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Comparing January 2011 with January 2010, the only two South Australian industry groups with increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Food retailing, up 5.2% to $605.1m and Cafe, restaurants and takeaway food services, up 3.5% to $152.4m.
Department stores and Clothing, footwear and personal accessories recorded the largest industry group decreases in turnover over this period, falling by 7.9% and 5.3% respectively.
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
In trend terms, sales of new passenger vehicles in South Australia rose to 3,205 in January 2011. The latest rise represents a slight increase (0.4%) from the December sales (3,192) but is 1.4% lower than sales in January 2010 (3,250). In contrast, total new vehicles sales fell 0.1% in January 2011 to 5,393.
In Australia, new passenger vehicle sales rose 0.8% to 49,454 in January 2011 from 49,075 in December. The January 2011 estimate is 1.7% above the new passenger vehicle sales for the same time the previous year (48,648). Total new vehicle sales remained unchanged at 85,252 in January 2011.
Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.
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