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Electronic Card Transactions: October 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  10 November 2017
Key facts

All figures are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified. Seasonally adjusted figures are subject to revision each month, and monthly movements can fluctuate.

Values are only available at the national level, and are not adjusted for price changes.

For October 2017, compared with September 2017, spending:

  • rose 0.3 percent in the retail industries
  • rose 0.4 percent in the core retail industries.

By industry the movements were:

  • hospitality, up $15 million (1.5 percent)
  • consumables, up $2.2 million (0.1 percent)
  • motor vehicles (excluding fuel), up $1.0 million (0.6 percent)
  • apparel, up $0.8 million (0.3 percent)
  • fuel, down $4.7 million (0.8 percent)
  • durables, down $5.7 million (0.5 percent).

 

The total value of electronic card spending, including the two non-retail industries (services and other non-retail), rose 0.4 percent in October. This follows no change in September 2017.

The non-retail (excluding services) industry rose $8.5 million (0.6 percent) and the services industry rose $2.7 million (1.0 percent).

In actual terms, cardholders made 143 million transactions across all industries in October 2017, with an average value of $48. The total amount spent across all transactions was $6.9 billion.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0258
10 November 2017

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