Retail sales in Lafayette reach $3.1B in 2014, an increase of 4.7 percent over last year


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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana —

The Lafayette Economic Development Authority says year-to-date retail sales in Lafayette have reached $3.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 4.7 percent over last year.

That includes $565 million in sales in June alone. June sales, the highest on record for the month, reflect an increase of 5.3 percent over June 2013.

The Advertiser reports ( ) building materials continues to lead the way for retail sales, up 16 percent compared to 2013. Other categories showing increases over 2013 numbers are services, auto, other/miscellaneous and general merchandise.

Information from: The Advertiser,

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