Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Christmas Eve shopping blitz:

Aussies expected to spend $2 billion today
By Motherpedia
Date: December 24 2012
Editor Rating:
xmas-shopping

Shoppers will take every opportunity to get one last gift today, according to projections from the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) and GE Capital Christmas Retail Index.

The report shows almost 7% of Aussies will finish their shopping on Christmas Eve, but the anticipated spend suggested numbers of last minute shoppers would be higher.

“This year with Christmas on a weekday the week long countdown until the shops close hasn’t happened,” says ANRA CEO Margy Osmond.

“It’s given some people a false sense of security about how much time was left before Santa starts making his rounds.”

“New South Wales and Western Australian residents will be spending the most in the shops today (at least $321million and $210million respectively) – 11% of WA residents surveyed expected to finish their shopping on Christmas Eve, rivaled only by Tasmania where 16% of the population will be nipping down to the shops to buy one last gift.

“Most of us have done the bulk of our shopping by today, though, with purchases expected to set us back around $93 per head today, indicating one or two last minute stocking fillers rather than a rush to get all the family and friends a gift.

“West Australians will be spending about $88 per person today, twice as much as Queenslanders and three times that of Victorians who are so well organised only 4% expect to complete their shopping at the very last,” Mrs Osmond said.

Retailers are predicting about $32bn in sales over the Christmas period, a 4% increase in December retail sales.

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Recent Comments
0 Total Comments
Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:33343


Your Comment has been posted
Related Articles
stressed-christmas
An increasing number of young people find family tension over…
Read more
tummy_bug
Nothing worse than a tummy bug from food poisoning. Here's…
Read more
Shipping-containers-freight-wallpaper-preview

Latest Tech Used In Shipping Containers
Read how the shipping industry has revolutionised

Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Vtech giveaway motherpedia

Win 1 of 3 VTech Toys Pack Giveaway
Playtime is so much more with VTech

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Moonlight lifestyle

Moonlight Cinema to bring…
Moonlight Cinema announces brand new Western Sydney venue

Screen shot 2019-11-26 at 8.29.12 am

Your Magical Christmas Wonderland…
Adventure park is about to light up the night sky with its "Christmas Festival of Lights"

Screen shot 2019-11-21 at 11.11.36 am

The Preston Market Gets…
It's time to feel pumped up for the holiday season!

Bruno-kelzer-zqzuigxcvrq-unsplash

Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.