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Comparing the September quarter 2008 with the September quarter 2007, the two South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (in trend terms) were Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services, rising by 17.2% to $445.1m, and Food retailing, rising by 12.6% to $1,720.7m.
The only South Australian industry group to report a decrease in retail turnover was Clothing and soft good retailing, which decreased by 3.5% to $187.6m.
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
In October 2008, 3,118 new passenger vehicles and 5,220 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in South Australia. The trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in South Australia has continually decreased since March 2008.
In Australia, there were 47,117 new passenger vehicles sold in October 2008 and 80,030 new vehicles in total (in trend terms). The trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in Australia has continually decreased since January 2008.
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