1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for the United States
1987 SIC Basis: Retail Trade

 
Retail Trade - Industries Ranked by Growth in Sales 1992 to 1997
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. 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 1992 columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
5993 Tobacco stores and stands 3,884 163.0 3,068,352 292.5 14,880 169.1 213,374 245.2
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 1,678 102.4 2,517,267 241.9 9,145 143.1 204,593 186.0
5734 Computer and computer software stores 8,933 64.3 18,305,008 179.4 65,943 120.9 1,483,473 144.4
527 Mobile home dealers 5,485 35.3 13,347,491 133.7 40,401 77.1 1,122,749 134.8
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 23,340 25.0 34,680,468 116.3 92,752 47.7 2,197,396 94.1
5961 Catalog and mail-order houses 9,943 27.9 64,312,338 86.0 206,098 37.3 5,247,810 70.4
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
557 Motorcycle dealers 3,635 1.4 7,369,260 77.0 29,026 30.8 712,065 66.7
555 Boat dealers 5,262 10.2 8,934,230 61.4 35,134 28.8 839,296 50.4
549 Miscellaneous food stores 9,516 25.1 4,284,110 60.7 51,017 44.7 623,627 68.7
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 3,014 6.7 10,069,749 59.5 29,463 32.1 813,962 58.3
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 5,115 -9.3 4,638,006 56.9 46,520 20.8 474,416 46.9
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
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
5942 Book stores 12,363 -4.1 12,375,058 54.4 121,473 31.4 1,447,308 56.0
5989 Fuel dealers, not elsewhere classified 252 -15.2 98,127 53.3 783 8.9 11,389 27.0
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
5719 Miscellaneous homefurnishings stores 17,716 7.4 13,867,974 49.6 131,388 30.5 1,815,192 39.7
5963 Direct selling establishments 17,295 26.8 15,175,591 49.2 126,968 6.3 2,618,238 33.0
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
5632 Women's accessory and specialty stores 8,946 1.7 5,201,502 45.1 54,029 23.0 687,093 43.3
593 Used merchandise stores 23,571 18.9 8,094,776 43.3 120,428 29.1 1,649,040 46.7
5736 Musical instrument stores 4,477 7.9 3,800,713 41.6 29,675 25.7 567,363 40.9
5948 Luggage and leather goods stores 2,126 11.5 1,424,960 41.4 11,543 8.0 187,682 27.7
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
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
5947 Gift, novelty, and souvenir shops 37,285 7.6 14,497,296 37.4 208,371 26.8 2,056,666 40.2
565 Family clothing stores 20,450 5.1 44,796,060 36.6 392,269 26.7 4,797,129 38.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 9,138 5.5 4,312,844 36.4 48,253 18.6 617,307 36.5
5945 Hobby, toy, and game shops 10,824 -0.3 14,388,277 35.4 111,757 17.9 1,368,645 38.0
5995 Optical goods stores 15,192 7.3 6,432,078 33.8 73,049 12.4 1,401,239 25.8
5944 Jewelry stores 28,336 0.9 18,511,350 32.2 154,877 4.7 2,836,030 27.5
5712 Furniture stores 31,680 -2.5 39,134,905 28.7 255,370 9.8 5,530,292 27.0
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
5912 Drug stores and proprietary stores 43,615 -9.4 98,630,857 27.3 703,752 19.7 11,587,516 27.9
554 Gasoline service stations 98,846 -6.2 170,660,068 26.7 741,040 9.8 9,488,181 25.4
5735 Record and prerecorded tape stores 8,158 3.0 7,366,835 25.7 66,623 10.2 727,980 22.9
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 9,664 -5.1 7,738,469 24.8 50,297 2.8 1,132,272 25.4
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 4,473 -11.1 1,515,510 23.9 26,306 3.1 255,911 22.4
572 Household appliance stores 10,484 7.6 10,082,894 23.6 60,220 12.0 1,217,530 26.2
5713 Floor covering stores 14,473 6.0 11,798,571 22.7 75,801 10.4 1,787,737 29.4
553 Auto and home supply stores 40,565 -1.8 35,028,316 22.6 300,953 11.8 6,044,147 29.1
5994 News dealers and newsstands 2,313 2.3 853,806 21.2 9,770 12.4 119,269 30.9
5983 Fuel oil dealers 4,844 -3.6 10,582,894 18.3 46,433 5.7 1,332,897 16.1
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 3,179 7.0 2,106,828 16.4 17,251 6.1 236,967 19.4
5661 Shoe stores 31,399 -15.6 20,543,252 14.9 185,803 0.8 2,348,605 7.5
5992 Florists 26,200 -4.2 6,555,088 14.6 125,195 2.5 1,396,389 15.7
5411 Grocery stores 126,546 -5.0 397,254,457 12.7 2,838,687 5.8 39,605,719 15.0
592 Liquor stores 29,613 -5.6 22,684,120 11.6 130,635 -1.8 1,699,287 11.6
525 Hardware stores 15,748 -17.0 13,605,263 10.7 137,831 1.2 2,095,331 12.0
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 52,825 -5.4 12,295,709 10.6 321,294 5.7 2,649,481 17.1
5962 Automatic merchandising machine operators 7,070 10.6 6,884,497 8.8 66,348 -4.7 1,333,428 8.2
546 Retail bakeries 18,502 -9.4 5,580,429 3.6 130,797 -16.8 1,464,122 4.0
5946 Camera and photographic supply stores 2,843 -5.6 2,251,690 2.0 17,508 0.6 323,973 13.5
5943 Stationery stores 3,219 -25.9 1,746,089 1.2 18,854 -15.2 274,985 1.8
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
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
5714 Drapery, curtain, and upholstery stores 2,333 -18.9 771,621 -10.4 9,681 -15.1 163,138 6.1
562 Women's clothing stores 39,672 -20.9 27,257,683 -13.0 305,685 -27.7 3,365,846 -8.8
5949 Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores 6,287 -23.9 3,074,152 -14.0 44,133 -29.6 473,802 -8.2
545 Dairy products stores 1,760 -24.8 424,734 -17.5 5,726 -27.3 51,835 -16.8
533 Variety stores 14,065 12.0 D N (100,000+) N D N
5399 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 9,734 -11.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
5812 Eating places 423,082 12.0 D N (100,000+) N D N
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

Other rank tables available Data in formats for downloading PDF report

Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics

Last modified: 6/28/00