Smaller communities show improved retail sales. The retail numbers were higher in May in Nebraska and especially southeast Nebraska, but the immediate local sales figures were even better.
It is now the 8th straight month that the retail sales report has higher numbers for both Cass County and Plattsmouth when compared to a year earlier.
The Cassgram shows the Nebraska Department of Revenue’s Net Taxable Sales Report, comparing May 2012 to May 2011, shows Cass County with an 11.6% sales increase to $9,716,863. In the Plattsmouth city limits, May sales were up 17.5% to $4,700,316.
(The April ’12 report had Cass County with an 8.8% sales increase and Plattsmouth with a 9.6% increase over a year earlier.)
Statewide, May 2012 taxable sales were 8.2% higher than in 2011.
The May report for neighboring counties: Otoe [+9.0%], Lancaster [+7.9%], Saunders [+9.1%] and Sarpy [+10.2%].
Nearby cities: Ashland [+13.8%], Bellevue [+8.6%], Nebraska City [+6.3%], Papillion [+3.4%], and Syracuse [+3.7%].
---The NDR’s May Net Taxable Motor Vehicle Sales Report said Cass County posted a 14.0% increase when compared to the same month in 2011. Taxable motor vehicle sales totaled $5,184,326.