1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Massachusetts
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 38,975 38,491 1.3 62,533,487 47,663,248 31.2 522,783 469,519 11.3 7,533,875 5,985,928 25.9
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,341 1,429 -6.2 D 2,175,728 N (10k-24999) 13,877 N D 288,592 N
53 General merchandise stores 667 712 -6.3 5,892,456 4,900,160 20.3 45,216 41,014 10.2 579,238 519,724 11.5
54 Food stores 4,312 4,483 -3.8 10,835,412 9,442,676 14.7 93,579 87,491 7.0 1,178,462 1,036,040 13.7
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,155 4,140 0.4 D 11,321,835 N (25k-49999) 38,106 N D 828,033 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,227 3,791 -14.9 3,747,314 3,465,858 8.1 32,587 34,710 -6.1 414,065 396,509 4.4
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,574 2,514 2.4 3,351,237 2,117,994 58.2 19,550 15,768 24.0 389,190 279,886 39.1
58 Eating and drinking places 12,960 11,684 10.9 6,850,796 5,411,128 26.6 187,539 164,862 13.8 1,933,545 1,507,088 28.3
59 Miscellaneous retail 9,739 9,738 0.0 12,001,160 8,827,869 35.9 83,111 73,691 12.8 1,464,020 1,130,056 29.6
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 38,975 38,491 1.3 62,533,487 47,663,248 31.2 522,783 469,519 11.3 7,533,875 5,985,928 25.9
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,341 1,429 -6.2 D 2,175,728 N (10k-24999) 13,877 N D 288,592 N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 477 519 -8.1 2,462,264 1,592,295 54.6 10,011 8,163 22.6 274,025 188,366 45.5
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 244 269 -9.3 194,684 157,221 23.8 1,386 1,381 0.4 33,655 25,290 33.1
525 Hardware stores 385 424 -9.2 362,679 294,914 23.0 3,315 3,068 8.1 57,936 51,503 12.5
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 231 211 9.5 189,655 D N 1,446 (1000-2499) N 33,148 D N
527 Mobile home dealers 4 4 0.0 D D N (1-19) (1-19) N D 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 667 712 -6.3 5,892,456 4,900,160 20.3 45,216 41,014 10.2 579,238 519,724 11.5
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 222 243 -8.6 4,388,370 3,463,605 26.7 36,635 31,934 14.7 458,397 395,244 16.0
533 Variety stores 239 241 -0.8 D 149,702 N (1000-2499) 2,071 N D 20,979 N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 206 228 -9.6 D 1,277,345 N (5000-9999) 7,009 N D 103,501 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 4,312 4,483 -3.8 10,835,412 9,442,676 14.7 93,579 87,491 7.0 1,178,462 1,036,040 13.7
541 Grocery stores 2,612 2,784 -6.2 9,872,067 8,701,562 13.5 75,943 73,683 3.1 979,821 887,155 10.4
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 234 274 -14.6 197,973 191,646 3.3 1,289 1,695 -24.0 21,034 22,156 -5.1
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 101 97 4.1 100,196 96,331 4.0 1,089 969 12.4 16,016 13,964 14.7
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 151 162 -6.8 51,945 37,806 37.4 1,023 790 29.5 10,288 7,225 42.4
545 Dairy products stores 36 62 -41.9 5,266 10,197 -48.4 75 155 -51.6 776 r -37.8
546 Retail bakeries 987 1,048 -5.8 515,415 366,398 40.7 13,110 10,168 28.9 135,768 r 31.8
549 Miscellaneous food stores 191 168 13.7 92,550 58,746 57.5 1,050 803 30.8 14,759 r 90.1
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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,155 4,140 0.4 D 11,321,835 N (25k-49999) 38,106 N D 828,033 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 620 620 0.0 11,528,529 7,405,786 55.7 22,837 18,588 22.9 797,065 535,237 48.9
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 423 300 41.0 595,316 273,310 117.8 1,346 1,014 32.7 35,762 19,691 81.6
553 Auto and home supply stores 535 573 -6.6 D 428,133 N (2500-4999) 3,759 N D 70,748 N
554 Gasoline service stations 2,353 2,463 -4.5 3,584,414 2,982,856 20.2 15,179 13,668 11.1 211,791 176,148 20.2
555 Boat dealers 116 94 23.4 174,176 98,000 77.7 743 530 40.2 19,318 12,463 55.0
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 35 27 29.6 106,673 D N 338 (100-249) N 8,528 D N
557 Motorcycle dealers 59 54 9.3 122,138 67,121 82.0 503 301 67.1 12,913 7,588 70.2
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 14 9 55.6 21,041 D N 75 (20-99) N 2,065 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
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,227 3,791 -14.9 3,747,314 3,465,858 8.1 32,587 34,710 -6.1 414,065 396,509 4.4
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 303 425 -28.7 290,638 319,458 -9.0 2,138 3,149 -32.1 36,101 51,335 -29.7
562 Women's clothing stores 1,026 1,308 -21.6 892,035 1,040,395 -14.3 9,574 12,447 -23.1 109,132 119,898 -9.0
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 239 213 12.2 138,086 107,284 28.7 1,332 1,262 5.5 18,845 16,082 17.2
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 183 153 19.6 187,455 115,253 62.6 1,772 1,472 20.4 19,561 12,976 50.7
565 Family clothing stores 524 538 -2.6 1,653,588 1,343,847 23.0 12,630 11,089 13.9 157,516 127,022 24.0
566 Shoe stores 734 955 -23.1 466,029 458,634 1.6 4,094 4,358 -6.1 56,031 57,353 -2.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 218 199 9.5 119,483 80,987 47.5 1,047 933 12.2 16,879 11,843 42.5
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
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,574 2,514 2.4 3,351,237 2,117,994 58.2 19,550 15,768 24.0 389,190 279,886 39.1
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,460 1,517 -3.8 D 1,239,980 N (10k-24999) 9,812 N D 180,554 N
572 Household appliance stores 204 210 -2.9 230,049 211,152 8.9 1,169 1,245 -6.1 28,693 r 24.0
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 910 787 15.6 D 648,160 N (5000-9999) 4,711 N D 74,445 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 12,960 11,684 10.9 6,850,796 5,411,128 26.6 187,539 164,862 13.8 1,933,545 1,507,088 28.3
581 Eating and drinking places 12,960 11,684 10.9 6,850,796 5,411,128 26.6 187,539 164,862 13.8 1,933,545 1,507,088 28.3
5812 Eating places 11,594 10,276 12.8 6,496,863 5,093,191 27.6 178,327 155,192 14.9 1,848,137 1,431,749 29.1
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 1,366 1,408 -3.0 353,933 317,937 11.3 9,212 9,670 -4.7 85,408 75,339 13.4
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 9,739 9,738 0.0 12,001,160 8,827,869 35.9 83,111 73,691 12.8 1,464,020 1,130,056 29.6
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 992 1,236 -19.7 3,115,885 2,287,017 36.2 22,091 17,738 24.5 319,292 257,110 24.2
592 Liquor stores 1,316 1,340 -1.8 1,273,269 1,193,652 6.7 7,939 8,342 -4.8 107,329 100,152 7.2
593 Used merchandise stores 409 378 8.2 D 109,134 N (1000-2499) 1,399 N D 18,611 N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,302 3,287 0.5 2,628,540 1,932,455 36.0 23,128 21,226 9.0 331,245 260,138 27.3
596 Nonstore retailers 801 724 10.6 2,456,636 1,527,441 60.8 10,743 10,818 -0.7 289,287 197,020 46.8
598 Fuel dealers 659 719 -8.3 1,256,537 1,085,459 15.8 5,769 5,575 3.5 185,072 160,425 15.4
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,260 2,054 10.0 D 692,711 N (10k-24999) 8,593 N D 136,600 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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- Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011