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.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Retail trade 25,586 6.3 37,614,376 35.6 342,835 27.1 4,039,301 35.2
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,334 8.7 2,531,806 55.6 13,629 27.5 252,270 46.4
53 General merchandise stores 863 5.5 5,653,841 44.9 47,469 42.7 549,276 45.6
54 Food stores 3,054 -2.4 6,414,493 12.9 53,707 16.2 548,380 14.6
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,530 3.1 D N (25k-49999) N D N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 1,952 -4.5 D N (10k-24999) N D N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,043 11.9 1,643,337 36.7 13,237 23.1 227,309 38.0
58 Eating and drinking places 6,140 15.3 3,247,099 30.1 119,939 36.3 897,626 40.6
59 Miscellaneous retail 5,670 7.1 4,157,399 37.1 37,998 23.1 552,613 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. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Retail trade 25,586 6.3 37,614,376 35.6 342,835 27.1 4,039,301 35.2
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,334 8.7 2,531,806 55.6 13,629 27.5 252,270 46.4
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 452 1.8 1,609,859 39.3 8,862 26.3 159,630 35.4
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 183 -2.7 130,873 27.8 882 7.2 18,521 22.0
525 Hardware stores 276 -11.8 159,155 11.0 1,531 -1.8 23,721 14.8
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 192 15.7 87,396 39.0 943 17.1 12,655 36.5
527 Mobile home dealers 231 99.1 544,523 235.9 1,411 189.1 37,743 305.9
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
53 General merchandise stores 863 5.5 5,653,841 44.9 47,469 42.7 549,276 45.6
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 186 -5.1 4,718,658 51.4 39,803 41.0 473,098 47.5
533 Variety stores 507 27.1 D N (2500-4999) N D N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 170 -23.8 D N (2500-4999) N D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
54 Food stores 3,054 -2.4 6,414,493 12.9 53,707 16.2 548,380 14.6
541 Grocery stores 2,667 -2.1 D N (50k-99999) N D N
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 72 -32.1 D N (100-249) N D N
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 41 46.4 14,492 39.4 150 53.1 1,905 91.8
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 31 -3.1 D N (100-249) N D N
545 Dairy products stores 12 -33.3 D N (1-19) N D N
546 Retail bakeries 128 -11.7 24,072 -15.1 779 -19.6 6,788 -14.2
549 Miscellaneous food stores 103 35.5 D N (250-499) N D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,530 3.1 D N (25k-49999) N D N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 434 16.0 7,461,836 51.4 15,121 19.7 454,534 44.3
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 672 31.5 942,001 136.7 2,582 72.1 52,456 105.9
553 Auto and home supply stores 1,150 2.7 D N (5000-9999) N D N
554 Gasoline service stations 2,038 -6.7 2,757,656 29.0 13,699 18.9 159,200 30.7
555 Boat dealers 110 18.3 130,892 58.5 531 21.2 10,717 48.5
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 48 17.1 144,869 73.1 333 25.2 7,285 47.7
557 Motorcycle dealers 59 3.5 106,198 72.5 438 31.1 9,165 53.7
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 19 58.3 16,227 273.5 52 79.3 922 143.3
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
56 Apparel and accessory stores 1,952 -4.5 D N (10k-24999) N D N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 192 -1.5 117,100 17.3 1,094 -6.8 15,115 9.3
562 Women's clothing stores 667 -11.9 317,875 -14.6 4,379 -18.9 40,086 -10.3
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 133 19.8 D N (500-999) N D N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 76 8.6 43,207 120.9 526 65.4 4,744 121.4
565 Family clothing stores 319 -1.2 811,490 16.6 6,997 5.8 84,248 10.3
566 Shoe stores 467 -11.2 286,870 20.3 2,927 7.3 32,651 10.2
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 98 10.1 D N (250-499) N D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,043 11.9 1,643,337 36.7 13,237 23.1 227,309 38.0
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,293 9.0 944,877 26.2 8,618 18.9 149,451 33.7
572 Household appliance stores 199 15.7 136,907 40.7 868 4.7 16,663 38.3
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 551 17.7 561,553 57.4 3,751 40.2 61,195 49.6
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
58 Eating and drinking places 6,140 15.3 3,247,099 30.1 119,939 36.3 897,626 40.6
581 Eating and drinking places 6,140 15.3 3,247,099 30.1 119,939 36.3 897,626 40.6
5812 Eating places 5,779 17.6 3,174,271 30.7 118,100 37.1 882,366 41.0
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 361 -12.6 72,828 8.3 1,839 -1.4 15,260 20.8
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
59 Miscellaneous retail 5,670 7.1 4,157,399 37.1 37,998 23.1 552,613 37.6
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 1,005 -1.7 1,419,123 25.3 11,198 21.8 182,997 36.1
592 Liquor stores 297 -7.8 259,700 6.1 1,058 3.4 16,189 14.8
593 Used merchandise stores 528 45.5 150,677 64.3 2,483 34.3 29,829 68.3
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 1,795 7.1 982,532 43.3 11,374 29.2 130,605 42.7
596 Nonstore retailers 397 -2.5 681,914 67.4 3,776 11.3 73,093 32.7
598 Fuel dealers 243 0.8 216,822 22.9 1,744 10.5 37,984 23.7
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 1,405 11.1 446,631 52.2 6,365 26.3 81,916 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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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011