Retail Sales Looking Up

Larger increases in retail sales south of the metro. While the April retail numbers declined statewide the local numbers continued a positive trend.

It is now the 7th straight month that the retail sales report has higher numbers for both Cass County and Plattsmouth when compared to a year earlier according to the Cassgram.

The Nebraska Department of Revenue’s Net Taxable Sales Report, comparing April 2012 to April 2011, shows Cass County with an 8.8% sales increase to $8,607,290. In the Plattsmouth city limits, April sales were up 9.6% to $4,108,273.

(The March ’12 report had Cass County with a 5.2% sales increase and Plattsmouth also with a 5.2% increase from a year earlier.)

Statewide, April 2012 taxable sales were 1.8% lower than in 2011.

The April report for neighboring counties: Otoe [+1.3%], Lancaster [+6.5%], Saunders [+5.3%] and Sarpy [+5.0%].

Nearby cities: Ashland [-0.3%], Bellevue [+2.1%], Nebraska City [+1.2%], Papillion [-2.3%], Springfield [+4.0%] and Syracuse [-0.1%].

---The NDR’s April Net Taxable Motor Vehicle Sales Report said Cass County posted a 15.5% increase when compared to the same month in 2011. Taxable motor vehicle sales totaled $5,140,313.

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