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The major industry groups driving Western Australia's retail turnover (trend) in the three months to January 2007 (compared to the three months to October 2006) were food retailing (up $62 million or 2.6%), other retailing (including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, antiques and used goods, garden supplies, flowers, watches and jewellery) (up $42 million or 7.9%), and hospitality and services ($37 million or 5.0%).
Over the three months to February 2007, Western Australia's new motor vehicle sales rose by 2.7% (796 vehicles) to 29,791 vehicles in trend terms, compared to the previous three month period. Sports utility vehicles recorded the largest increase over this period, rising by 313 vehicles (5.3%), while strong gains were also recorded for passenger vehicles (up 301 vehicles or 1.8%) and other vehicles (up 182 vehicles or 2.8%). Other vehicles comprise utilities, vans, trucks and buses.
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