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July sales show modest gain

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - July sales in Snowmass Village showed little change year over year, increasing 1.4 percent from the same month in 2011,

According to a sales tax report from the town Finance Department, most industries that contribute to sales tax changed only slightly. Lodging, sports equipment and clothing and general retail showed modest gains, while restaurants, food, drug and liquor stores, and utilities experienced small losses. Special events was flat.

The "miscellaneous" category on the report showed a 227 percent increase, although sales tax and financial analyst Kim Trujillo said that was only because the difference was between two smaller numbers. The dollar amount of the increase was $753.78 in sales tax revenue.

Trujillo also said there were more auto leases this July, which fall under that category.

"But it's not significant," she said.

Summer sales so far, including the months of June and July, are up 3.1 percent from the same months last year.

Sales to date in 2012 are up 6.3 percent from the same seven-month period in 2011.


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The Aspen Times Updated Sep 11, 2012 06:19PM Published Sep 11, 2012 06:18PM Copyright 2012 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.