Digital radio sales reach 833,320
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SYDNEY, May 13 AAP
May 13 2012, 3:44PM
Sales of digital radios in Australia have risen by more than 60 per cent, new figures show.
Australians bought 88,004 digital radios in the first quarter of calendar 2012, according to a GfK Marketscope report released by Commercial Radio Australia on Sunday.
This was up 63 per cent from 53,996 digital radios sold in the prior corresponding period, Commercial Radio Australia said in a statement on Sunday.
"The industry is very pleased with the take-up of digital radio," Commercial Radio Australia chief executive Joan Warner said in the statement.
"Although discretionary retail spending seems to be down, digital radios are affordable and continue to sell well."
Australians had bought 833,320 digital radios since they were launched in 2009, Commercial Radio Australia said.