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Retail Trade Survey: October 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 December 2008
Highlights

For October 2008 compared with September 2008 (on a seasonally adjusted basis):

  • Total retail sales fell 1.3 percent ($69 million).
  • Core retail sales rose 0.8 percent ($34 million).
  • Motor vehicle retailing sales fell 14.5 percent ($90 million).
  • Appliance retailing sales rose 7.6 percent ($15 million).
  • In 14 out of 24 industries, sales moved up or down by less than $3 million.

The total retail sales trend has dropped 0.9 percent since the beginning of 2008.

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

Geoff Bascand 12 December 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0355

 

 
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