Douglas County merchants reported an improved June, ending the fiscal year up 6.3 percent, according to figures released by the Nevada Department of Taxation on Tuesday.
Merchants reported $52.8 million in taxable sales during the month, up from $50.59 million in June 2012.
Douglas County merchants reported $592.8 million in taxable sales for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, up from $557.6 million the previous year.
The largest category for Douglas County, food services and drinking places was up 9.2 percent in June, accounting for $12.1 million.
The category was up for the year.
General merchandise stores were up 18.2 percent over the same month last year bringing in $8.29 million during the month. The county has shown a steady increase in the category since the Gardnerville Walmart opened in February.
Building materials and garden equipment and supplies also posted an increase to $5.2 million. Food and beverage stores reported an 11.5 percent decrease to $2.79 million. Merchant wholesalers of durable goods was up 9.6 percent to $2.75 million.