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Annual Retail Trade Survey Historical Data

Important Notice:

The Annual Retail Trade Report releases below do not contain the most currently revised data. Please refer to the most recent Annual Retail data on the main page.


2011 Annual Retail Trade Survey

Summary of Changes and Methodology [PDF, 149KB]
Tables [Excel, 266KB]

2010 Annual Retail Trade Survey

Summary of Changes and Methodology [PDF, 123KB]
Tables [Excel, 243KB]

2009 Annual Retail Trade Survey

Summary of Changes and Methodology [PDF, 70KB]
Tables [Excel, 253KB]

2005-2008 Annual Retail Trade Survey (PDF format)

2008 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [445KB]
2007 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [241KB]
2006 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [85KB]
2005 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [217KB]

From 1991-2004, Annual Retail Trade Survey estimates were released as part of a combined publication that also contained the revised monthly estimates (PDF format).

2004 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [2.5MB]
2003 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [1.4MB]
2002 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [1.5MB]
2001 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [805KB]
2000 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [884KB]
1999 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [1.9MB]
1998 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [2.0MB]
1997 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [642KB]
1996 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [585KB]
1995 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [1.1MB]
1994 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [1.5MB]
1993 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [22.0MB]
1992 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [30.6MB]
1991 Annual Retail Trade Survey tables [16.2MB]

Prior to 1991, the Retail Trade data were published annually in the following Current Business Reports (PDF format).

1990[6.15MB]

1989[5.46MB] 1988[5.55MB] 1987[4.51MB] 1986[5.24MB] 1985[4.88MB] 1984[4.91MB] 1983[4.18MB] 1982[3.83MB] 1981[4.08MB] 1980[4.34MB]

1979[4.53MB] 1978[3.34MB] 1977[3.55MB] 1976[3.84MB] 1975[3.41MB] 1974[4.59MB] 1973[2.78MB] 1972[3.29MB] 1971[3.15MB] 1970[3.00MB]

1969[3.13MB] 1968[3.27MB] 1967[3.46MB] 1966[3.11MB] 1965[3.10MB] 1964[2.80MB] 1963[2.99MB] 1962[2.25MB] 1961[2.33MB] 1960[2.55]

1959[2.63MB] 1958[2.89MB] 1957[1.88MB] 1956[1.66MB] 1955[1.68MB] 1954 (not published) 1953[1.58MB] 1952[659KB]

Detailed Operating Expenses Historical Data

2007 Detailed Operating Expenses tables (last revised on 3/31/2011) [Excel, 94KB]
2002 Detailed Operating Expenses (released with the 2002 Economic Census) [PDF, 1.5MB]
1997 Detailed Operating Expenses (released with the 1997 Economic Census) [PDF, 1.2MB]
1992 Detailed Operating Expenses (released with the 1992 Census of Retail Trade) [PDF, 489KB]


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Monthly & Annual Retail Trade | (301) 763-2747 |  Last Revised: March 31, 2014