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Christmas period boosts domestic card spending – Media release

19 January 2021

Spending on groceries, furniture, and electronics boosted December 2020 sales compared with December 2019, but accommodation and fuel spending was low, Stats NZ said today.

Total retail card spending rose 3.5 percent in the December 2020 month, up $250 million, compared with December 2019.

For the December 2020 quarter, actual retail card spending using electronic cards was $20 billion, up $816 million (4.3 percent) compared with the December 2019 quarter.

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