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Retail Trade Survey: March 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 01:30pm  –  17 June 2011
Highlights

For the March 2011 quarter compared with the December 2010 quarter (seasonally adjusted):

  • Increases were recorded in all regions, except in Canterbury, down 2.2 percent ($47 million).
  • Total retail sales value rose 2.0 percent ($324 million).
  • Total retail sales volume rose 0.9 percent.
  • Motor vehicles and parts retailing had the largest value rise (up 5.9 percent or $110 million), and the largest volume rise (up 6.3 percent).
  • Fuel retailing had the second-largest value rise (up 5.6 percent or $99 million), and the largest volume drop (down 3.9 percent).
 Graph, Retail industry contributions (ranked) to change in seasonally adjusted sales values, change from previous quarter, March 2011 quarter.

 

Dallas Welch (Mrs) 17 June 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0355
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