Taxable sales in Nevada rose 5.1% in April compared to the same month last year.
The Associated Press reports the state Department of Taxation reports Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods on which the state collected $272.4 million in gross sales and use taxes, which are up 2.6% over April 2011.
The report released Thursday says taxable sales rose in 13 of Nevada's 17 counties.
Clark County, the state's population hub, saw sales increase 4.9%, while sales in northern Nevada's Washoe County were relatively flat, up just 0.2%.
Several sectors reported noticeable gains.
Sales of cars and auto parts and durable goods were both up about 10%.
Accommodations rose 13.4%, while sales at bars and restaurants posted a 3.5% increase. (AP)
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