Retail sales returns to normal

Retail sales returns to normal

The latest quarterly results from the two major retailers reveal Australian shoppers preferred Woolworths to Coles in the March quarter as shopping patterns return to normal and promotional activity picked up. Woolworths same-store food sales fell 2.1% in the quarter...
Retail sales returns to normal

Australian milk down in March

Australian milk production fell 1.8% YOY in March with mixed output across states according to Dairy Australia, bringing the season to date 0.7% ahead of the season prior. In Victoria, output fell 3.5% YOY for the month, with big falls in western Victoria (-8.2% YOY)...
Retail sales returns to normal

Australian exports mixed

Australian cheese exports fell 3.9% to 98,861t in the eight months to February, including a reduction of 10,198t in sales to Japan. Butter and AMF exports rose 134% and 50.7% respectively. Combined fat exports (on a commercial butter equivalent basis) were up 103% for...
Retail sales returns to normal

Australian exports mixed

Australian cheese exports fell 5.1% to 86,606t in the seven months to January, including a reduction of 8,105t in sales to Japan. Butter and AMF exports rose 121.7% and 38.4% respectively. Combined fat exports (on a commercial butter equivalent basis) were up 90.4%...
Retail sales returns to normal

January milk up 3.3%

January milk collections rose 3.3% YOY bringing season to date production 1.0% ahead of the prior season comparable. Dairy Australia reported production lifted across most states, except for South Australia and Western Australia. In Victoria, January collections rose...