For the September 2012 quarter, compared with the June 2012 quarter (seasonally adjusted):
- The total volume of retail sales fell 0.4 percent.
- The total value of retail sales fell 0.8 percent.
- Three of the largest retail industries – supermarket and grocery stores, motor-vehicle and parts retailing, and fuel retailing – had decreased sales values.
- Hardware, building, and garden supplies sales volumes rose 4.2 percent, boosted by sales in Canterbury.
14 November 2012