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Retail Trade Survey: May 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 July 2008
Highlights

For May 2008 compared with April 2008 (on a seasonally adjusted basis):

  • Total retail sales fell 1.2 percent ($69 million).
  • Core retail sales rose 0.7 percent ($27 million).
  • Motor vehicle retailing fell 14.8 percent ($102 million).
  • Fourteen of the 24 industries had modest sales movements, not increasing or decreasing more than $3 million.

The total retail sales trend has flattened since December 2007.

Graph, Retail Industry Contributions to the Change in Seasonally Adjusted Sales.

 Geoff Bascand 14 July 2008
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0355 
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