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.
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 6,474 1.0 8,207,824 21.9 75,777 12.6 1,001,897 19.4
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 208 -17.1 335,506 15.7 1,867 -9.7 41,701 6.1
53 General merchandise stores 94 4.4 D N (5000-9999) N D N
54 Food stores 711 -5.6 D N (10k-24999) N D N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 797 7.0 D N (5000-9999) N D N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 439 -18.9 D N (2500-4999) N D N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 376 -4.1 D N (1000-2499) N D N
58 Eating and drinking places 2,280 10.0 952,519 23.9 29,115 21.4 271,630 30.2
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,569 0.1 1,655,021 25.1 11,978 12.9 193,665 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. "% 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 6,474 1.0 8,207,824 21.9 75,777 12.6 1,001,897 19.4
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 208 -17.1 335,506 15.7 1,867 -9.7 41,701 6.1
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 74 -7.5 D N (1000-2499) N D N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 45 -16.7 D N (100-249) N D N
525 Hardware stores 52 -35.8 44,311 -5.3 427 -15.6 6,714 -9.7
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 36 0.0 D N (100-249) N D N
527 Mobile home dealers 1 N 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 94 4.4 D N (5000-9999) N D N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 33 6.5 D N (5000-9999) N D N
533 Variety stores 39 34.5 D N (250-499) N D N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 22 -26.7 D N (500-999) 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 711 -5.6 D N (10k-24999) N D N
541 Grocery stores 388 -12.2 1,366,528 5.4 10,249 2.2 128,598 1.5
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 43 -18.9 33,920 7.3 222 -16.2 2,974 8.6
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 22 15.8 14,953 10.7 133 1.5 1,995 24.3
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 19 -5.0 2,958 9.8 71 26.8 532 17.2
545 Dairy products stores 4 -69.2 D N (1-19) N D N
546 Retail bakeries 202 12.2 105,640 72.3 2,775 58.7 27,519 66.3
549 Miscellaneous food stores 33 32.0 D N (100-249) 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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 797 7.0 D N (5000-9999) N D N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 93 10.7 1,409,338 59.7 2,924 16.0 99,267 44.7
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 120 42.9 104,784 138.8 323 87.8 6,967 128.9
553 Auto and home supply stores 111 2.8 D N (500-999) N D N
554 Gasoline service stations 424 -1.4 D N (1000-2499) N D N
555 Boat dealers 37 37.0 29,918 N 184 N 3,806 N
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 3 0.0 22,293 N 44 N 1,876 N
557 Motorcycle dealers 7 -12.5 D N (20-99) N D N
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 2 100.0 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
56 Apparel and accessory stores 439 -18.9 D N (2500-4999) N D N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 46 -35.2 23,031 -37.5 200 -46.9 3,075 -42.0
562 Women's clothing stores 159 -18.9 124,410 -11.0 1,359 -21.3 14,436 1.0
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 28 -3.4 D N (100-249) N D N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 18 0.0 15,584 49.1 143 30.0 1,529 75.1
565 Family clothing stores 69 1.5 133,523 27.1 946 28.9 11,616 25.1
566 Shoe stores 80 -33.3 49,656 -13.3 420 -21.3 6,061 -16.5
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 39 0.0 D N (100-249) 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 376 -4.1 D N (1000-2499) N D N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 202 -16.5 D N (1000-2499) N D N
572 Household appliance stores 31 10.7 23,078 70.2 127 28.3 2,240 40.7
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 143 17.2 D N (500-999) 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 2,280 10.0 952,519 23.9 29,115 21.4 271,630 30.2
581 Eating and drinking places 2,280 10.0 952,519 23.9 29,115 21.4 271,630 30.2
5812 Eating places 1,972 12.9 880,881 25.1 27,405 21.6 256,134 30.9
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 308 -5.5 71,638 10.8 1,710 18.3 15,496 20.2
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 1,569 0.1 1,655,021 25.1 11,978 12.9 193,665 20.7
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 184 -11.5 549,083 36.4 3,759 28.4 60,135 40.4
592 Liquor stores 221 0.9 173,750 5.0 1,006 -7.2 12,887 3.7
593 Used merchandise stores 79 27.4 D N (250-499) N D N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 507 2.6 D N (2500-4999) N D N
596 Nonstore retailers 133 -1.5 278,231 9.9 1,382 -6.1 27,239 -6.9
598 Fuel dealers 116 -18.9 D N (1000-2499) N D N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 329 7.2 D N (1000-2499) 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