Total retail sales in May 2012 rose 0.7%. Consumers spent $83.2 million on retail goods representing an increase of $0.5 million year over-year.
Liquor stores, all other store types, and building material stores all registered increases in sales. In contrast, motor vehicle dealers, apparel stores, service stations and food stores reported lower sales activity during the month.
Residents returning to the Island declared overseas purchases of goods valued at $5.6 million during May 2012. This was 11.1% lower than the $6.3 million declared in May 2011.
Combined local and overseas spending totalled $88.8 million. After adjusting for the annual retail sales rate of inflation measured at 3.4% in May 2012, the volume of retail sales fell by 1.1%.
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- Retail Sales Drop $4.9 Million
- Retail Sales Decline 1% In December 2012
- Sales: Building Materials Up, Vehicles Down
- Retail Sales Index: Sales Decline In April 2013
- Retail Sales Index: March Sales Drop 1%
- February 2013 Retail Sales Decrease By 1.8%