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The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its retail sales data on Tuesday. Retail sales in Australia rose 0.7% in June, exceeding expectations for a 0.5% gain, after a 0.4% increase in May.
May's figure was revised up from a 0.3% rise.
Food retailing climbed 0.2% in June and household goods retailing rose 0.8%, while department stores sales dropped 0.2%, clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing was up 0.1% and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services sales increased 0.3%.
Australian retail sales climbed 0.8% in the second quarter of 2015.
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