Census Bureau 

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE SURVEY

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1990 Retail Sales

In millions of dollars

SIC  Code Kind of Business                          
  NOT ADJUSTED                          
    Jan. 1990 Feb. 1990 Mar. 1990 Apr. 1990 May. 1990 Jun. 1990 Jul. 1990 Aug. 1990 Sep. 1990 Oct. 1990 Nov. 1990 Dec. 1990 TOTAL
   RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 135,823 130,495 152,118 148,785 158,291 157,868 153,231 161,757 149,502 154,663 159,113 182,965 1,844,611
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 104,898 101,733 117,547 115,255 122,464 122,297 119,041 126,769 118,109 122,700 129,877 156,316 1,457,006
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 50,929 48,418 56,998 55,944 60,347 59,858 57,417 59,236 53,617 55,127 53,264 57,680 668,835
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 6,234 6,072 7,612 8,169 9,341 9,284 8,794 8,797 7,904 8,268 7,581 6,584 94,640
521,3,5 BUILDING MATERIALS,SUPPLY STORES, HARDWARE 5,606 5,407 6,699 7,090 7,951 7,937 7,706 7,735 6,976 7,273 6,683 5,802 82,865
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS, SUPPLY STORES 4,744 4,609 5,683 6,003 6,751 6,743 6,596 6,696 5,956 6,209 5,650 4,701 70,341
525 HARDWARE STORES 862 798 1,016 1,087 1,200 1,194 1,110 1,039 1,020 1,064 1,033 1,101 12,524
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 30,925 28,762 34,571 33,530 35,827 35,571 34,190 34,988 31,393 31,963 29,236 26,649 387,605
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE & MISCELLANEOUS AUTO DEALERS 28,659 26,613 31,965 30,946 33,070 32,743 31,470 32,195 28,849 29,275 26,716 24,263 356,764
551,2 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS 27,597 25,455 30,265 28,883 31,078 30,837 29,661 30,577 27,493 28,026 25,496 23,345 338,713
551 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS - NEW AND USED 25,563 23,535 28,037 26,883 28,974 28,820 27,901 28,685 25,646 26,274 23,803 21,842 315,963
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,266 2,149 2,606 2,584 2,757 2,828 2,720 2,793 2,544 2,688 2,520 2,386 30,841
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 7,230 6,761 7,597 7,172 7,631 7,569 7,328 7,604 7,263 7,589 8,032 9,769 91,545
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 4,085 3,799 4,315 4,092 4,309 4,235 4,068 4,272 4,039 4,270 4,456 4,584 50,524
5712 FURNITURE STORES 2,639 2,468 2,765 2,563 2,641 2,585 2,403 2,563 2,445 2,503 2,595 2,659 30,829
5713 FLOOR COVERING STORES 820 778 893 878 929 924 923 923 883 983 927 834 10,695
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 2,550 2,369 2,649 2,484 2,746 2,747 2,689 2,683 2,587 2,671 2,873 3,987 33,035
5722 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE STORES 678 611 697 681 762 778 775 726 666 722 760 911 8,767
5731 RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRONIC STORES NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
5734 COMPUTER AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE STORES NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
5941 SPORTING GOODS STORES AND BICYCLE SHOPS 1,000 1,052 1,240 1,182 1,298 1,321 1,210 1,340 1,178 1,117 1,192 1,857 14,987
5942 BOOK STORES 692 483 490 485 527 527 529 723 753 599 611 1,015 7,434
5944 JEWELRY STORES 846 1,025 984 1,004 1,263 1,134 1,075 1,132 996 1,084 1,400 3,238 15,181
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 84,894 82,077 95,120 92,841 97,944 98,010 95,814 102,521 95,885 99,536 105,849 125,285 1,175,776
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 12,577 13,000 16,542 16,271 17,429 17,237 15,823 17,919 16,267 17,428 22,200 32,821 215,514
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 9,468 9,859 12,918 12,675 13,309 13,260 12,114 13,935 12,520 13,377 17,023 25,350 165,808
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 9,762 10,207 13,320 13,070 13,677 13,625 12,463 14,346 12,894 13,764 17,480 26,021 170,629
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,686 3,050 4,002 3,856 4,080 3,894 3,501 4,262 3,886 4,106 5,408 8,442 51,173
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 4,949 5,056 6,505 6,541 6,848 6,917 6,320 7,074 6,371 6,831 8,610 12,286 84,308
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,127 2,101 2,813 2,673 2,749 2,814 2,642 3,010 2,637 2,827 3,462 5,293 35,148
533 VARIETY STORES 509 538 633 684 667 636 622 703 609 680 784 1,241 8,306
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 2,600 2,603 2,991 2,912 3,453 3,341 3,087 3,281 3,138 3,371 4,393 6,230 41,400
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 28,419 27,277 30,950 29,499 31,459 31,758 31,399 32,183 30,558 30,504 31,004 33,323 368,333
541 GROCERY STORES 26,914 25,748 29,269 27,802 29,731 30,067 29,682 30,446 28,973 28,898 29,374 31,339 348,243
542 MEAT, FISH (SEAFOOD) MARKETS 489 478 524 507 511 504 512 509 458 458 486 614 6,050
546 RETAIL BAKERIES 420 404 447 434 432 427 426 439 419 431 452 498 5,229
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 10,120 9,434 10,497 10,537 11,210 11,442 11,548 12,739 12,406 13,242 12,952 12,377 138,504
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 5,846 5,729 7,672 7,745 7,867 7,770 7,231 8,659 7,699 7,818 8,914 12,869 95,819
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 728 621 784 820 868 880 722 771 788 856 971 1,641 10,450
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,086 2,016 2,690 2,734 2,795 2,692 2,533 2,766 2,609 2,692 3,008 4,191 32,812
562 WOMEN'S READY TO WEAR 1,815 1,797 2,444 2,486 2,551 2,478 2,324 2,527 2,402 2,441 2,728 3,762 29,755
565 FAMILY CLOTHING STORES 1,514 1,598 2,140 2,079 2,201 2,283 2,155 2,696 2,234 2,317 2,872 4,309 28,398
566 SHOE STORES 1,150 1,101 1,536 1,586 1,501 1,479 1,368 1,789 1,511 1,413 1,552 2,057 18,043
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 14,012 13,811 15,889 15,730 16,479 16,922 17,020 17,440 15,879 15,971 15,335 15,661 190,149
5812 EATING PLACES 13,171 12,990 14,942 14,792 15,513 15,918 16,063 16,480 14,917 14,965 14,313 14,615 178,679
5812 pt. RESTAURANTS, LUNCHROOMS, CAFETERIAS 7,354 7,265 8,265 8,289 8,618 8,789 8,941 9,243 8,445 8,475 8,049 8,121 99,854
5812 pt. REFRESHMENT PLACES 5,574 5,522 6,410 6,208 6,569 6,798 6,888 7,003 6,224 6,240 6,055 6,225 75,716
5813 DRINKING PLACES (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) 841 821 947 938 966 1,004 957 960 962 1,006 1,022 1,046 11,470
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 5,545 5,187 5,592 5,662 5,835 5,729 5,656 5,951 5,617 6,006 6,097 7,681 70,558
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,512 1,459 1,653 1,628 1,755 1,850 1,873 1,906 1,753 1,788 1,891 2,654 21,722
596 NONSTORE RETAILERS (2) 3,721 3,441 3,763 3,501 3,691 3,450 3,495 3,615 3,547 4,225 4,640 4,543 45,632
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 2,264 1,909 2,172 1,973 2,016 1,933 1,904 2,024 2,011 2,465 2,960 2,946 26,577
598 FUEL DEALERS 2,102 1,598 1,441 1,077 887 763 752 1,032 1,062 1,340 1,602 1,917 15,573
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 30,329 30,128 36,745 35,929 38,232 37,785 35,364 39,645 36,329 38,049 45,458 67,604 471,597
594 MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES 4,676 4,638 4,934 4,741 5,305 5,209 4,982 5,463 5,100 5,214 6,312 12,145 68,719
  ADJUSTED (5)                          
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 154,002 152,810 153,395 152,274 151,967 153,312 153,836 154,595 155,106 155,673 155,240 153,953 NA
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 119,190 120,231 121,144 119,867 119,940 121,246 121,453 122,371 123,257 123,407 123,493 122,769 NA
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 58,603 56,827 56,264 56,030 55,438 55,467 55,836 55,604 55,146 55,661 54,968 53,948 NA
52 BUILDING MATERIALS, GROUP STORES 7,978 8,131 8,065 7,826 7,769 8,108 8,012 7,945 7,820 7,770 7,890 7,486 NA
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS SUPPLY STORES 5,952 6,089 6,014 5,891 5,840 5,905 5,921 5,900 5,811 5,707 5,771 5,616 NA
525 HARDWARE STORES 1,055 1,061 1,067 1,054 1,039 1,068 1,064 1,006 1,043 1,034 1,038 1,019 NA
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 34,812 32,579 32,251 32,407 32,027 32,066 32,383 32,224 31,849 32,266 31,747 31,184 NA
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE AND MISC AUTO DEALERS 32,165 29,936 29,597 29,813 29,474 29,472 29,829 29,673 29,318 29,721 29,230 28,646 NA
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,647 2,643 2,654 2,594 2,553 2,594 2,554 2,551 2,531 2,545 2,517 2,538 NA
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 7,876 7,776 7,755 7,741 7,755 7,613 7,581 7,541 7,601 7,648 7,503 7,391 NA
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 4,474 4,312 4,311 4,271 4,225 4,197 4,177 4,148 4,177 4,190 4,118 4,032 NA
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 2,742 2,790 2,780 2,785 2,878 2,772 2,749 2,727 2,767 2,777 2,708 2,681 NA
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 95,399 95,983 97,131 96,244 96,529 97,845 98,000 98,991 99,960 100,012 100,272 100,005 NA
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 17,806 17,947 18,204 17,601 17,775 18,082 18,057 17,989 18,036 18,070 18,062 18,207 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 13,702 13,827 14,133 13,571 13,692 13,958 13,908 13,852 13,819 13,848 13,806 13,929 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 14,150 14,139 14,484 14,020 14,098 14,402 14,360 14,260 14,218 14,243 14,134 14,378 NA
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 4,325 4,320 4,388 4,284 4,317 4,346 4,349 4,237 4,201 4,194 4,209 4,208 NA
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 6,883 6,851 7,055 6,849 6,841 7,037 7,022 7,081 7,071 7,138 7,205 7,223 NA
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,942 2,968 3,041 2,887 2,940 3,019 2,989 2,942 2,946 2,911 2,720 2,947 NA
533 VARIETY STORES 701 695 676 702 681 697 696 709 699 700 699 675 NA
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 3,403 3,425 3,395 3,328 3,402 3,427 3,453 3,428 3,518 3,522 3,557 3,603 NA
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 29,732 30,242 30,788 30,278 30,388 30,849 30,703 31,021 31,179 31,027 31,177 31,258 NA
541 GROCERY STORES 28,035 28,545 29,066 28,603 28,726 29,191 29,015 29,331 29,504 29,368 29,522 29,621 NA
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 10,800 10,831 10,878 10,863 10,810 10,960 10,956 11,741 12,493 12,708 12,836 12,464 NA
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 7,990 7,895 8,053 7,918 8,017 8,150 8,131 8,031 7,975 7,972 7,836 7,944 NA
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 916 864 895 860 881 891 878 847 862 877 853 861 NA
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,800 2,721 2,817 2,776 2,754 2,846 2,818 2,720 2,704 2,703 2,632 2,663 NA
566 SHOE STORES 1,494 1,470 1,506 1,484 1,482 1,505 1,534 1,514 1,502 1,494 1,513 1,526 NA
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 15,466 15,553 15,716 15,905 15,815 15,949 16,148 16,074 16,023 15,971 15,891 15,771 NA
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 5,711 5,608 5,614 5,719 5,789 5,834 5,941 5,963 6,040 6,073 6,196 6,077 NA
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,724 1,735 1,746 1,768 1,764 1,787 1,818 1,822 1,851 1,859 1,856 1,940 NA
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 2,250 2,233 2,237 2,192 2,206 2,235 2,196 2,190 2,186 2,197 2,232 2,217 NA
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 39,539 39,437 39,824 38,979 39,276 39,507 39,522 39,234 39,368 39,477 39,052 39,263 NA

1/ = Includes data for leased departments operated within department stores. Data for this line not included in broader kind-of-business totals.
2/ = Includes establishments primarily selling merchandise through coin-operated vending machines, by house-to-house canvass, or from mail order.
3/ = GAF represents stores which specialize in department store types of merchandise (general merchandise, apparel, furniture, miscellaneous shopping goods stores).
4/ = Data adjusted for seasonal variations, holiday, and trading day differences, but not for price changes.
5/ = For yearly totals, refer to unadjusted section.

*Note: U.S. and group totals include kinds-of-business not shown.

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Source: Monthly Retail Surveys Branch, U.S. Census Bureau | Last Revised: April 28, 2000


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