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November 2020 taxable sales highest on record

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 10:36:56-05

LAFAYETTE, La. - With more than $551 million estimated taxable sales in November, year-to-date sales in Lafayette Parish reached $5.76 billion-0.43% higher than 2019 and 5.22% higher than 2018.

In the City of Lafayette, year-to-date estimated sales are down 1.68% compared to 2019; however, sales are up 2.19% compared to 2018, according to a release by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

Year-to-date estimated sales are up in Carencro (12.1%), Duson (1.0%), Scott (1.1%), Youngsville (9.9%), and unincorporated areas (11.4%). Sales are down in Broussard (3.5%).

"Estimated sales are the highest on record for the month of November and we are on track to end the year with sales topping $6 billion," says Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of LEDA. "As we enter a new year, it's important to continue the shop local mindset to support our neighbors, friends and family as the pandemic and energy downturn continue."

Sales tax collection numbers are gathered by the Lafayette Parish School System.

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