1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for North Carolina
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 46,815 44,164 6.0 74,507,525 49,564,327 50.3 628,124 507,759 23.7 8,174,994 5,687,453 43.7
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 2,496 2,360 5.8 D 3,536,748 N (25k-49999) 21,539 N D 377,006 N
53 General merchandise stores 1,334 1,378 -3.2 8,529,159 5,912,281 44.3 73,955 61,561 20.1 822,992 615,220 33.8
54 Food stores 5,082 5,306 -4.2 12,396,939 9,828,997 26.1 92,475 76,902 20.3 1,084,947 833,120 30.2
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 7,235 6,970 3.8 24,364,013 14,355,210 69.7 70,459 56,120 25.6 1,675,947 1,062,698 57.7
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,768 4,220 -10.7 D 2,444,521 N (25k-49999) 31,247 N D 287,063 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 3,966 3,621 9.5 4,166,105 2,477,873 68.1 28,415 21,231 33.8 536,124 336,469 59.3
58 Eating and drinking places 12,637 10,784 17.2 D 5,027,204 N (100,000+) 179,671 N D 1,357,167 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 10,297 9,525 8.1 8,511,319 5,981,493 42.3 70,176 59,488 18.0 1,125,253 818,710 37.4
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 46,815 44,164 6.0 74,507,525 49,564,327 50.3 628,124 507,759 23.7 8,174,994 5,687,453 43.7
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 2,496 2,360 5.8 D 3,536,748 N (25k-49999) 21,539 N D 377,006 N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 827 785 5.4 D 2,438,591 N (10k-24999) 13,077 N D 241,511 N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 291 283 2.8 D 148,713 N (1000-2499) 1,258 N D 22,007 N
525 Hardware stores 471 598 -21.2 354,597 305,442 16.1 3,349 3,590 -6.7 54,380 47,555 14.4
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 384 373 2.9 230,147 152,378 51.0 2,152 1,728 24.5 33,014 22,731 45.2
527 Mobile home dealers 523 321 62.9 1,398,946 491,624 184.6 3,735 1,886 98.0 116,110 43,202 168.8
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
53 General merchandise stores 1,334 1,378 -3.2 8,529,159 5,912,281 44.3 73,955 61,561 20.1 822,992 615,220 33.8
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 368 402 -8.5 D 4,637,201 N (50k-99999) 50,735 N D 507,905 N
533 Variety stores 703 614 14.5 546,592 360,362 51.7 5,813 4,693 23.9 56,138 39,146 43.4
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 263 362 -27.3 D 914,718 N (5000-9999) 6,133 N D 68,169 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 5,082 5,306 -4.2 12,396,939 9,828,997 26.1 92,475 76,902 20.3 1,084,947 833,120 30.2
541 Grocery stores 4,367 4,574 -4.5 12,152,655 9,620,692 26.3 88,637 72,925 21.5 1,041,323 796,780 30.7
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 147 187 -21.4 D 71,190 N (500-999) 818 N D 8,781 N
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 80 63 27.0 26,314 19,599 34.3 209 177 18.1 3,024 1,686 79.4
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 59 76 -22.4 D 12,441 N (250-499) 405 N D 3,142 N
545 Dairy products stores 13 10 30.0 3,199 5,920 -46.0 54 49 10.2 578 1,099 -47.4
546 Retail bakeries 200 231 -13.4 D 54,772 N (1000-2499) 1,838 N D 15,530 N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 216 165 30.9 77,055 44,383 73.6 1,051 690 52.3 12,587 6,102 106.3
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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 7,235 6,970 3.8 24,364,013 14,355,210 69.7 70,459 56,120 25.6 1,675,947 1,062,698 57.7
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 857 774 10.7 15,818,112 8,712,240 81.6 30,795 23,299 32.2 1,008,447 611,449 64.9
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 1,085 909 19.4 1,488,706 633,612 135.0 3,796 2,610 45.4 86,565 42,334 104.5
553 Auto and home supply stores 1,626 1,534 6.0 1,287,269 939,350 37.0 12,133 9,672 25.4 229,368 159,676 43.6
554 Gasoline service stations 3,272 3,440 -4.9 4,936,846 3,674,264 34.4 20,708 18,615 11.2 280,996 212,126 32.5
555 Boat dealers 164 133 23.3 285,261 155,929 82.9 1,189 752 58.1 24,975 14,301 74.6
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 60 51 17.6 199,855 87,881 127.4 486 312 55.8 13,324 6,961 91.4
557 Motorcycle dealers 138 120 15.0 301,548 130,357 131.3 1,193 764 56.2 28,111 13,376 110.2
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 33 13 153.8 46,416 21,577 115.1 159 96 65.6 4,161 2,475 68.1
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
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,768 4,220 -10.7 D 2,444,521 N (25k-49999) 31,247 N D 287,063 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 352 386 -8.8 237,185 214,480 10.6 2,268 2,609 -13.1 31,162 30,019 3.8
562 Women's clothing stores 1,318 1,593 -17.3 706,033 791,601 -10.8 9,183 11,609 -20.9 85,361 91,680 -6.9
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 242 203 19.2 124,773 65,707 89.9 1,470 917 60.3 16,635 8,687 91.5
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 142 149 -4.7 99,768 41,908 138.1 1,050 727 44.4 9,585 5,128 86.9
565 Family clothing stores 595 542 9.8 1,241,228 794,844 56.2 12,005 8,797 36.5 125,209 85,106 47.1
566 Shoe stores 898 1,149 -21.8 591,032 475,295 24.4 6,121 5,843 4.8 67,557 59,073 14.4
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 221 198 11.6 D 60,686 N (1000-2499) 745 N D 7,370 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 3,966 3,621 9.5 4,166,105 2,477,873 68.1 28,415 21,231 33.8 536,124 336,469 59.3
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 2,530 2,330 8.6 2,509,159 1,656,287 51.5 17,851 14,414 23.8 360,303 237,504 51.7
572 Household appliance stores 328 319 2.8 271,266 171,188 58.5 1,781 1,529 16.5 36,216 21,865 65.6
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 1,108 972 14.0 1,385,680 650,398 113.1 8,783 5,288 66.1 139,605 77,100 81.1
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
58 Eating and drinking places 12,637 10,784 17.2 D 5,027,204 N (100,000+) 179,671 N D 1,357,167 N
581 Eating and drinking places 12,637 10,784 17.2 D 5,027,204 N (100,000+) 179,671 N D 1,357,167 N
5812 Eating places 12,124 10,215 18.7 D 4,929,646 N (100,000+) 176,890 N D 1,338,459 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 513 569 -9.8 136,776 97,558 40.2 3,706 2,781 33.3 27,031 r 37.1
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
59 Miscellaneous retail 10,297 9,525 8.1 8,511,319 5,981,493 42.3 70,176 59,488 18.0 1,125,253 818,710 37.4
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 1,435 1,578 -9.1 2,612,659 2,047,678 27.6 18,248 17,265 5.7 296,606 254,608 16.5
592 Liquor stores 449 453 -0.9 389,931 362,589 7.5 1,808 1,752 3.2 31,113 27,628 12.6
593 Used merchandise stores 802 652 23.0 249,798 157,682 58.4 3,450 2,562 34.7 49,980 31,235 60.0
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,663 3,503 4.6 2,047,047 1,416,176 44.5 21,070 17,872 17.9 274,526 195,829 40.2
596 Nonstore retailers 907 754 20.3 1,591,238 1,084,425 46.7 10,479 9,200 13.9 225,655 161,703 39.5
598 Fuel dealers 476 390 22.1 695,120 424,081 63.9 3,542 2,641 34.1 81,953 50,938 60.9
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,565 2,195 16.9 925,526 488,862 89.3 11,579 8,196 41.3 165,420 96,769 70.9
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