1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Alaska
1987 SIC Basis: Retail Trade

 
Retail Trade by Major Group (2-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Retail trade 4,090 3,693 10.8 6,598,019 4,981,919 32.4 46,235 39,471 17.1 837,287 670,639 24.8
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 147 132 11.4 476,422 288,185 65.3 1,899 1,363 39.3 56,403 37,752 49.4
53 General merchandise stores 138 123 12.2 1,249,522 703,676 77.6 6,896 3,332 107.0 116,327 63,202 84.1
54 Food stores 362 374 -3.2 D 1,155,641 N (5000-9999) 7,899 N D 137,268 N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 445 395 12.7 D 1,070,479 N (5000-9999) 3,991 N D 107,345 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 263 294 -10.5 D 250,307 N (1000-2499) 2,307 N D 31,144 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 219 222 -1.4 D 168,784 N (1000-2499) 1,287 N D 24,846 N
58 Eating and drinking places 1,323 1,147 15.3 D 654,440 N (10k-24999) 14,055 N D 180,749 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,193 1,006 18.6 893,264 690,407 29.4 6,479 5,237 23.7 111,710 88,333 26.5
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

Retail Trade by Industry (4-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. An alternate display has fewer columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Retail trade 4,090 3,693 10.8 6,598,019 4,981,919 32.4 46,235 39,471 17.1 837,287 670,639 24.8
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 147 132 11.4 476,422 288,185 65.3 1,899 1,363 39.3 56,403 37,752 49.4
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 76 69 10.1 D 221,478 N (1000-2499) 937 N D 27,127 N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 19 18 5.6 D 19,063 N (100-249) 137 N D 3,988 N
525 Hardware stores 35 34 2.9 57,144 42,848 33.4 342 253 35.2 7,321 5,907 23.9
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 13 8 62.5 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
527 Mobile home dealers 4 3 33.3 5,536 D N 22 (1-19) N 399 D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
53 General merchandise stores 138 123 12.2 1,249,522 703,676 77.6 6,896 3,332 107.0 116,327 63,202 84.1
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 19 10 90.0 D 309,398 N (2500-4999) 1,887 N D 35,447 N
533 Variety stores 14 14 0.0 13,673 15,827 -13.6 119 153 -22.2 2,090 2,509 -16.7
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 105 99 6.1 D 378,451 N (1000-2499) 1,292 N D 25,246 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
54 Food stores 362 374 -3.2 D 1,155,641 N (5000-9999) 7,899 N D 137,268 N
541 Grocery stores 297 303 -2.0 D 1,125,979 N (5000-9999) 7,536 N D 132,888 N
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 17 17 0.0 D 14,851 N (20-99) 72 N D 1,448 N
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 4 3 33.3 D D N (1-19) (1-19) N D D N
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 9 7 28.6 2,321 1,167 98.9 36 34 5.9 446 306 45.8
545 Dairy products stores 0 1 N 0 D N 0 (1-19) N 0 D N
546 Retail bakeries 18 28 -35.7 D 7,141 N (100-249) 160 N D 1,465 N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 17 15 13.3 9,167 5,566 64.7 119 78 52.6 1,650 1,031 60.0
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 445 395 12.7 D 1,070,479 N (5000-9999) 3,991 N D 107,345 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 39 36 8.3 922,792 608,160 51.7 2,227 1,829 21.8 86,247 64,624 33.5
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 20 14 42.9 44,337 13,240 234.9 122 43 183.7 4,285 980 337.2
553 Auto and home supply stores 74 70 5.7 D 65,358 N (500-999) 511 N D 11,744 N
554 Gasoline service stations 228 204 11.8 379,530 286,345 32.5 1,580 1,262 25.2 27,943 21,291 31.2
555 Boat dealers 42 40 5.0 63,587 46,093 38.0 234 177 32.2 6,791 4,484 51.4
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 9 9 0.0 45,142 20,825 116.8 96 74 29.7 3,161 1,868 69.2
557 Motorcycle dealers 7 10 -30.0 20,399 18,216 12.0 81 70 15.7 2,100 r 36.4
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 26 14 85.7 51,014 20,142 153.3 150 53 183.0 3,931 r 156.6
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
56 Apparel and accessory stores 263 294 -10.5 D 250,307 N (1000-2499) 2,307 N D 31,144 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 28 42 -33.3 27,690 30,747 -9.9 191 225 -15.1 3,687 3,864 -4.6
562 Women's clothing stores 63 90 -30.0 24,367 37,568 -35.1 231 630 -63.3 2,817 4,154 -32.2
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 27 18 50.0 D 7,576 N (100-249) 59 N D 1,500 N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 8 12 -33.3 2,201 3,027 -27.3 28 45 -37.8 256 r -32.3
565 Family clothing stores 51 49 4.1 131,189 136,624 -4.0 1,170 943 24.1 16,656 16,240 2.6
566 Shoe stores 73 65 12.3 28,326 29,986 -5.5 265 339 -21.8 2,878 4,161 -30.8
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 13 17 -23.5 D 3,917 N (20-99) 61 N D 693 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 219 222 -1.4 D 168,784 N (1000-2499) 1,287 N D 24,846 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 115 128 -10.2 D 96,844 N (500-999) 749 N D 15,173 N
572 Household appliance stores 10 10 0.0 6,940 7,881 -11.9 38 53 -28.3 1,004 812 23.6
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 94 84 11.9 124,673 64,059 94.6 664 485 36.9 12,899 8,861 45.6
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
58 Eating and drinking places 1,323 1,147 15.3 D 654,440 N (10k-24999) 14,055 N D 180,749 N
581 Eating and drinking places 1,323 1,147 15.3 D 654,440 N (10k-24999) 14,055 N D 180,749 N
5812 Eating places 1,098 915 20.0 D 562,888 N (10k-24999) 12,336 N D 158,506 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 225 232 -3.0 83,231 91,552 -9.1 1,677 1,719 -2.4 23,269 22,243 4.6
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,193 1,006 18.6 893,264 690,407 29.4 6,479 5,237 23.7 111,710 88,333 26.5
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 40 46 -13.0 78,270 154,611 -49.4 441 862 -48.8 10,512 18,467 -43.1
592 Liquor stores 125 132 -5.3 118,370 111,389 6.3 654 584 12.0 10,941 9,805 11.6
593 Used merchandise stores 76 53 43.4 23,300 13,648 70.7 374 258 45.0 5,470 3,444 58.8
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 574 492 16.7 D 242,486 N (2500-4999) 2,325 N D 33,350 N
596 Nonstore retailers 74 52 42.3 34,149 31,202 9.4 437 249 75.5 6,086 5,592 8.8
598 Fuel dealers 67 52 28.8 181,128 80,951 123.8 533 290 83.8 15,585 7,581 105.6
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 237 179 32.4 D 56,120 N (1000-2499) 669 N D 10,094 N
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure
$$ 1992 sales data include sales from catalog order desks. 1997 sales data exclude sales from catalog order desks.

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