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June puts bow on improved taxable sales

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.