Spending for the entire month was up across many categories, and was particularly strong in the delivered food, computers and digital entertainment categories.
Spending on delivered food rose 141% from the same time a year ago, reflecting the increase in the numbers of people using.
The computer software category leapt 70%, while spending on computers and equipment was up 45% from November 2019, as households continue setting up work from home offices.
Digital entertainment (including pay TV) also rose by 45%, and sales of electronic goods (including computer hardware, TVs, radios, cameras and car stereos) increased by 43%.
“We also saw continued strong sales from categories linked to housing” says Kelleher.
The home furnishings category was up 26% from the same time a year ago, spending at hardware stores rose by 17% from November 2019, while both building materials and household appliances rose by 11%.
This trend has been seen for several months.
Although some categories are doing well, others are sharply down from a year ago, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is particularly evident for retailers involved in travel and tourism.
Spending on cruise lines has plunged 101% from November 2019. The negative figure reflects both the drop in spending and the continued processing of refunds.
Travel agencies and tour operators fell by 79% from November 2019, duty free shops are down 71% and airline spending has decreased by 67%.