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Comparing June 2008 with June 2007, the two South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) were Other retailing, rising by 22.6% (to $151.9m), and Hospitality and service industries, rising by 20.6% (to $238.4m). (Other retailing includes a number of components of retailing such as Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry retailing, Watch and jewellery retailing and Garden supplies retailing. For further information on what is included in Other retailing, refer to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006)
The South Australian industry group which reported the largest decrease in retail turnover (trend) was Recreational goods retailing, which decreased by 16.0% to $43.5m.
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
In July 2008, 3,279 new passenger vehicles and 5,461 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in South Australia. Corresponding sales for Australia were 51,699 and 86,772. The trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in Australia has continually decreased since January 2008, while sales in South Australia have remained relatively flat.
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