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Retail Trade
United States


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Retail Trade by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  44-45 Retail trade 1,118,447 2,460,886,012 237,195,503 13,991,103
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 122,633 645,367,776 50,238,931 1,718,963
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 64,725 71,690,813 9,959,441 482,845
443 Electronics & appliance stores 43,373 68,561,331 7,064,114 345,042
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 93,117 227,566,101 25,608,856 1,117,912
445 Food & beverage stores 148,528 401,764,499 40,581,095 2,893,074
446 Health & personal care stores 82,941 117,700,863 15,190,635 903,694
447 Gasoline stations 126,889 198,165,786 11,482,092 922,062
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 156,601 136,397,645 16,597,371 1,280,153
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 69,149 62,010,926 7,113,235 560,839
452 General merchandise stores 36,171 330,444,460 30,870,965 2,507,540
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 129,838 78,109,161 10,165,424 752,986
454 Nonstore retailers 44,482 123,106,651 12,323,344 505,993

 

 

Retail Trade by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
44-45 Retail trade 1,118,447 2,460,886,012 237,195,503 13,991,103
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 122,633 645,367,776 50,238,931 1,718,963
4411 Automobile dealers 49,237 553,652,292 37,400,147 1,138,995
44111 New car dealers 25,897 518,971,824 35,202,751 1,046,243
44112 Used car dealers 23,340 34,680,468 2,197,396 92,752
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 13,589 28,890,506 2,569,916 102,768
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 3,014 10,069,749 813,962 29,463
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 10,575 18,820,757 1,755,954 73,305
441221 Motorcycle dealers 3,635 7,369,260 712,065 29,026
441222 Boat dealers 5,262 8,934,230 839,296 35,134
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 1,678 2,517,267 204,593 9,145
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 59,807 62,824,978 10,268,868 477,200
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 42,519 43,165,668 6,718,215 334,556
44132 Tire dealers 17,288 19,659,310 3,550,653 142,644
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 64,725 71,690,813 9,959,441 482,845
4421 Furniture stores 29,461 40,968,335 5,619,603 251,300
4422 Home furnishings stores 35,264 30,722,478 4,339,838 231,545
44221 Floor covering stores 16,603 16,471,814 2,458,208 96,186
44229 Other home furnishings stores 18,661 14,250,664 1,881,630 135,359
442291 Window treatment stores 2,126 915,301 148,564 8,548
442299 All other home furnishings stores 16,535 13,335,363 1,733,066 126,811
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 43,373 68,561,331 7,064,114 345,042
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 28,789 42,250,978 4,462,377 237,033
443111 Household appliance stores 10,484 10,082,894 1,217,530 60,220
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 18,305 32,168,084 3,244,847 176,813
44312 Computer & software stores 11,741 24,058,663 2,277,764 90,501
4431201 Computer stores (custom assembly) 3,801 3,983,465 395,184 17,013
4431202 Other computer stores 5,670 17,230,438 1,465,645 58,592
4431203 Prepackaged software stores 2,270 2,844,760 416,935 14,896
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 2,843 2,251,690 323,973 17,508
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 93,117 227,566,101 25,608,856 1,117,912
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 71,916 195,888,196 22,313,100 952,296
44411 Home centers 3,997 51,627,926 4,996,451 283,853
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 8,429 7,943,420 1,011,136 43,517
44413 Hardware stores 15,748 13,605,263 2,095,331 137,831
44419 Other building material dealers 43,742 122,711,587 14,210,182 487,095
4441901 Retail lumber yards 11,046 41,846,016 4,451,507 171,556
4441902 All other building material dealers 32,696 80,865,571 9,758,675 315,539
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 21,201 31,677,905 3,295,756 165,616
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 4,769 4,069,193 535,455 26,479
44422 Nursery & garden centers 16,432 27,608,712 2,760,301 139,137
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 148,528 401,764,499 40,581,095 2,893,074
4451 Grocery stores 96,542 368,250,471 37,426,166 2,643,608
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 69,461 351,402,705 35,827,805 2,489,721
44512 Convenience stores 27,081 16,847,766 1,598,361 153,887
4452 Specialty food stores 22,373 10,829,908 1,455,642 118,831
44521 Meat markets 7,214 4,347,021 544,414 39,866
44522 Fish & seafood markets 1,634 1,037,553 101,933 7,120
44523 Fruit & vegetable markets 3,179 2,106,828 236,967 17,251
44529 Other specialty food stores 10,346 3,338,506 572,328 54,594
445291 Baked goods stores 2,790 890,310 191,036 14,810
445292 Confectionery & nut stores 3,684 1,227,942 190,786 21,578
445299 All other specialty food stores 3,872 1,220,254 190,506 18,206
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 29,613 22,684,120 1,699,287 130,635
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 82,941 117,700,863 15,190,635 903,694
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 43,615 98,630,857 11,587,516 703,752
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 41,743 96,989,832 11,380,631 687,330
4461102 Proprietary stores 1,872 1,641,025 206,885 16,422
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 9,014 4,418,998 603,595 46,527
44613 Optical goods stores 15,192 6,432,078 1,401,239 73,049
44619 Other health & personal care stores 15,120 8,218,930 1,598,285 80,366
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 7,404 3,488,590 484,956 38,537
446199 All other health & personal care stores 7,716 4,730,340 1,113,329 41,829
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 126,889 198,165,786 11,482,092 922,062
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 81,684 127,609,117 7,228,587 613,957
44719 Other gasoline stations 45,205 70,556,669 4,253,505 308,105
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 156,601 136,397,645 16,597,371 1,280,153
4481 Clothing stores 94,740 95,918,083 11,225,054 927,930
44811 Men's clothing stores 12,143 9,864,629 1,325,198 83,581
44812 Women's clothing stores 39,672 27,257,683 3,365,846 305,685
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 5,115 4,638,006 474,416 46,520
44814 Family clothing stores 20,450 44,796,060 4,797,129 392,269
44815 Clothing accessories stores 5,860 2,132,281 313,776 25,754
44819 Other clothing stores 11,500 7,229,424 948,689 74,121
4482 Shoe stores 31,399 20,543,252 2,348,605 185,803
4482101 Men's shoe stores 2,376 1,317,461 177,238 9,879
4482102 Women's shoe stores 4,466 2,343,324 325,172 26,825
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 1,047 459,463 67,030 5,632
4482104 Family shoe stores 18,233 10,498,695 1,159,247 93,308
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 5,277 5,924,309 619,918 50,159
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 30,462 19,936,310 3,023,712 166,420
44831 Jewelry stores 28,336 18,511,350 2,836,030 154,877
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 2,126 1,424,960 187,682 11,543
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 69,149 62,010,926 7,113,235 560,839
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 46,315 41,415,227 4,818,678 362,973
45111 Sporting goods stores 24,424 20,043,321 2,387,903 176,190
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 7,458 9,311,810 1,005,295 80,671
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 16,966 10,731,511 1,382,608 95,519
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 10,824 14,388,277 1,368,645 111,757
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 6,590 3,182,916 494,767 45,351
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 4,477 3,800,713 567,363 29,675
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 22,834 20,595,699 2,294,557 197,866
45121 Book stores & news dealers 14,676 13,228,864 1,566,577 131,243
451211 Book stores 12,363 12,375,058 1,447,308 121,473
4512111 Book stores, general 7,693 8,167,174 964,743 78,897
4512112 Specialty book stores 2,980 1,418,656 199,287 18,517
4512113 College book stores 1,690 2,789,228 283,278 24,059
451212 News dealers & newsstands 2,313 853,806 119,269 9,770
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 8,158 7,366,835 727,980 66,623
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 36,171 330,444,460 30,870,965 2,507,540
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 10,366 220,108,157 22,083,291 1,795,577
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 10,366 223,232,158 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 10,366 223,232,158 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 2,100 52,453,180 6,060,867 414,940
45211019 Conventional department stores (incl leased depts) ## 2,100 53,292,653 N N
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 6,378 126,122,830 11,329,683 1,031,941
45211029 Discount or mass merch dept stores (incl leased depts) ## 6,378 128,213,745 N N
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 1,888 41,532,147 4,692,741 348,696
45211039 National chain department stores (incl leased depts) ## 1,888 41,725,760 N N
4529 Other general merchandise stores 25,805 110,336,303 8,787,674 711,963
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 1,530 81,918,756 5,862,565 428,357
45299 All other general merchandise stores 24,275 28,417,547 2,925,109 283,606
4529901 Variety stores 14,065 D D (100,000+)
4529902 Catalog showrooms 671 D D (50k-99999)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 9,539 13,437,528 1,419,918 112,045
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 129,838 78,109,161 10,165,424 752,986
4531 Florists 26,200 6,555,088 1,396,389 125,195
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 44,615 31,573,035 3,637,361 306,492
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 7,330 17,075,739 1,580,695 98,121
4532101 Stationery stores 1,202 512,924 75,050 6,156
4532102 Office supplies stores 6,128 16,562,815 1,505,645 91,965
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 37,285 14,497,296 2,056,666 208,371
4533 Used merchandise stores 17,990 6,043,642 1,203,591 97,965
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 41,033 33,937,396 3,928,083 223,334
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 8,318 5,492,749 709,075 61,192
45392 Art dealers 5,698 3,000,798 401,152 19,510
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 5,485 13,347,491 1,122,749 40,401
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 21,532 12,096,358 1,695,107 102,231
453991 Tobacco stores 3,884 3,068,352 213,374 14,880
453998 All other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores) 17,648 9,028,006 1,481,733 87,351
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 44,482 123,106,651 12,323,344 505,993
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 10,013 79,018,305 5,743,431 218,406
4542 Vending machine operators 7,070 6,884,497 1,333,428 66,348
4543 Direct selling establishments 27,399 37,203,849 5,246,485 221,239
45431 Fuel dealers 12,532 22,622,249 2,755,293 103,778
454311 Heating oil dealers 5,657 13,866,783 1,527,865 54,106
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 6,623 8,657,339 1,216,039 48,889
454319 Other fuel dealers 252 98,127 11,389 783
45439 Other direct selling establishments 14,867 14,581,600 2,491,192 117,461
4543901 Direct selling, furniture, home furnishings, electronics, & appl 4,284 3,617,293 551,054 29,503
4543902 Direct selling, books, periodicals, videos, & compact discs 1,263 1,751,884 324,225 19,475
4543903 Direct selling, other merchandise 9,320 9,212,423 1,615,913 68,483
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census   Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011