1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2009  
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CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

The April 2009 seasonally adjusted estimate for South Australia's retail turnover was $1,362.4m, while the estimate for Australia was $19,351.4m. South Australia's contribution to total retail turnover in Australia decreased slightly from 7.1% in March 2009 to 7.0% in April 2009.

From March 2009, the decrease in retail turnover for South Australia across all retail industries was 0.1%, while turnover for Australia increased by 0.3%.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, South Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, South Australia


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.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, Change from April 2008 to April 2009, South Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Seasonally adjusted, Change from April 2008 to April 2009, South Australia



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.

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, South Australia
Graph: NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, South Australia