1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for South 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 24,572 22,836 7.6 34,912,588 24,743,214 41.1 328,850 263,943 24.6 3,934,406 2,844,767 38.3
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,285 1,212 6.0 D 1,671,858 N (10k-24999) 10,186 N D 178,328 N
53 General merchandise stores 672 622 8.0 4,323,205 2,989,908 44.6 37,570 29,558 27.1 419,441 305,382 37.3
54 Food stores 2,746 2,683 2.3 6,134,788 5,179,448 18.4 51,746 44,411 16.5 556,918 454,277 22.6
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 3,639 3,567 2.0 D 7,157,743 N (25k-49999) 29,301 N D 520,299 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 2,260 2,398 -5.8 1,709,163 1,382,209 23.7 18,359 17,188 6.8 198,767 164,875 20.6
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 1,951 1,803 8.2 D 1,129,054 N (10k-24999) 10,537 N D 158,039 N
58 Eating and drinking places 6,641 5,596 18.7 D 2,657,516 N (100,000+) 94,865 N D 704,720 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 5,378 4,955 8.5 3,536,132 2,575,478 37.3 32,970 27,897 18.2 471,624 358,847 31.4
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 24,572 22,836 7.6 34,912,588 24,743,214 41.1 328,850 263,943 24.6 3,934,406 2,844,767 38.3
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,285 1,212 6.0 D 1,671,858 N (10k-24999) 10,186 N D 178,328 N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 398 382 4.2 D 1,071,756 N (5000-9999) 5,739 N D 109,377 N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 158 159 -0.6 D 76,211 N (500-999) 738 N D 12,003 N
525 Hardware stores 268 327 -18.0 194,038 158,557 22.4 1,935 1,855 4.3 31,169 24,837 25.5
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 184 177 4.0 86,950 65,363 33.0 970 735 32.0 13,409 9,010 48.8
527 Mobile home dealers 277 167 65.9 755,873 299,971 152.0 2,051 1,119 83.3 60,469 23,101 161.8
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 672 622 8.0 4,323,205 2,989,908 44.6 37,570 29,558 27.1 419,441 305,382 37.3
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 165 178 -7.3 3,567,027 2,378,329 50.0 31,839 24,465 30.1 359,178 257,784 39.3
533 Variety stores 420 318 32.1 325,953 195,298 66.9 3,370 2,543 32.5 32,761 20,099 63.0
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 87 126 -31.0 430,225 416,281 3.3 2,361 2,550 -7.4 27,502 27,499 0.0
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 2,746 2,683 2.3 6,134,788 5,179,448 18.4 51,746 44,411 16.5 556,918 454,277 22.6
541 Grocery stores 2,346 2,295 2.2 5,999,245 5,072,413 18.3 49,546 42,439 16.7 532,157 437,146 21.7
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 95 97 -2.1 43,060 42,924 0.3 426 501 -15.0 5,286 5,111 3.4
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 37 42 -11.9 10,078 12,575 -19.9 102 150 -32.0 1,068 1,372 -22.2
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 39 44 -11.4 D 9,710 N (100-249) 248 N D 1,604 N
545 Dairy products stores 9 7 28.6 2,321 4,016 -42.2 30 26 15.4 278 481 -42.2
546 Retail bakeries 110 133 -17.3 D 23,746 N (500-999) 809 N D 6,419 N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 110 65 69.2 38,835 14,064 176.1 513 238 115.5 5,616 2,144 161.9
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 3,639 3,567 2.0 D 7,157,743 N (25k-49999) 29,301 N D 520,299 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 417 364 14.6 6,710,707 4,143,023 62.0 13,969 11,257 24.1 431,953 287,728 50.1
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 501 410 22.2 578,720 259,936 122.6 1,830 1,140 60.5 37,879 17,581 115.5
553 Auto and home supply stores 800 833 -4.0 D 467,045 N (5000-9999) 4,899 N D 76,668 N
554 Gasoline service stations 1,688 1,772 -4.7 2,701,486 2,075,005 30.2 12,147 10,913 11.3 155,261 117,512 32.1
555 Boat dealers 114 102 11.8 193,114 98,090 96.9 671 548 22.4 17,457 10,985 58.9
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 30 27 11.1 119,675 62,328 92.0 392 242 62.0 9,178 4,742 93.5
557 Motorcycle dealers 63 48 31.2 102,045 44,145 131.2 325 275 18.2 7,996 4,718 69.5
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 26 12 116.7 48,560 29,914 62.3 501 169 196.4 7,260 r 153.8
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
56 Apparel and accessory stores 2,260 2,398 -5.8 1,709,163 1,382,209 23.7 18,359 17,188 6.8 198,767 164,875 20.6
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 210 213 -1.4 128,482 105,917 21.3 1,270 1,201 5.7 16,778 14,631 14.7
562 Women's clothing stores 776 889 -12.7 389,855 435,771 -10.5 5,185 6,070 -14.6 48,038 50,713 -5.3
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 155 134 15.7 64,099 36,189 77.1 895 570 57.0 8,949 5,246 70.6
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 76 75 1.3 48,658 24,020 102.6 515 350 47.1 4,904 2,769 77.1
565 Family clothing stores 387 382 1.3 672,361 477,730 40.7 6,567 5,529 18.8 70,417 53,286 32.1
566 Shoe stores 483 550 -12.2 299,924 218,078 37.5 2,889 2,625 10.1 34,875 26,837 30.0
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 173 155 11.6 105,784 84,504 25.2 1,038 843 23.1 14,806 11,393 30.0
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 1,951 1,803 8.2 D 1,129,054 N (10k-24999) 10,537 N D 158,039 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,248 1,229 1.5 949,704 754,659 25.8 7,884 7,241 8.9 140,242 110,982 26.4
572 Household appliance stores 162 149 8.7 117,805 87,496 34.6 898 786 14.2 15,146 12,061 25.6
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 541 425 27.3 D 286,899 N (2500-4999) 2,510 N D 34,996 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 6,641 5,596 18.7 D 2,657,516 N (100,000+) 94,865 N D 704,720 N
581 Eating and drinking places 6,641 5,596 18.7 D 2,657,516 N (100,000+) 94,865 N D 704,720 N
5812 Eating places 6,219 5,188 19.9 D 2,563,639 N (100,000+) 92,237 N D 685,813 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 422 408 3.4 121,715 93,877 29.7 3,156 2,628 20.1 28,939 18,907 53.1
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 5,378 4,955 8.5 3,536,132 2,575,478 37.3 32,970 27,897 18.2 471,624 358,847 31.4
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 813 816 -0.4 1,243,204 956,649 30.0 8,860 7,818 13.3 134,990 115,149 17.2
592 Liquor stores 388 437 -11.2 247,751 205,357 20.6 1,112 1,089 2.1 13,675 11,248 21.6
593 Used merchandise stores 417 313 33.2 116,801 70,916 64.7 1,634 1,119 46.0 22,621 13,206 71.3
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 1,822 1,724 5.7 932,498 664,516 40.3 10,758 8,712 23.5 131,397 93,959 39.8
596 Nonstore retailers 381 329 15.8 D 265,895 N (2500-4999) 3,709 N D 50,454 N
598 Fuel dealers 189 170 11.2 205,142 141,236 45.2 1,282 1,187 8.0 28,420 21,622 31.4
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 1,368 1,166 17.3 D 270,909 N (5000-9999) 4,263 N D 53,209 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