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Comparing April 2009 with April 2008, the South Australian industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (in seasonally adjusted terms) were Clothing and soft good retailing, which rose by 16.9% to $74.2m, Household good retailing, which rose by 9.2% to $238.1m, and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services, which rose by 6.2% to $149.9m.
No South Australian industry groups showed decreases in seasonally adjusted retail turnover when comparing April 2009 with April 2008.
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
In May 2009, 2,816 new passenger vehicles and 4,621 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in South Australia. This represents the first increase in the trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in South Australia since February 2008.
In Australia, 42,209 new passenger vehicles and 72,532 new vehicles in total (in trend terms) were sold in May 2009. This represents the first increase in the trend estimate for total new vehicle sales in Australia since January 2008.
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