Industry superannuation funds were the best performers in the last quarter as total super assets rose by 1.3 per cent to $913.9 billion.

The corporate regulator said industry funds showed the strongest growth in the three months up to June 30, with assets increasing by 3.1 per cent or $4.6 billion to $154.6 billion.

Retail fund assets grew by 1.9 per cent or $5.6 billion to $294.6 billion and public sector funds added 0.7 per cent or $1.1 billion to $152.3 billion.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication on Thursday which showed super assets were 19.8 per cent higher compared to the previous year.

Retail funds received 46.7 per cent or $10 billion of total contributions over the quarter while industry funds took in 25.3 per cent or $5.4 billion.

Public sector funds absorbed 23.8 per cent or $5.1 billion.