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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 December 2008, 3,047 new passenger vehicles and 5,044 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 February 2008.
In Australia, 44,910 new passenger vehicles and 76,319 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in December 2008. The trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in Australia has continually decreased since December 2007.
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