Australia retail sales in Nov jump 2% on Black Friday boom

Credit: REUTERS/Steven Saphore

SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Australian approvals to build new homes in November, seasonally adjusted, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday:

Seasonally adjusted


Private sector houses


Private dwellings ex-houses


Total dwelling units


Approvals were down 4.6% on a year earlier.

Forecasts for total approvals had centred on a fall of 2.0% m/m in November, a Reuters poll showed.

For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site at

(Reporting by Wayne Cole; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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