Douglas County merchants posed a 16.3 percent increase in taxable sales during May, according to figures released by the Nevada Department of Taxation.
County businesses reported $73.7 million in taxable sales during the month and a total of $881.3 million for the fiscal year, an 18.2 percent increase.
Food services and drinking places pulled in $10.4 million up 57 percent from the same month last year.
Accommodations brought in $2.9 million, way up from the $4,865 county hotels brought in during the last full month of the lockdown.
General merchandise stores, including both Douglas Walmarts and the Target, made $10.67 million in taxable sales, actually down from May 2020’s $11.68 million.
Nonstore retailers, including most online stores, made up for that bringing in $8 million, up from $7.6 million in 2020.
Building materials and garden equipment and supplies sold $7.3 million in goods during May 2021, reflecting the county’s building boom. That was up 70 percent from May 2020.
Motor vehicle and parts dealers almost doubled their sales in May, from $2.7 million to $5.4 million.
A correction in merchant wholesalers of durable goods showed a $3.9 million decrease, which is something that rarely happens.
The Stateline casinos more than doubled the gaming win in June bringing in $31.1 million, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The main source of gaming revenue in Douglas County brought in $257.8 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, up 36.85 percent from the previous year.