1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Rhode Island
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 6,474 6,412 1.0 8,207,824 6,734,282 21.9 75,777 67,276 12.6 1,001,897 838,878 19.4
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 208 251 -17.1 335,506 290,040 15.7 1,867 2,068 -9.7 41,701 39,306 6.1
53 General merchandise stores 94 90 4.4 D 721,238 N (5000-9999) 6,346 N D 87,552 N
54 Food stores 711 753 -5.6 D 1,418,258 N (10k-24999) 12,383 N D 149,640 N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 797 745 7.0 D 1,575,101 N (5000-9999) 5,978 N D 118,133 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 439 541 -18.9 D 370,601 N (2500-4999) 3,761 N D 40,715 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 376 392 -4.1 D 267,527 N (1000-2499) 2,143 N D 34,532 N
58 Eating and drinking places 2,280 2,072 10.0 952,519 768,800 23.9 29,115 23,987 21.4 271,630 208,563 30.2
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,569 1,568 0.1 1,655,021 1,322,717 25.1 11,978 10,610 12.9 193,665 160,437 20.7
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 6,474 6,412 1.0 8,207,824 6,734,282 21.9 75,777 67,276 12.6 1,001,897 838,878 19.4
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 208 251 -17.1 335,506 290,040 15.7 1,867 2,068 -9.7 41,701 39,306 6.1
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 74 80 -7.5 D 205,222 N (1000-2499) 1,195 N D 25,828 N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 45 54 -16.7 D 25,762 N (100-249) 221 N D 3,916 N
525 Hardware stores 52 81 -35.8 44,311 46,806 -5.3 427 506 -15.6 6,714 7,432 -9.7
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 36 36 0.0 D 12,250 N (100-249) 146 N D 2,130 N
527 Mobile home dealers 1 0 N D 0 N (1-19) 0 N D 0 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 94 90 4.4 D 721,238 N (5000-9999) 6,346 N D 87,552 N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 33 31 6.5 D 517,022 N (5000-9999) 5,154 N D 71,659 N
533 Variety stores 39 29 34.5 D 18,768 N (250-499) 211 N D 2,543 N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 22 30 -26.7 D 185,448 N (500-999) 981 N D 13,350 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 711 753 -5.6 D 1,418,258 N (10k-24999) 12,383 N D 149,640 N
541 Grocery stores 388 442 -12.2 1,366,528 1,296,850 5.4 10,249 10,032 2.2 128,598 126,647 1.5
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 43 53 -18.9 33,920 31,622 7.3 222 265 -16.2 2,974 2,738 8.6
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 22 19 15.8 14,953 13,505 10.7 133 131 1.5 1,995 1,605 24.3
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 19 20 -5.0 2,958 2,694 9.8 71 56 26.8 532 454 17.2
545 Dairy products stores 4 13 -69.2 D 2,621 N (1-19) 29 N D r N
546 Retail bakeries 202 180 12.2 105,640 61,307 72.3 2,775 1,749 58.7 27,519 16,543 66.3
549 Miscellaneous food stores 33 25 32.0 D 8,027 N (100-249) 116 N D 1,333 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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 797 745 7.0 D 1,575,101 N (5000-9999) 5,978 N D 118,133 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 93 84 10.7 1,409,338 882,621 59.7 2,924 2,520 16.0 99,267 68,581 44.7
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 120 84 42.9 104,784 43,874 138.8 323 172 87.8 6,967 3,044 128.9
553 Auto and home supply stores 111 108 2.8 D 88,891 N (500-999) 900 N D 13,146 N
554 Gasoline service stations 424 430 -1.4 D 514,303 N (1000-2499) 2,181 N D 28,791 N
555 Boat dealers 37 27 37.0 29,918 D N 184 (100-249) N 3,806 D N
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 3 3 0.0 22,293 D N 44 (20-99) N 1,876 D N
557 Motorcycle dealers 7 8 -12.5 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 2 1 100.0 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
56 Apparel and accessory stores 439 541 -18.9 D 370,601 N (2500-4999) 3,761 N D 40,715 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 46 71 -35.2 23,031 36,828 -37.5 200 377 -46.9 3,075 5,298 -42.0
562 Women's clothing stores 159 196 -18.9 124,410 139,743 -11.0 1,359 1,726 -21.3 14,436 14,286 1.0
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 28 29 -3.4 D 10,761 N (100-249) 144 N D 1,849 N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 18 18 0.0 15,584 10,455 49.1 143 110 30.0 1,529 873 75.1
565 Family clothing stores 69 68 1.5 133,523 105,043 27.1 946 734 28.9 11,616 9,283 25.1
566 Shoe stores 80 120 -33.3 49,656 57,264 -13.3 420 534 -21.3 6,061 7,260 -16.5
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 39 39 0.0 D 10,507 N (100-249) 136 N D 1,866 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 376 392 -4.1 D 267,527 N (1000-2499) 2,143 N D 34,532 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 202 242 -16.5 D 174,322 N (1000-2499) 1,448 N D 23,870 N
572 Household appliance stores 31 28 10.7 23,078 13,559 70.2 127 99 28.3 2,240 1,592 40.7
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 143 122 17.2 D 79,646 N (500-999) 596 N D 9,070 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 2,280 2,072 10.0 952,519 768,800 23.9 29,115 23,987 21.4 271,630 208,563 30.2
581 Eating and drinking places 2,280 2,072 10.0 952,519 768,800 23.9 29,115 23,987 21.4 271,630 208,563 30.2
5812 Eating places 1,972 1,746 12.9 880,881 704,117 25.1 27,405 22,541 21.6 256,134 195,670 30.9
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 308 326 -5.5 71,638 64,683 10.8 1,710 1,446 18.3 15,496 12,893 20.2
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
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,569 1,568 0.1 1,655,021 1,322,717 25.1 11,978 10,610 12.9 193,665 160,437 20.7
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 184 208 -11.5 549,083 402,448 36.4 3,759 2,927 28.4 60,135 42,841 40.4
592 Liquor stores 221 219 0.9 173,750 165,517 5.0 1,006 1,084 -7.2 12,887 12,429 3.7
593 Used merchandise stores 79 62 27.4 D 12,163 N (250-499) 259 N D 2,843 N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 507 494 2.6 D 212,584 N (2500-4999) 2,610 N D 28,800 N
596 Nonstore retailers 133 135 -1.5 278,231 253,092 9.9 1,382 1,472 -6.1 27,239 29,273 -6.9
598 Fuel dealers 116 143 -18.9 D 197,607 N (1000-2499) 1,151 N D 28,440 N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 329 307 7.2 D 79,306 N (1000-2499) 1,107 N D 15,811 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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Last revised: July 13, 2011