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Retail Trade Survey: December 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 February 2012
Key facts

For the December 2011 quarter, compared with the September 2011 quarter (seasonally adjusted):

  • Core retail sales volumes rose 2.9 percent, the largest increase since the series began in 1995.
  • Total retail sales volumes rose 2.2 percent.
  • Total retail sales values rose 2.0 percent ($345 million), and core sales values rose 2.3 percent ($302 million).
  • In the North Island, sales values rose by a record 3.0 percent, the largest since this series began in 2003.

 

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

15 February 2012
ISSN 1178-0355

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