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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2011   
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CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

The seasonally adjusted estimate for South Australia's retail turnover rose to $1,458.5 in March 2011. This represented an increase of 0.3% from the previous month ($1,453.6m), and 0.8% above the sales recorded in March 2010 ($1,447.5m). In contrast, national retail turnover fell to $20,457.4m in March 2011; a decrease of 0.5% over the previous month but 2.3% above the sales recorded in March 2010 ($20,001.3m). South Australia's contribution to total retail turnover in Australia remained steady at 7.1% in March 2011.

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


Comparing March 2011 with March 2010, the South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Food retailing, up 2.7% to $598.9m and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services, up 2.6% to $148.8m.

Clothing, footwear and personal accessories and Other retailing recorded the largest industry group decreases in turnover over this period, falling by 3.6% and 1.3% respectively.

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



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In trend terms, sales of new passenger vehicles in South Australia fell to 3,045 in March 2011. This represents a decrease of 1.1% from the February sales (3,079) and is 6.4% lower than sales in March 2010 (3,254). Total new vehicles sales in South Australia fell 0.8% in March 2011 to 5,251.

In Australia, new passenger vehicle sales fell 0.7% to 47,824 in March 2011 from 48,138 in February. The March 2011 estimate is 4.1% below the new passenger vehicle sales for the same time the previous year (49,886). Total new vehicle sales increased 0.2% to 85,462 in March 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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