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1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/04/2011   
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CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

The seasonally adjusted estimate for South Australia's retail turnover fell to $1,452.9 in February 2011. This represented a fall of 0.5% from the previous month ($1,460.2m), but 1.6% above the sales recorded in February 2010 ($1,430.3m). In contrast, national retail turnover rose to $20,534.7m in February 2011; an increase of 0.5% over the previous month and 3.6% above the sales recorded in February 2010 ($19,826.5m). South Australia's contribution to total retail turnover in Australia remained steady at 7.1% in February 2011.

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


Comparing February 2011 with February 2010, the South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Food retailing, up 5.0% to $599.1m and Department stores, up 1.2% to $125.1m.

Other retailing and Clothing, footwear and personal accessories recorded the largest industry group decreases in turnover over this period, falling by 1.9% and 1.7% respectively.

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



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In trend terms, sales of new passenger vehicles in South Australia fell slightly to 3,123 in February 2011. This represents a decrease of 0.5% from the January sales (3,138) and is 4.0% lower than sales in February 2010 (3,253). Total new vehicles sales in South Australia fell 0.3% in February 2011 to 5,362.

In Australia, new passenger vehicle sales fell 0.3% to 48,386 in February 2011 from 48,537 in January. The February 2011 estimate is 1.9% below the new passenger vehicle sales for the same time the previous year (49,316). Total new vehicle sales fell 0.3% to 84,485 in February 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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