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.
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 24,572 7.6 34,912,588 41.1 328,850 24.6 3,934,406 38.3
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,285 6.0 D N (10k-24999) N D N
53 General merchandise stores 672 8.0 4,323,205 44.6 37,570 27.1 419,441 37.3
54 Food stores 2,746 2.3 6,134,788 18.4 51,746 16.5 556,918 22.6
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 3,639 2.0 D N (25k-49999) N D N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 2,260 -5.8 1,709,163 23.7 18,359 6.8 198,767 20.6
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 1,951 8.2 D N (10k-24999) N D N
58 Eating and drinking places 6,641 18.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
59 Miscellaneous retail 5,378 8.5 3,536,132 37.3 32,970 18.2 471,624 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. "% 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 24,572 7.6 34,912,588 41.1 328,850 24.6 3,934,406 38.3
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,285 6.0 D N (10k-24999) N D N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 398 4.2 D N (5000-9999) N D N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 158 -0.6 D N (500-999) N D N
525 Hardware stores 268 -18.0 194,038 22.4 1,935 4.3 31,169 25.5
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 184 4.0 86,950 33.0 970 32.0 13,409 48.8
527 Mobile home dealers 277 65.9 755,873 152.0 2,051 83.3 60,469 161.8
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 672 8.0 4,323,205 44.6 37,570 27.1 419,441 37.3
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 165 -7.3 3,567,027 50.0 31,839 30.1 359,178 39.3
533 Variety stores 420 32.1 325,953 66.9 3,370 32.5 32,761 63.0
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 87 -31.0 430,225 3.3 2,361 -7.4 27,502 0.0
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 2,746 2.3 6,134,788 18.4 51,746 16.5 556,918 22.6
541 Grocery stores 2,346 2.2 5,999,245 18.3 49,546 16.7 532,157 21.7
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 95 -2.1 43,060 0.3 426 -15.0 5,286 3.4
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 37 -11.9 10,078 -19.9 102 -32.0 1,068 -22.2
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 39 -11.4 D N (100-249) N D N
545 Dairy products stores 9 28.6 2,321 -42.2 30 15.4 278 -42.2
546 Retail bakeries 110 -17.3 D N (500-999) N D N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 110 69.2 38,835 176.1 513 115.5 5,616 161.9
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 3,639 2.0 D N (25k-49999) N D N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 417 14.6 6,710,707 62.0 13,969 24.1 431,953 50.1
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 501 22.2 578,720 122.6 1,830 60.5 37,879 115.5
553 Auto and home supply stores 800 -4.0 D N (5000-9999) N D N
554 Gasoline service stations 1,688 -4.7 2,701,486 30.2 12,147 11.3 155,261 32.1
555 Boat dealers 114 11.8 193,114 96.9 671 22.4 17,457 58.9
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 30 11.1 119,675 92.0 392 62.0 9,178 93.5
557 Motorcycle dealers 63 31.2 102,045 131.2 325 18.2 7,996 69.5
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 26 116.7 48,560 62.3 501 196.4 7,260 153.8
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 2,260 -5.8 1,709,163 23.7 18,359 6.8 198,767 20.6
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 210 -1.4 128,482 21.3 1,270 5.7 16,778 14.7
562 Women's clothing stores 776 -12.7 389,855 -10.5 5,185 -14.6 48,038 -5.3
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 155 15.7 64,099 77.1 895 57.0 8,949 70.6
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 76 1.3 48,658 102.6 515 47.1 4,904 77.1
565 Family clothing stores 387 1.3 672,361 40.7 6,567 18.8 70,417 32.1
566 Shoe stores 483 -12.2 299,924 37.5 2,889 10.1 34,875 30.0
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 173 11.6 105,784 25.2 1,038 23.1 14,806 30.0
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 1,951 8.2 D N (10k-24999) N D N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,248 1.5 949,704 25.8 7,884 8.9 140,242 26.4
572 Household appliance stores 162 8.7 117,805 34.6 898 14.2 15,146 25.6
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 541 27.3 D N (2500-4999) 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 6,641 18.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
581 Eating and drinking places 6,641 18.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
5812 Eating places 6,219 19.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 422 3.4 121,715 29.7 3,156 20.1 28,939 53.1
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 5,378 8.5 3,536,132 37.3 32,970 18.2 471,624 31.4
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 813 -0.4 1,243,204 30.0 8,860 13.3 134,990 17.2
592 Liquor stores 388 -11.2 247,751 20.6 1,112 2.1 13,675 21.6
593 Used merchandise stores 417 33.2 116,801 64.7 1,634 46.0 22,621 71.3
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 1,822 5.7 932,498 40.3 10,758 23.5 131,397 39.8
596 Nonstore retailers 381 15.8 D N (2500-4999) N D N
598 Fuel dealers 189 11.2 205,142 45.2 1,282 8.0 28,420 31.4
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 1,368 17.3 D N (5000-9999) 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