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.
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 38,975 1.3 62,533,487 31.2 522,783 11.3 7,533,875 25.9
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,341 -6.2 D N (10k-24999) N D N
53 General merchandise stores 667 -6.3 5,892,456 20.3 45,216 10.2 579,238 11.5
54 Food stores 4,312 -3.8 10,835,412 14.7 93,579 7.0 1,178,462 13.7
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 4,155 0.4 D N (25k-49999) N D N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,227 -14.9 3,747,314 8.1 32,587 -6.1 414,065 4.4
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,574 2.4 3,351,237 58.2 19,550 24.0 389,190 39.1
58 Eating and drinking places 12,960 10.9 6,850,796 26.6 187,539 13.8 1,933,545 28.3
59 Miscellaneous retail 9,739 0.0 12,001,160 35.9 83,111 12.8 1,464,020 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. "% 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 38,975 1.3 62,533,487 31.2 522,783 11.3 7,533,875 25.9
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,341 -6.2 D N (10k-24999) N D N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 477 -8.1 2,462,264 54.6 10,011 22.6 274,025 45.5
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 244 -9.3 194,684 23.8 1,386 0.4 33,655 33.1
525 Hardware stores 385 -9.2 362,679 23.0 3,315 8.1 57,936 12.5
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 231 9.5 189,655 N 1,446 N 33,148 N
527 Mobile home dealers 4 0.0 D N (1-19) 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
53 General merchandise stores 667 -6.3 5,892,456 20.3 45,216 10.2 579,238 11.5
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 222 -8.6 4,388,370 26.7 36,635 14.7 458,397 16.0
533 Variety stores 239 -0.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 206 -9.6 D N (5000-9999) 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 4,312 -3.8 10,835,412 14.7 93,579 7.0 1,178,462 13.7
541 Grocery stores 2,612 -6.2 9,872,067 13.5 75,943 3.1 979,821 10.4
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 234 -14.6 197,973 3.3 1,289 -24.0 21,034 -5.1
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 101 4.1 100,196 4.0 1,089 12.4 16,016 14.7
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 151 -6.8 51,945 37.4 1,023 29.5 10,288 42.4
545 Dairy products stores 36 -41.9 5,266 -48.4 75 -51.6 776 -37.8
546 Retail bakeries 987 -5.8 515,415 40.7 13,110 28.9 135,768 31.8
549 Miscellaneous food stores 191 13.7 92,550 57.5 1,050 30.8 14,759 90.1
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 4,155 0.4 D N (25k-49999) N D N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 620 0.0 11,528,529 55.7 22,837 22.9 797,065 48.9
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 423 41.0 595,316 117.8 1,346 32.7 35,762 81.6
553 Auto and home supply stores 535 -6.6 D N (2500-4999) N D N
554 Gasoline service stations 2,353 -4.5 3,584,414 20.2 15,179 11.1 211,791 20.2
555 Boat dealers 116 23.4 174,176 77.7 743 40.2 19,318 55.0
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 35 29.6 106,673 N 338 N 8,528 N
557 Motorcycle dealers 59 9.3 122,138 82.0 503 67.1 12,913 70.2
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 14 55.6 21,041 N 75 N 2,065 N
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 3,227 -14.9 3,747,314 8.1 32,587 -6.1 414,065 4.4
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 303 -28.7 290,638 -9.0 2,138 -32.1 36,101 -29.7
562 Women's clothing stores 1,026 -21.6 892,035 -14.3 9,574 -23.1 109,132 -9.0
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 239 12.2 138,086 28.7 1,332 5.5 18,845 17.2
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 183 19.6 187,455 62.6 1,772 20.4 19,561 50.7
565 Family clothing stores 524 -2.6 1,653,588 23.0 12,630 13.9 157,516 24.0
566 Shoe stores 734 -23.1 466,029 1.6 4,094 -6.1 56,031 -2.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 218 9.5 119,483 47.5 1,047 12.2 16,879 42.5
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 2,574 2.4 3,351,237 58.2 19,550 24.0 389,190 39.1
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,460 -3.8 D N (10k-24999) N D N
572 Household appliance stores 204 -2.9 230,049 8.9 1,169 -6.1 28,693 24.0
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 910 15.6 D N (5000-9999) 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
58 Eating and drinking places 12,960 10.9 6,850,796 26.6 187,539 13.8 1,933,545 28.3
581 Eating and drinking places 12,960 10.9 6,850,796 26.6 187,539 13.8 1,933,545 28.3
5812 Eating places 11,594 12.8 6,496,863 27.6 178,327 14.9 1,848,137 29.1
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 1,366 -3.0 353,933 11.3 9,212 -4.7 85,408 13.4
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 9,739 0.0 12,001,160 35.9 83,111 12.8 1,464,020 29.6
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 992 -19.7 3,115,885 36.2 22,091 24.5 319,292 24.2
592 Liquor stores 1,316 -1.8 1,273,269 6.7 7,939 -4.8 107,329 7.2
593 Used merchandise stores 409 8.2 D N (1000-2499) N D N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,302 0.5 2,628,540 36.0 23,128 9.0 331,245 27.3
596 Nonstore retailers 801 10.6 2,456,636 60.8 10,743 -0.7 289,287 46.8
598 Fuel dealers 659 -8.3 1,256,537 15.8 5,769 3.5 185,072 15.4
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,260 10.0 D N (10k-24999) N D 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