Retail trade in Australia rose by 0.1 percent month-over-month in January 2019, following a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month but missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Sales rebounded in other retailing (0.7 percent vs -0.1 percent in December) and fell less in clothing, footwear and personal accessories retailing (-0.3 percent vs -3.1 percent). Also, sales of household goods retailing were unchanged, after falling 2.9 percent in December. On the other hand, sales growth slowed in food retailing (0.3 percent vs 0.6 percent), and cafes, restaurant and takeaway services (0.3 percent vs 1.1 percent). Additionally, sales of department stores dropped further (-2.1 percent vs -1.3 percent). Retail Sales MoM in Australia averaged 0.47 percent from 1982 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8.10 percent in June of 2000 and a record low of -10.60 percent in July of 2000.