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Retail spending in Baton Rouge drops slightly in April

1 year 6 months 4 weeks ago June 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015 Thursday, June 25 2015 June 25, 2015 6:44 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish dropped by less than 1 percent in April.

Sales tax collection figures released Wednesday by the city-parish Finance Department show businesses and consumers spent almost $671.0 million in April. That compares with $676.3 million in spending in April 2014.

The figures do not include vehicle sales, which are generally examined separately when looking at spending as an economic indicator.

Spending, excluding vehicles, within the Baton Rouge city limits was up 5 percent in April, but spending outside the city limits of Baton Rouge was down by 7.7 percent.

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