1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for United States
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 1,561,195 2.3 2,545,881,473 34.4 21,165,862 15.0 290,525,257 30.4
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 67,469 -2.9 146,210,993 47.9 830,357 24.7 16,733,195 41.9
53 General merchandise stores 34,899 0.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
54 Food stores 171,057 -5.3 416,047,374 12.7 3,109,336 4.7 42,808,649 15.0
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 202,237 0.3 788,231,182 48.8 2,283,756 17.6 55,502,391 41.0
56 Apparel and accessory stores 126,863 -12.8 116,613,976 14.6 1,116,140 -2.5 13,615,594 13.1
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 115,124 4.6 136,092,998 46.0 861,605 22.7 16,262,036 37.0
58 Eating and drinking places 475,907 9.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
59 Miscellaneous retail 367,639 4.8 365,915,784 40.0 2,795,472 18.6 45,439,916 35.7
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.

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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 1,561,195 2.3 2,545,881,473 34.4 21,165,862 15.0 290,525,257 30.4
  52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 67,469 -2.9 146,210,993 47.9 830,357 24.7 16,733,195 41.9
  521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 25,664 1.0 103,414,057 51.4 523,636 35.6 11,103,440 47.7
  523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 9,664 -5.1 7,738,469 24.8 50,297 2.8 1,132,272 25.4
  525 Hardware stores 15,748 -17.0 13,605,263 10.7 137,831 1.2 2,095,331 12.0
  526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 10,908 0.5 8,105,713 28.1 78,192 9.4 1,279,403 25.7
  527 Mobile home dealers 5,485 35.3 13,347,491 133.7 40,401 77.1 1,122,749 134.8
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  53 General merchandise stores 34,899 0.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
  531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 11,100 0.9 259,920,058 39.4 2,091,955 21.7 25,739,515 27.8
Not Comparable 5311 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 11,100 0.9 259,920,058 39.4 2,091,955 21.7 25,739,515 27.8
  53111 Conventional department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 2,100 -12.1 52,453,180 5.4 414,940 -14.4 6,060,867 -3.5
  53112 Discount or mass merchandising department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 7,112 5.6 165,934,731 63.9 1,328,319 47.7 14,985,907 56.1
  53113 National chain department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 1,888 0.6 41,532,147 17.3 348,696 4.0 4,692,741 10.4
  533 Variety stores 14,065 12.0 D N (100,000+) N D N
  539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 9,734 -11.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
Not Comparable 5399 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 9,734 -11.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
  53991 Other miscellaneous general merchandise stores 8,296 -12.8 11,865,301 -7.5 100,486 -8.5 1,233,882 -2.9
  53992 Catalog showrooms 671 -26.8 D N (50k-99999) N D N
  53993 Warehouse clubs 767 24.5 41,397,261 34.9 127,532 41.0 2,140,042 39.8
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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
  54 Food stores 171,057 -5.3 416,047,374 12.7 3,109,336 4.7 42,808,649 15.0
  541 Grocery stores 126,546 -5.0 397,254,457 12.7 2,838,687 5.8 39,605,719 15.0
Not Comparable 5411 Grocery stores 126,546 -5.0 397,254,457 12.7 2,838,687 5.8 39,605,719 15.0
  54111 Supermarkets and other general-line grocery stores 66,694 -9.1 350,880,814 11.7 2,479,125 6.0 35,707,283 14.5
  54112 Convenience food stores 27,081 -11.9 16,847,766 -2.7 153,887 -10.7 1,598,361 -1.2
  54113 Convenience food/gasoline stores 28,043 21.7 27,505,718 42.2 181,022 27.3 1,993,911 49.4
  54114 Delicatessens 4,728 -22.8 2,020,159 13.7 24,653 -17.3 306,164 9.6
  542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 7,081 -20.8 4,881,306 -3.2 39,552 -12.4 570,468 2.7
  543 Fruit and vegetable markets 3,179 7.0 2,106,828 16.4 17,251 6.1 236,967 19.4
  544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 4,473 -11.1 1,515,510 23.9 26,306 3.1 255,911 22.4
  545 Dairy products stores 1,760 -24.8 424,734 -17.5 5,726 -27.3 51,835 -16.8
  546 Retail bakeries 18,502 -9.4 5,580,429 3.6 130,797 -16.8 1,464,122 4.0
  549 Miscellaneous food stores 9,516 25.1 4,284,110 60.7 51,017 44.7 623,627 68.7
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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
  55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 202,237 0.3 788,231,182 48.8 2,283,756 17.6 55,502,391 41.0
  551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 25,897 6.2 518,971,824 55.5 1,046,243 21.6 35,202,751 44.1
  552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 23,340 25.0 34,680,468 116.3 92,752 47.7 2,197,396 94.1
  553 Auto and home supply stores 40,565 -1.8 35,028,316 22.6 300,953 11.8 6,044,147 29.1
  554 Gasoline service stations 98,846 -6.2 170,660,068 26.7 741,040 9.8 9,488,181 25.4
  555 Boat dealers 5,262 10.2 8,934,230 61.4 35,134 28.8 839,296 50.4
  556 Recreational vehicle dealers 3,014 6.7 10,069,749 59.5 29,463 32.1 813,962 58.3
  557 Motorcycle dealers 3,635 1.4 7,369,260 77.0 29,026 30.8 712,065 66.7
  559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 1,678 102.4 2,517,267 241.9 9,145 143.1 204,593 186.0
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  56 Apparel and accessory stores 126,863 -12.8 116,613,976 14.6 1,116,140 -2.5 13,615,594 13.1
  561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 12,143 -22.0 9,864,629 -1.5 83,581 -20.0 1,325,198 -8.0
  562 Women's clothing stores 39,672 -20.9 27,257,683 -13.0 305,685 -27.7 3,365,846 -8.8
  563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 8,946 1.7 5,201,502 45.1 54,029 23.0 687,093 43.3
Not Comparable 5632 Women's accessory and specialty stores 8,946 1.7 5,201,502 45.1 54,029 23.0 687,093 43.3
  56321 Other women's accessory and specialty stores 8,374 4.5 4,840,747 51.8 51,042 27.3 617,399 53.1
  56322 Furriers and fur shops 572 -26.7 360,755 -9.2 2,987 -22.2 69,694 -8.5
  564 Children's and infants' wear stores 5,115 -9.3 4,638,006 56.9 46,520 20.8 474,416 46.9
  565 Family clothing stores 20,450 5.1 44,796,060 36.6 392,269 26.7 4,797,129 38.3
  566 Shoe stores 31,399 -15.6 20,543,252 14.9 185,803 0.8 2,348,605 7.5
Not Comparable 5661 Shoe stores 31,399 -15.6 20,543,252 14.9 185,803 0.8 2,348,605 7.5
  56611 Men's shoe stores 2,376 -19.3 1,317,461 8.6 9,879 -9.9 177,238 0.6
  56612 Women's shoe stores 4,466 -37.0 2,343,324 -22.0 26,825 -21.1 325,172 -20.7
  56613 Children's and juveniles' shoe stores 1,047 -13.1 459,463 31.0 5,632 1.6 67,030 13.2
  56614 Family shoe stores 18,233 -14.6 10,498,695 8.1 93,308 -6.9 1,159,247 1.1
  56615 Athletic footwear stores 5,277 14.5 5,924,309 64.3 50,159 48.8 619,918 57.8
  569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 9,138 5.5 4,312,844 36.4 48,253 18.6 617,307 36.5
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 115,124 4.6 136,092,998 46.0 861,605 22.7 16,262,036 37.0
  571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 66,202 1.1 65,573,071 30.7 472,240 14.2 9,296,359 29.3
Not Comparable 5712 Furniture stores 31,680 -2.5 39,134,905 28.7 255,370 9.8 5,530,292 27.0
Not Comparable 5713 Floor covering stores 14,473 6.0 11,798,571 22.7 75,801 10.4 1,787,737 29.4
Not Comparable 5714 Drapery, curtain, and upholstery stores 2,333 -18.9 771,621 -10.4 9,681 -15.1 163,138 6.1
Not Comparable 5719 Miscellaneous homefurnishings stores 17,716 7.4 13,867,974 49.6 131,388 30.5 1,815,192 39.7
  572 Household appliance stores 10,484 7.6 10,082,894 23.6 60,220 12.0 1,217,530 26.2
  573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 38,438 10.3 60,437,033 73.2 329,145 40.1 5,748,147 54.8
Not Comparable 5731 Radio, television, and consumer electronics stores 16,870 -2.6 30,964,477 56.5 166,904 37.8 2,969,331 40.6
Not Comparable 5734 Computer and computer software stores 8,933 64.3 18,305,008 179.4 65,943 120.9 1,483,473 144.4
  57341 Computer stores 6,999 135.2 16,083,475 239.2 54,429 185.1 1,210,966 190.5
  57342 Computer software stores 1,934 -21.4 2,221,533 22.8 11,514 7.0 272,507 43.2
Not Comparable 5735 Record and prerecorded tape stores 8,158 3.0 7,366,835 25.7 66,623 10.2 727,980 22.9
Not Comparable 5736 Musical instrument stores 4,477 7.9 3,800,713 41.6 29,675 25.7 567,363 40.9
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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
  58 Eating and drinking places 475,907 9.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
  581 Eating and drinking places 475,907 9.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
Not Comparable 5812 Eating places 423,082 12.0 D N (100,000+) N D N
  58121 Restaurants 191,429 12.5 D N (100,000+) N D N
  58123 Cafeterias 4,172 -24.3 2,578,922 -28.7 72,324 -33.7 799,108 -22.9
  58124 Refreshment places 190,677 16.0 100,042,695 28.8 3,101,501 17.0 25,418,432 35.1
  5812a Other eating places 36,804 -2.4 20,952,747 18.2 534,034 8.0 6,156,928 20.9
Not Comparable 5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 52,825 -5.4 12,295,709 10.6 321,294 5.7 2,649,481 17.1
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  59 Miscellaneous retail 367,639 4.8 365,915,784 40.0 2,795,472 18.6 45,439,916 35.7
  591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 43,615 -9.4 98,630,857 27.3 703,752 19.7 11,587,516 27.9
Not Comparable 5912 Drug stores and proprietary stores 43,615 -9.4 98,630,857 27.3 703,752 19.7 11,587,516 27.9
  59121 Drug stores 41,743 -9.9 96,989,832 27.7 687,330 19.8 11,380,631 27.8
  59122 Proprietary stores 1,872 1.8 1,641,025 7.5 16,422 16.0 206,885 32.1
  592 Liquor stores 29,613 -5.6 22,684,120 11.6 130,635 -1.8 1,699,287 11.6
  593 Used merchandise stores 23,571 18.9 8,094,776 43.3 120,428 29.1 1,649,040 46.7
  594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 127,707 0.3 88,312,193 33.5 864,706 15.3 11,356,994 32.6
Not Comparable 5941 Sporting goods stores and bicycle shops 24,424 4.8 20,043,321 38.6 176,190 28.2 2,387,903 37.8
Not Comparable 5942 Book stores 12,363 -4.1 12,375,058 54.4 121,473 31.4 1,447,308 56.0
Not Comparable 5943 Stationery stores 3,219 -25.9 1,746,089 1.2 18,854 -15.2 274,985 1.8
Not Comparable 5944 Jewelry stores 28,336 0.9 18,511,350 32.2 154,877 4.7 2,836,030 27.5
Not Comparable 5945 Hobby, toy, and game shops 10,824 -0.3 14,388,277 35.4 111,757 17.9 1,368,645 38.0
Not Comparable 5946 Camera and photographic supply stores 2,843 -5.6 2,251,690 2.0 17,508 0.6 323,973 13.5
Not Comparable 5947 Gift, novelty, and souvenir shops 37,285 7.6 14,497,296 37.4 208,371 26.8 2,056,666 40.2
Not Comparable 5948 Luggage and leather goods stores 2,126 11.5 1,424,960 41.4 11,543 8.0 187,682 27.7
Not Comparable 5949 Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores 6,287 -23.9 3,074,152 -14.0 44,133 -29.6 473,802 -8.2
  596 Nonstore retailers 34,308 23.4 86,372,426 69.1 399,414 17.8 9,199,476 46.5
Not Comparable 5961 Catalog and mail-order houses 9,943 27.9 64,312,338 86.0 206,098 37.3 5,247,810 70.4
Not Comparable 5962 Automatic merchandising machine operators 7,070 10.6 6,884,497 8.8 66,348 -4.7 1,333,428 8.2
Not Comparable 5963 Direct selling establishments 17,295 26.8 15,175,591 49.2 126,968 6.3 2,618,238 33.0
  598 Fuel dealers 11,118 1.3 17,787,130 28.2 90,052 10.5 2,396,194 24.3
Not Comparable 5983 Fuel oil dealers 4,844 -3.6 10,582,894 18.3 46,433 5.7 1,332,897 16.1
Not Comparable 5984 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 6,022 6.6 7,106,109 46.0 42,836 16.3 1,051,908 36.4
Not Comparable 5989 Fuel dealers, not elsewhere classified 252 -15.2 98,127 53.3 783 8.9 11,389 27.0
  599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 97,707 14.6 44,034,282 64.1 486,485 30.8 7,551,409 50.5
Not Comparable 5992 Florists 26,200 -4.2 6,555,088 14.6 125,195 2.5 1,396,389 15.7
Not Comparable 5993 Tobacco stores and stands 3,884 163.0 3,068,352 292.5 14,880 169.1 213,374 245.2
Not Comparable 5994 News dealers and newsstands 2,313 2.3 853,806 21.2 9,770 12.4 119,269 30.9
Not Comparable 5995 Optical goods stores 15,192 7.3 6,432,078 33.8 73,049 12.4 1,401,239 25.8
Not Comparable 5999 Miscellaneous retail stores, not elsewhere classified 50,118 25.3 27,124,958 82.9 263,591 54.6 4,421,138 73.9
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