Xmas splurge set to boost retail sales

CHRISTMAS SALES FORECAST TO SURPASS 2019:

NSW

* 2019 $15.9B actual

* 2020 $16.7B forecast

VIC

* 2019 $13.2B

* 2020 $13.8B

QLD

* 2019 $10B

* 2020 $10.6B

SA

* 2019 $3.2B

* 2020 $3.3B

WA

* 2019 $5.2B

* 2020 $5.5B

TAS

* 2019 $1B

* 2020 $1.05B

NT

* 2019 $419M

* 2020 $431M

ACT

* 2019 $931M

* 2020 $978M

NATIONAL

* 2019 $49.9B

* 2020 $52.4B

* Five per cent increase nationwide.

Source: National Retail Association