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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2009   
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RETAIL TRADE

The March 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for South Australia's retail turnover was $1,363.7m, while the estimate for Australia was $19,295.7m. South Australia's contribution to total retail turnover in Australia remained steady from February 2009 to March 2009 at 7.1%.

From February 2009, the increase in retail turnover for South Australia across all retail industries was 2.4%, while turnover for Australia increased by 2.2%.

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


Comparing March 2009 with March 2008, the South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services, which rose by 14.3% to $148.3m, and Clothing and soft good retailing, which rose by 9.9% to $73.7m.

No South Australian industry groups showed decreases in seasonally adjusted retail turnover from March 2008 to March 2009.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, Change over previous year, South Australia - March 2009
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, Change over previous year, South Australia - March 2009



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In April 2009, 2,772 new passenger vehicles and 4,459 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in South Australia. The trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in South Australia has continually decreased since February 2008.

In Australia, 41,746 new passenger vehicles and 70,572 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in April 2009. The trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in Australia has continually decreased since January 2008.

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



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