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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2011  Final
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RETAIL TRADE

The seasonally adjusted estimate for South Australia's retail turnover fell to $1,452.5m in April 2011. This represents a decrease of 0.4% from the previous month ($1,457.7m), and 2.0% below the sales recorded in April 2010 ($1,482.8m). In contrast, national retail turnover rose to $20,737.9m in April 2011; an increase of 1.1% over the previous month and 3.3% above the sales recorded in April 2010 ($20,081.0m). South Australia's contribution to total retail turnover in Australia fell to 7.0% in April 2011.

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


Comparing April 2011 with April 2010, the South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Clothing, footwear and personal accessories, up 1.4% to $111.6m and Food, up 1.2% to $600.5m.

Household goods and Other retailing recorded the largest industry group decreases in turnover over this period, falling by 8.4% and 6.1% respectively.

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



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In trend terms, sales of new passenger vehicles in South Australia fell to 3,001 in April 2011. This represents a decrease of 0.8% from the March sales (3,025) and is 7.7% lower than sales in April 2010 (3,252). Total new vehicles sales in South Australia fell 0.9% in April 2011 to 5,143.

In Australia, new passenger vehicle sales fell 0.5% to 47,585 in April 2011 from 47,825 in March. The April 2011 estimate is 4.9% below the new passenger vehicle sales for the same time the previous year (50,047). Total new vehicle sales fell 0.1% to 84,511 in April 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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