Retail trade in Australia rose by 0.4 percent month-over-month in November 2018, beating market consensus of 0.3 percent and following a 0.3 percent gain in October. It was the biggest increase in trade since June amid strong promotional activity, including Black Friday sales. Household goods retailing led the rises (1.2 percent vs 0.6 percent), followed by clothing, footwear and personal accessories retailing (1.5 percent vs 2.9 percent), food retailing (0.2 percent vs 0.1 percent) and department stores (0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent). Meanwhile, small declines were seen in sales of other retailing (-0.1 percent vs 0.6 percent), and cafes, restaurant and takeaway services retailing (-0.1 percent vs -1 percent). Retail Sales MoM in Australia averaged 0.47 percent from 1982 until 2018, 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.