Released today by the Australian economy data on retail sales during the month of Marhc, where the seasonally adjusted reading showed a drop by -0.5%, lower than the previous reading 0.5 that revised to 0.8%, while the expectations referred to 0.5%.

As for the retail sales index, excluding inflation releasd with the actual reading 0.0%during the first quarter this year, compared to the previous reading -0.3% modified to -0.4%, where analysts' forecasts indicated a rise of 0.6%.