1997 Nonemployer Statistics
Retail Trade

Rhode Island
Includes only firms subject to federal income tax. Nonemployers are businesses with no paid employees. Introductory text includes scope and methodology. More detail is available for employers. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description All taxable firms Nonemployers Employers
Establish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Establish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Establish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
44-45 Retail trade 10,024 7,754,846 5,855 249,092 4,169 7,505,754
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 842 1,794,632 417 57,515 425 1,737,117
4411 Automobile dealers 484 1,557,599 271 43,477 213 1,514,122
44112 Used car dealers 391 148,261 271 43,477 120 104,784
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 130 77,824 81 6,400 49 71,424
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 8 22,887 5 594 3 22,293
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 122 54,937 76 5,806 46 49,131
441221 Motorcycle dealers 22 N 15 445 7 D
441222 Boat dealers 60 31,995 23 2,077 37 29,918
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 40 N 38 3,284 2 D
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 228 159,209 65 7,638 163 151,571
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 338 207,751 139 7,710 199 200,041
4421 Furniture stores 118 89,512 46 2,339 72 87,173
4422 Home furnishings stores 220 118,239 93 5,371 127 112,868
443 Electronics & appliance stores 229 161,001 84 4,923 145 156,078
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 140 83,046 45 1,895 95 81,151
443111 Household appliance stores 51 23,904 20 826 31 23,078
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 89 59,142 25 1,069 64 58,073
44312 Computer & software stores 73 72,164 33 2,804 40 69,360
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 16 5,791 6 224 10 5,567
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 371 548,042 78 5,433 293 542,609
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 299 524,976 54 4,705 245 520,271
44411 Home centers N N D D 7 D
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores N N D D 43 D
44413 Hardware stores 66 45,406 14 1,095 52 44,311
44419 Other building material dealers 177 367,185 34 3,225 143 363,960
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 72 23,066 24 728 48 22,338
445 Food & beverage stores 1,056 1,612,986 347 32,577 709 1,580,409
4451 Grocery stores 505 1,358,114 154 16,329 351 1,341,785
4452 Specialty food stores 299 74,989 162 10,115 137 64,874
44521 Meat markets N N 22 2,251 N N
44522 Fish & seafood markets N N 20 2,415 N N
44523 Fruit & vegetable markets N N 29 955 N N
44529 Other specialty food stores N N 91 4,494 N N
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 252 179,883 31 6,133 221 173,750
446 Health & personal care stores 439 597,620 156 4,019 283 593,601
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 191 549,812 7 729 184 549,083
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 86 6,350 73 1,596 13 4,754
44613 Optical goods stores 58 12,929 15 453 43 12,476
44619 Other health & personal care stores 104 28,529 61 1,241 43 27,288
447 Gasoline stations 476 592,175 28 7,882 448 584,293
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 1,000 464,579 433 18,890 567 445,689
4481 Clothing stores 632 339,161 275 12,978 357 326,183
44811 Men's clothing stores 61 24,241 15 1,210 46 23,031
44812 Women's clothing stores 200 126,877 41 2,467 159 124,410
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 34 16,589 16 1,005 18 15,584
44814 Family clothing stores 125 135,442 56 1,919 69 133,523
44815 Clothing accessories stores 61 5,409 45 1,919 16 3,490
44819 Other clothing stores 151 30,603 102 4,458 49 26,145
4482 Shoe stores 96 50,404 16 748 80 49,656
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 272 75,014 142 5,164 130 69,850
44831 Jewelry stores N N D D 122 D
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores N N D D 8 D
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 630 200,972 358 13,657 272 187,315
45111 Sporting goods stores 174 69,733 72 4,072 102 65,661
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 109 38,821 70 2,954 39 35,867
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 63 11,296 40 732 23 10,564
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 39 8,743 23 784 16 7,959
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 245 72,379 153 5,115 92 67,264
45121 Book stores & news dealers 184 48,916 132 4,432 52 44,484
451211 Book stores 98 N 50 2,533 48 D
451212 News dealers & newsstands 86 N 82 1,899 4 D
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 61 23,463 21 683 40 22,780
452 General merchandise stores 173 767,110 63 3,714 110 763,396
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 1,924 252,534 1,444 48,984 480 203,550
4531 Florists 222 29,395 102 3,143 120 26,252
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 443 114,973 279 7,940 164 107,033
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 33 35,722 14 804 19 34,918
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 410 79,251 265 7,136 145 72,115
4533 Used merchandise stores 423 27,892 351 11,238 72 16,654
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 836 80,274 712 26,663 124 53,611
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores N N D D 30 16,990
45392 Art dealers 73 N 58 2,554 15 D
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers N N D D 1 D
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 685 N 607 22,387 78 D
454 Nonstore retailers 2,546 555,444 2,308 43,788 238 511,656
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 205 243,170 168 3,646 37 239,524
4542 Vending machine operators 113 9,078 88 2,165 25 6,913
4543 Direct selling establishments 2,228 303,196 2,052 37,977 176 265,219
45431 Fuel dealers 149 239,455 26 3,357 123 236,098
45439 Other direct selling establishments 2,079 63,741 2,026 34,620 53 29,121
D Withheld to avoid disclosure;   N Not available; S Withheld because data do not meet publication standards;   W Wholesale receipts for nonemployers are not comparable to wholesale sales for employers;   X Industry not in scope of Economic Census for employers;   t Total does not include employer data for out-of-scope industries;   r revised subsequent to initial publication

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Source: 1997 Economic Census:   Nonemployer Statistics and Geographic Area Series (for employers)

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