Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 2.2 percent in June

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 2.2 percent in June.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1pHo0Wh ) sales tax collection figures released Monday by the city-parish Finance Department show businesses and consumers spent $690.1 million in June. That compares with nearly $675.4 million in spending in June 2013.

The figures do not include vehicle sales.

For the first six months of the year, spending in the parish, excluding vehicle sales, ran 2.4 percent ahead of 2013's pace, to reach $4 billion.

Spending is up 4.9 percent in the Baton Rouge city limits, to reach nearly $2.2 billion. The total is down 0.4 percent outside the city limits, at $1.8 billion.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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