

Western Aus­tralian’s spent $5.3 bil­lion, up 1.7 per cent from 2014.

Na­tion­ally, con­sumers out­spent preChrist­mas es­ti­mates by $200 mil­lion.

Aus­tralian Re­tail­ers As­so­ci­a­tion di­rec­tor Rus­sell Zimmerman said the fig­ure was a great re­sult for the in­dus­try.

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