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1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2008   
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CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TURNOVER
The January 2008 trend estimate for South Australia's retail turnover was $1,411.1m, while the estimate for Australia was $20,183.2m. From December 2008 the increase in turnover across all retail industries for South Australia was 1.0% and a 0.4% nationally.

RETAIL TURNOVER(a), Current prices, Trend,
Percentage change from previous month

Retail turnover(a), current prices, trend, percentage change from previous month
Source: Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)


Comparing January 2008 with January 2007, retail turnover (trend) increased by 9.7% for South Australia and 7.4% for Australia.

Over the same period, the two South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) were Hospitality and service industries, rising by 21.7% (to $226.4m), and Food, rising by 10.3% (to $596.3m). The South Australian industry group which reported the largest decrease in retail turnover (trend) was Recreational goods retailing, which decreased by 18.7% to $43.8m.

RETAIL TURNOVER BY INDUSTRY GROUP, Current prices, Trend,
Percentage change over last twelve months, South Australia - January 2008

Retail turnover by industry group, current prices, trend, percentage change over last twelve months, South Australia - January 2008
Source: Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)


NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
In February 2008, 3,442 new passenger vehicles and 5,633 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in South Australia. Corresponding sales for Australia were 53,746 and 91,300.

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, South Australia
New motor vehicle sales, South Australia
Source: Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0.)


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