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1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/03/2011   
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CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

The January 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for South Australia's retail turnover rose for the first time in four months to $1,460.1m; a rise of 2.4% from the previous month ($1,425.4m), and 0.4% above the sales recorded in January 2010 ($1,453.9m). Nationally, retail turnover rose to $20,440.6m in January 2011; an increase of 0.4% over the previous month and 1.8% above the sales recorded in January 2010 ($20,078.7m). South Australia's contribution to total retail turnover in Australia rose slightly to 7.1%.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, South Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, South Australia


Comparing January 2011 with January 2010, the only two South Australian industry groups with increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Food retailing, up 5.2% to $605.1m and Cafe, restaurants and takeaway food services, up 3.5% to $152.4m.

Department stores and Clothing, footwear and personal accessories recorded the largest industry group decreases in turnover over this period, falling by 7.9% and 5.3% respectively.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, Change from January 2010 to January 2011, South Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, Change from January 2010 to January 2011, South Australia



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In trend terms, sales of new passenger vehicles in South Australia rose to 3,205 in January 2011. The latest rise represents a slight increase (0.4%) from the December sales (3,192) but is 1.4% lower than sales in January 2010 (3,250). In contrast, total new vehicles sales fell 0.1% in January 2011 to 5,393.

In Australia, new passenger vehicle sales rose 0.8% to 49,454 in January 2011 from 49,075 in December. The January 2011 estimate is 1.7% above the new passenger vehicle sales for the same time the previous year (48,648). Total new vehicle sales remained unchanged at 85,252 in January 2011.

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, South Australia
Graph: NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, South Australia



*DATA NOTES

Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.


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