CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada sales rose 3.8 percent in December over the same month in 2010, bolstered by gains in durable goods and clothing and accommodations leading up the holidays.

A report released Monday by the Nevada Department of Taxation shows Nevada merchants sold $4.2 billion in goods, on which the state collected gross sales and use taxes of $324.8 million. Tax collections were up about 3 percent from the previous year.

Twelve of Nevada’s 17 counties reported increased taxable sales. In Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, sales were up 9.5 percent. In northern Nevada’s Washoe County, which includes Reno, sales rose 6.1 percent.

Some industries posting notable increases during the month include bars and restaurants, up 8.8 percent; and clothing and accessories, up 12.9 percent.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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