TAXABLE SALES IN CLARK COUNTY
ROSE BY 9.3 PERCENT IN OCTOBER
COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH A
YEAR AGO

It was the sixth straight month of
increases, paced by car and clothing
sales and business in restaurants
and bars.

The State Taxation Department reported
that taxable sales were up in 12 of the
past 13 months in Clark County. In
October sales reached 2.5 billion.

Statewide, taxable sales jumped 12.1
percent, with only Lincoln County showing
a decline, at 6.8 percent.

For the first 4 months of this fiscal
year taxable sales are 8.2 percent higher
than the same period a year ago.

Even the hard-hit construction industry
in Clark County is showing a rebound, with
the sales of building materials increasing
by 4.8 percent, the third consecutive month.

Business in restaurants and bars increased
by 12.8 percent, the fourth month with a
double-digit increase.

The state Gaming Control Board reported
that the casino gross was up in Clark
County by 10.4 percent in October.

Clothing sales in October rose 13.2 percent,
the fourth consecutive month of a double
digit increase.

Auto sales posted a 12.6 percent gain in
Southern Nevada, the 14th consecutive month
of gains. The furniture business increased
by 6.2 percent and general merchandise was
up 5.1 percent.

The statewide 12.1 gain, about 3.5 billion,
is the largest monthly increase this year.

The Taxation Department said that all taxes
are higher this fiscal year than projected
by the Economic Forum.