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Retail sales, October 2009

Embargoed until 5:00pm – 09 December 2009
Retail sales, October 2009

Electronic card transactions data for November 2009 published today on the Statistics New Zealand website included some data that could be used to derive totals for the Retail Trade Survey for October 2009, due for release on Monday 14 December 2009.

To ensure equal access to this information, Statistics New Zealand is releasing Retail Trade Survey totals for October 2009 today, in the table below. The full Retail Trade Survey media release and detailed information will be released as scheduled on Monday 14 December 2009.

Retail Trade Survey totals for the October 2009 month
/ Core retail / Total retail
Actual sales value – $(million) / 4,127 / 5,467
Change from October 2008 – percent / 2.1 / -0.2
Seasonally adjusted sales value – $(million) / 4,128 / 5,474
Change from September 2009 – percent / 0.5 / 0.0

The time series for these totals will also be available from Infoshare on Statistics New Zealand’s website www.stats.govt.nz from 6pm tonight.

Geoff Bascand 9 December 2009
Government Statistician

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