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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.
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.
Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.
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