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Increase in total sales for Fiji businesses

January 7, 2018 3:00 am

The total wholesale and retail sales for Fiji as of June quarter last year stood at $977.4million dollars.

The Fiji Bureau of Statistics recorded an $8.7million increase in total sales due to an increase in the sale of motor vehicles and automotive fuel compared to the same quarter in 2016.

However, total sales rose by $7.5million compared to the March quarter due to an increase in the sale of hardware material and automotive fuel.

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However, sales of automotive fuel fell by 0.7 percent.

The sales of food, non-alcoholic beverages, tobacco and alcoholic beverages increased by 1.0 per cent or $2.7million.

Meanwhile, sales of motor vehicles fell by $0.9million and the sales of hardware, paints and glass rose by 5.3 percent compared to 2017.

This all covers registered businesses engaged in wholesale and retail trade.

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