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.
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 46,815 6.0 74,507,525 50.3 628,124 23.7 8,174,994 43.7
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 2,496 5.8 D N (25k-49999) N D N
53 General merchandise stores 1,334 -3.2 8,529,159 44.3 73,955 20.1 822,992 33.8
54 Food stores 5,082 -4.2 12,396,939 26.1 92,475 20.3 1,084,947 30.2
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 7,235 3.8 24,364,013 69.7 70,459 25.6 1,675,947 57.7
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,768 -10.7 D N (25k-49999) N D N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 3,966 9.5 4,166,105 68.1 28,415 33.8 536,124 59.3
58 Eating and drinking places 12,637 17.2 D N (100,000+) N D N
59 Miscellaneous retail 10,297 8.1 8,511,319 42.3 70,176 18.0 1,125,253 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. "% 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 46,815 6.0 74,507,525 50.3 628,124 23.7 8,174,994 43.7
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 2,496 5.8 D N (25k-49999) N D N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 827 5.4 D N (10k-24999) N D N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 291 2.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
525 Hardware stores 471 -21.2 354,597 16.1 3,349 -6.7 54,380 14.4
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 384 2.9 230,147 51.0 2,152 24.5 33,014 45.2
527 Mobile home dealers 523 62.9 1,398,946 184.6 3,735 98.0 116,110 168.8
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 1,334 -3.2 8,529,159 44.3 73,955 20.1 822,992 33.8
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 368 -8.5 D N (50k-99999) N D N
533 Variety stores 703 14.5 546,592 51.7 5,813 23.9 56,138 43.4
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 263 -27.3 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 5,082 -4.2 12,396,939 26.1 92,475 20.3 1,084,947 30.2
541 Grocery stores 4,367 -4.5 12,152,655 26.3 88,637 21.5 1,041,323 30.7
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 147 -21.4 D N (500-999) N D N
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 80 27.0 26,314 34.3 209 18.1 3,024 79.4
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 59 -22.4 D N (250-499) N D N
545 Dairy products stores 13 30.0 3,199 -46.0 54 10.2 578 -47.4
546 Retail bakeries 200 -13.4 D N (1000-2499) N D N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 216 30.9 77,055 73.6 1,051 52.3 12,587 106.3
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 7,235 3.8 24,364,013 69.7 70,459 25.6 1,675,947 57.7
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 857 10.7 15,818,112 81.6 30,795 32.2 1,008,447 64.9
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 1,085 19.4 1,488,706 135.0 3,796 45.4 86,565 104.5
553 Auto and home supply stores 1,626 6.0 1,287,269 37.0 12,133 25.4 229,368 43.6
554 Gasoline service stations 3,272 -4.9 4,936,846 34.4 20,708 11.2 280,996 32.5
555 Boat dealers 164 23.3 285,261 82.9 1,189 58.1 24,975 74.6
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 60 17.6 199,855 127.4 486 55.8 13,324 91.4
557 Motorcycle dealers 138 15.0 301,548 131.3 1,193 56.2 28,111 110.2
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 33 153.8 46,416 115.1 159 65.6 4,161 68.1
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 3,768 -10.7 D N (25k-49999) N D N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 352 -8.8 237,185 10.6 2,268 -13.1 31,162 3.8
562 Women's clothing stores 1,318 -17.3 706,033 -10.8 9,183 -20.9 85,361 -6.9
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 242 19.2 124,773 89.9 1,470 60.3 16,635 91.5
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 142 -4.7 99,768 138.1 1,050 44.4 9,585 86.9
565 Family clothing stores 595 9.8 1,241,228 56.2 12,005 36.5 125,209 47.1
566 Shoe stores 898 -21.8 591,032 24.4 6,121 4.8 67,557 14.4
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 221 11.6 D N (1000-2499) 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 3,966 9.5 4,166,105 68.1 28,415 33.8 536,124 59.3
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 2,530 8.6 2,509,159 51.5 17,851 23.8 360,303 51.7
572 Household appliance stores 328 2.8 271,266 58.5 1,781 16.5 36,216 65.6
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 1,108 14.0 1,385,680 113.1 8,783 66.1 139,605 81.1
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 12,637 17.2 D N (100,000+) N D N
581 Eating and drinking places 12,637 17.2 D N (100,000+) N D N
5812 Eating places 12,124 18.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 513 -9.8 136,776 40.2 3,706 33.3 27,031 37.1
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 10,297 8.1 8,511,319 42.3 70,176 18.0 1,125,253 37.4
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 1,435 -9.1 2,612,659 27.6 18,248 5.7 296,606 16.5
592 Liquor stores 449 -0.9 389,931 7.5 1,808 3.2 31,113 12.6
593 Used merchandise stores 802 23.0 249,798 58.4 3,450 34.7 49,980 60.0
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,663 4.6 2,047,047 44.5 21,070 17.9 274,526 40.2
596 Nonstore retailers 907 20.3 1,591,238 46.7 10,479 13.9 225,655 39.5
598 Fuel dealers 476 22.1 695,120 63.9 3,542 34.1 81,953 60.9
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,565 16.9 925,526 89.3 11,579 41.3 165,420 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