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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jul 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2008   
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CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

The May 2008 trend estimate for South Australia's retail turnover was $1,449.9m, while the estimate for Australia was $20,171.4m. From April 2008, the increase in turnover for South Australia across all retail industries was 0.6%, while turnover for Australia increased by 0.1%.

Retail turnover(a) at current prices, Trend, Change from previous month
Graph: Retail turnover(a) at current prices, Trend, Change from previous month


Comparing May 2008 with May 2007, the two South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) were Other retailing, rising by 23.2% (to $151.2m), and Hospitality and service industries, rising by 21.1% (to $236.3m). (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 14.6% to $44.7m.

Retail turnover, Trend, Change over previous year, South Australia - May 2008
Graph: Retail turnover, Trend, Change over previous year, South Australia—May 2008



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In June 2008, 3,378 new passenger vehicles and 5,511 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in South Australia. Corresponding sales for Australia were 52,014 and 88,460. 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.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, South Australia
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, South Australia



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