Retail sales in December have missed expectations, falling 0.1 per cent seasonally adjusted, with dips in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT, according to the Bureau of Statistics.
South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania recorded gains, while Queensland remained unchanged.
Analysts had forecast a rise of 0.3 per cent for the month. For the quarter, sales rose 0.9 per cent seasonally adjusted.
"That's consistent with a rebound in real consumption growth from ...