Douglas County taxable sales drop slightly in April
Douglas County saw a slight drop in its taxable sales during the month of April.
Totaling $40.2 million, there was a half percent drop compared to April 2011.
So far this year, the county is running 4.6 percent ahead of last year with 2,173 locations reporting.
The county’s largest category, food services and drinking places, brought in $8.72 million, dropping 3.9 percent. General merchandise stores were also down, 3.8 percent, at $5.97 million.
Building materials and garden equipment was down 32 percent from $4.3 million to $2.9 million for the month.
But food and beverage stores were up 4.9 percent to $2.77 million.
Merchant wholesalers of durable goods raked in $3.88 million, up 64.6 percent from $2.36 million in April 2011.
Motor vehicle and parts dealers also showed an increase of 35.9 percent to $2.4 million.
The top five categories, in terms of dollars, are food services and drinking places, general merchandise stores, merchant wholesalers of durable goods, building materials and garden equipment and motor vehicle and parts dealers.
Statewide, taxable sales for April 2012 of $3.53 billion represents a 5.1 percent increase over April 2011 and a 7.2 percent increase for the fiscal year.
The largest increases in statewide taxable sales were realized by motor vehicle and parts dealers, up 10.5 percent; food services and drinking places, up 3.5 percent; utilities, up 103.2 percent; machinery manufacturing, up 74.8 percent; and merchant wholesalers, durable goods, up 10.2 percent.
Thirteen of Nevada’s 17 counties recorded an increase in taxable sales for April 2012 compared to April 2011.
Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and White Pine counties recorded a decrease.