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Retail NZ Sales Index

The Retail NZ Sales Index measures credit card spending data with Retail NZ merchants who process their sales with Westpac and reports the change in average sales per site.

Spending compared to the previous year

October 2020 sales compared to October 2019 UP +20.7%
Year on year comparison for the last eight months UP +0.34%

Retail Radar - quarterly headlines from the retail sector

Retail Radar is our quarterly research report that provides a snapshot of retailer sentiment, and identifies future expectations of sales, inflation and employment intentions.

Our Christmas Outlook Special Edition (October) report is out now:

Our COVID-19 Special Edition (October) report is out now:

Updated 2nd November 2020.