1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Arkansas
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 15,980 14,866 7.5 21,903,527 15,925,313 37.5 189,643 152,019 24.7 2,241,624 1,632,770 37.3
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 859 824 4.2 D 976,152 N (5000-9999) 6,303 N D 106,183 N
53 General merchandise stores 513 426 20.4 3,959,780 2,762,540 43.3 31,603 21,044 50.2 368,052 254,884 44.4
54 Food stores 1,857 1,880 -1.2 3,192,135 3,062,952 4.2 28,057 27,451 2.2 292,739 264,728 10.6
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 2,739 2,644 3.6 D 5,110,155 N (10k-24999) 20,254 N D 328,510 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 1,180 1,287 -8.3 D 592,775 N (5000-9999) 7,598 N D 68,486 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 1,192 1,008 18.3 D 557,363 N (5000-9999) 5,185 N D 73,672 N
58 Eating and drinking places 3,910 3,391 15.3 D 1,326,176 N (50k-99999) 48,054 N D 336,734 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 3,730 3,406 9.5 2,260,065 1,537,200 47.0 19,449 16,130 20.6 281,927 199,573 41.3
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 15,980 14,866 7.5 21,903,527 15,925,313 37.5 189,643 152,019 24.7 2,241,624 1,632,770 37.3
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 859 824 4.2 D 976,152 N (5000-9999) 6,303 N D 106,183 N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 345 361 -4.4 1,080,256 733,324 47.3 6,263 4,407 42.1 114,506 77,606 47.5
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 142 118 20.3 D 59,323 N (500-999) 437 N D 7,913 N
525 Hardware stores 157 168 -6.5 100,379 79,604 26.1 948 798 18.8 14,159 10,864 30.3
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 112 107 4.7 52,238 31,774 64.4 541 434 24.7 6,774 5,007 35.3
527 Mobile home dealers 103 70 47.1 245,657 72,127 240.6 689 227 203.5 18,331 4,793 282.5
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 513 426 20.4 3,959,780 2,762,540 43.3 31,603 21,044 50.2 368,052 254,884 44.4
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 121 125 -3.2 D 2,318,215 N (25k-49999) 17,966 N D 222,384 N
533 Variety stores 243 154 57.8 D 69,452 N (1000-2499) 820 N D 6,035 N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 149 147 1.4 376,299 374,873 0.4 3,025 2,258 34.0 26,431 26,465 -0.1
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 1,857 1,880 -1.2 3,192,135 3,062,952 4.2 28,057 27,451 2.2 292,739 264,728 10.6
541 Grocery stores 1,583 1,589 -0.4 D 3,005,441 N (25k-49999) 26,334 N D 255,714 N
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 52 65 -20.0 23,962 20,085 19.3 231 238 -2.9 2,582 2,078 24.3
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 9 11 -18.2 4,065 3,079 32.0 31 35 -11.4 349 379 -7.9
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 23 25 -8.0 D 2,906 N (20-99) 99 N D 616 N
545 Dairy products stores 10 13 -23.1 841 1,289 -34.8 16 24 -33.3 124 102 21.6
546 Retail bakeries 113 139 -18.7 22,804 20,430 11.6 617 585 5.5 6,691 4,706 42.2
549 Miscellaneous food stores 67 42 59.5 21,227 12,192 74.1 302 178 69.7 3,379 r 191.8
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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 2,739 2,644 3.6 D 5,110,155 N (10k-24999) 20,254 N D 328,510 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 324 311 4.2 4,573,467 3,047,929 50.1 8,646 7,490 15.4 244,594 176,807 38.3
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 401 330 21.5 537,317 250,943 114.1 1,590 1,039 53.0 31,535 19,198 64.3
553 Auto and home supply stores 582 576 1.0 D 277,894 N (2500-4999) 2,705 N D 41,336 N
554 Gasoline service stations 1,266 1,299 -2.5 1,814,839 1,360,295 33.4 9,646 8,275 16.6 105,593 78,130 35.2
555 Boat dealers 58 44 31.8 88,057 56,141 56.8 355 286 24.1 6,479 4,359 48.6
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 42 28 50.0 79,145 52,739 50.1 264 195 35.4 5,718 3,950 44.8
557 Motorcycle dealers 50 47 6.4 86,880 59,950 44.9 276 245 12.7 7,055 4,484 57.3
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 16 10 60.0 25,771 5,893 337.3 87 25 248.0 1,699 r 407.2
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 1,180 1,287 -8.3 D 592,775 N (5000-9999) 7,598 N D 68,486 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 96 121 -20.7 39,455 44,158 -10.7 540 503 7.4 5,933 5,972 -0.7
562 Women's clothing stores 426 482 -11.6 182,734 205,605 -11.1 2,379 2,836 -16.1 22,611 22,015 2.7
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 59 53 11.3 23,950 15,686 52.7 307 233 31.8 2,926 2,191 33.5
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 59 6 883.3 20,353 1,276 1495.1 232 27 759.3 1,924 r 866.8
565 Family clothing stores 243 222 9.5 300,364 197,576 52.0 3,006 2,376 26.5 31,519 23,037 36.8
566 Shoe stores 249 285 -12.6 121,989 104,324 16.9 1,303 1,233 5.7 14,082 12,238 15.1
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 48 48 0.0 D 11,704 N (100-249) 171 N D 1,354 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 1,192 1,008 18.3 D 557,363 N (5000-9999) 5,185 N D 73,672 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 717 625 14.7 D 362,955 N (2500-4999) 3,284 N D 50,029 N
572 Household appliance stores 140 107 30.8 76,980 49,146 56.6 590 452 30.5 9,501 5,686 67.1
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 335 276 21.4 D 145,262 N (1000-2499) 1,449 N D 17,957 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
58 Eating and drinking places 3,910 3,391 15.3 D 1,326,176 N (50k-99999) 48,054 N D 336,734 N
581 Eating and drinking places 3,910 3,391 15.3 D 1,326,176 N (50k-99999) 48,054 N D 336,734 N
5812 Eating places 3,741 3,203 16.8 D 1,302,115 N (50k-99999) 47,342 N D 332,680 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 169 188 -10.1 26,411 24,061 9.8 878 712 23.3 5,511 4,054 35.9
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
59 Miscellaneous retail 3,730 3,406 9.5 2,260,065 1,537,200 47.0 19,449 16,130 20.6 281,927 199,573 41.3
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 561 595 -5.7 656,183 467,684 40.3 4,543 3,967 14.5 80,655 59,540 35.5
592 Liquor stores 372 390 -4.6 258,616 216,369 19.5 1,446 1,324 9.2 17,190 14,621 17.6
593 Used merchandise stores 335 251 33.5 75,551 40,789 85.2 928 694 33.7 12,287 7,312 68.0
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 1,074 968 11.0 541,318 342,481 58.1 5,828 4,358 33.7 69,630 45,006 54.7
596 Nonstore retailers 272 312 -12.8 D 200,546 N (1000-2499) 2,236 N D 29,333 N
598 Fuel dealers 173 168 3.0 D 126,396 N (500-999) 973 N D 16,731 N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 943 722 30.6 303,767 142,935 112.5 3,623 2,578 40.5 47,077 27,030 74.2
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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