Consumer confidence has dipped as shoppers remain subdued about spending.
The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index has fallen 2.2 points to 114.1 this month.
A reading above 100 indicates optimism.
ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie said on Friday that consumers are feeling financially worse off compared to a year ago, but more confident about the year ahead.
"The fact that it's (the index level) above 100 is still reasonably encouraging.
"There's still a bit of appetitite to get out there and spend ... people are spending a little bit, but not a lot. Consumers' overall attitude is still one of caution."