1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Alabama
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 25,586 24,059 6.3 37,614,376 27,733,562 35.6 342,835 269,662 27.1 4,039,301 2,988,698 35.2
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,334 1,227 8.7 2,531,806 1,626,771 55.6 13,629 10,693 27.5 252,270 172,279 46.4
53 General merchandise stores 863 818 5.5 5,653,841 3,902,965 44.9 47,469 33,266 42.7 549,276 377,297 45.6
54 Food stores 3,054 3,128 -2.4 6,414,493 5,681,699 12.9 53,707 46,202 16.2 548,380 478,478 14.6
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,530 4,393 3.1 D 8,312,327 N (25k-49999) 32,900 N D 582,176 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 1,952 2,045 -4.5 D 1,479,127 N (10k-24999) 16,977 N D 173,568 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,043 1,826 11.9 1,643,337 1,202,509 36.7 13,237 10,755 23.1 227,309 164,761 38.0
58 Eating and drinking places 6,140 5,326 15.3 3,247,099 2,496,166 30.1 119,939 87,990 36.3 897,626 638,619 40.6
59 Miscellaneous retail 5,670 5,296 7.1 4,157,399 3,031,998 37.1 37,998 30,879 23.1 552,613 401,520 37.6
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 25,586 24,059 6.3 37,614,376 27,733,562 35.6 342,835 269,662 27.1 4,039,301 2,988,698 35.2
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,334 1,227 8.7 2,531,806 1,626,771 55.6 13,629 10,693 27.5 252,270 172,279 46.4
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 452 444 1.8 1,609,859 1,155,903 39.3 8,862 7,018 26.3 159,630 117,865 35.4
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 183 188 -2.7 130,873 102,415 27.8 882 823 7.2 18,521 15,177 22.0
525 Hardware stores 276 313 -11.8 159,155 143,446 11.0 1,531 1,559 -1.8 23,721 20,669 14.8
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 192 166 15.7 87,396 62,885 39.0 943 805 17.1 12,655 9,270 36.5
527 Mobile home dealers 231 116 99.1 544,523 162,122 235.9 1,411 488 189.1 37,743 9,298 305.9
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 863 818 5.5 5,653,841 3,902,965 44.9 47,469 33,266 42.7 549,276 377,297 45.6
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 186 196 -5.1 4,718,658 3,116,856 51.4 39,803 28,222 41.0 473,098 320,795 47.5
533 Variety stores 507 399 27.1 D 220,434 N (2500-4999) 2,293 N D 22,017 N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 170 223 -23.8 D 565,675 N (2500-4999) 2,751 N D 34,485 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 3,054 3,128 -2.4 6,414,493 5,681,699 12.9 53,707 46,202 16.2 548,380 478,478 14.6
541 Grocery stores 2,667 2,724 -2.1 D 5,577,627 N (50k-99999) 44,359 N D 462,055 N
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 72 106 -32.1 D 39,770 N (100-249) 353 N D 3,841 N
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 41 28 46.4 14,492 10,394 39.4 150 98 53.1 1,905 993 91.8
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 31 32 -3.1 D 5,732 N (100-249) 127 N D r N
545 Dairy products stores 12 18 -33.3 D 1,898 N (1-19) 32 N D r N
546 Retail bakeries 128 145 -11.7 24,072 28,346 -15.1 779 969 -19.6 6,788 7,914 -14.2
549 Miscellaneous food stores 103 76 35.5 D 18,197 N (250-499) 251 N D 2,253 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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,530 4,393 3.1 D 8,312,327 N (25k-49999) 32,900 N D 582,176 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 434 374 16.0 7,461,836 4,929,064 51.4 15,121 12,632 19.7 454,534 315,098 44.3
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 672 511 31.5 942,001 397,921 136.7 2,582 1,500 72.1 52,456 25,474 105.9
553 Auto and home supply stores 1,150 1,120 2.7 D 615,651 N (5000-9999) 6,177 N D 101,316 N
554 Gasoline service stations 2,038 2,185 -6.7 2,757,656 2,137,487 29.0 13,699 11,524 18.9 159,200 121,794 30.7
555 Boat dealers 110 93 18.3 130,892 82,589 58.5 531 438 21.2 10,717 7,219 48.5
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 48 41 17.1 144,869 83,694 73.1 333 266 25.2 7,285 4,932 47.7
557 Motorcycle dealers 59 57 3.5 106,198 61,576 72.5 438 334 31.1 9,165 5,964 53.7
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 19 12 58.3 16,227 4,345 273.5 52 29 79.3 922 379 143.3
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 1,952 2,045 -4.5 D 1,479,127 N (10k-24999) 16,977 N D 173,568 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 192 195 -1.5 117,100 99,831 17.3 1,094 1,174 -6.8 15,115 r 9.3
562 Women's clothing stores 667 757 -11.9 317,875 372,099 -14.6 4,379 5,397 -18.9 40,086 44,669 -10.3
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 133 111 19.8 D 39,054 N (500-999) 559 N D r N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 76 70 8.6 43,207 19,563 120.9 526 318 65.4 4,744 2,143 121.4
565 Family clothing stores 319 323 -1.2 811,490 696,079 16.6 6,997 6,611 5.8 84,248 76,388 10.3
566 Shoe stores 467 526 -11.2 286,870 238,531 20.3 2,927 2,728 7.3 32,651 29,632 10.2
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 98 89 10.1 D 30,601 N (250-499) 396 N D 3,893 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 2,043 1,826 11.9 1,643,337 1,202,509 36.7 13,237 10,755 23.1 227,309 164,761 38.0
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,293 1,186 9.0 944,877 748,532 26.2 8,618 7,251 18.9 149,451 111,814 33.7
572 Household appliance stores 199 172 15.7 136,907 97,287 40.7 868 829 4.7 16,663 12,052 38.3
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 551 468 17.7 561,553 356,690 57.4 3,751 2,675 40.2 61,195 40,895 49.6
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 6,140 5,326 15.3 3,247,099 2,496,166 30.1 119,939 87,990 36.3 897,626 638,619 40.6
581 Eating and drinking places 6,140 5,326 15.3 3,247,099 2,496,166 30.1 119,939 87,990 36.3 897,626 638,619 40.6
5812 Eating places 5,779 4,913 17.6 3,174,271 2,428,943 30.7 118,100 86,124 37.1 882,366 625,991 41.0
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 361 413 -12.6 72,828 67,223 8.3 1,839 1,866 -1.4 15,260 12,628 20.8
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 5,670 5,296 7.1 4,157,399 3,031,998 37.1 37,998 30,879 23.1 552,613 401,520 37.6
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 1,005 1,022 -1.7 1,419,123 1,132,870 25.3 11,198 9,194 21.8 182,997 134,477 36.1
592 Liquor stores 297 322 -7.8 259,700 244,797 6.1 1,058 1,023 3.4 16,189 14,100 14.8
593 Used merchandise stores 528 363 45.5 150,677 91,683 64.3 2,483 1,849 34.3 29,829 17,727 68.3
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 1,795 1,676 7.1 982,532 685,451 43.3 11,374 8,803 29.2 130,605 91,529 42.7
596 Nonstore retailers 397 407 -2.5 681,914 407,384 67.4 3,776 3,394 11.3 73,093 55,070 32.7
598 Fuel dealers 243 241 0.8 216,822 176,397 22.9 1,744 1,578 10.5 37,984 30,714 23.7
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 1,405 1,265 11.1 446,631 293,416 52.2 6,365 5,038 26.3 81,916 57,903 41.5
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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Last revised: July 13, 2011