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Published October 03, 2013, 08:56 AM

ND 2nd quarter taxable sales down 2.4 percent

North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases dropped 2.4 percent during April, May and June when compared to the same three months a year ago.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases dropped 2.4 percent during April, May and June when compared to the same three months a year ago.

North Dakota's Tax Department says the state recorded about $6.3 billion in taxable sales and purchases during the second quarter.

Deputy Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says taxable sales and purchases decreased $157.3 million from the second quarter in 2012.

Rauschenberger says a late spring blizzard and excessive rains hampered some industries during the quarter. But he says the retail and wholesale trade sectors grew, which suggests that consumer confidence remained strong.


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