Retail sales in Australia fell 0.2% in September following an incline by 0.9% in August that was revised to 0.7% and it was expected to jump 0.5%. Retail sales excluding inflation declined 0.4% in the third quarter of this year after previous revised 1.9% from 2.0%, while forecasts referred to -0.5%.

Today's report showed that spending at department stores fell 2.9% in September, while clothing sales slipped 0.9%. On the other hand, spending at restaurants jumped 1%.