Unadjusted and Adjusted Estimates of Monthly Retail by Kinds of Business:   1996

 

 

[Estimates are shown in millions of dollars.  Estimates are based on data from the  Monthly Retail Trade Survey, Annual Retail Trade Survey, and administrative records and have been adjusted using results of the most recent economic census]

  NOT ADJUSTED                          
    Jan. 1996 Feb. 1996 Mar. 1996 Apr. 1996 May. 1996 Jun. 1996 Jul. 1996 Aug. 1996 Sep. 1996 Oct. 1996 Nov. 1996 Dec. 1996 TOTAL
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 176,968 184,189 203,811 203,176 218,545 209,430 209,582 217,191 200,631 213,035 215,495 250,312 2,502,365
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 133,550 136,144 149,656 150,669 162,039 156,067 156,179 163,391 150,984 160,563 168,939 205,651 1,893,832
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 70,493 75,386 84,718 85,289 92,686 88,379 88,325 89,566 82,658 87,075 82,612 91,807 1,018,994
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 8,387 8,569 10,194 12,480 13,948 13,509 13,292 12,874 12,183 12,849 11,329 10,752 140,366
521,3,5 BUILDING MATERIALS,SUPPLY STORES, HARDWARE 7,428 7,578 8,858 10,385 11,555 11,163 11,343 10,964 10,266 10,953 9,813 9,024 119,330
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS, SUPPLY STORES 6,451 6,658 7,830 9,134 10,186 9,856 10,101 9,777 9,182 9,765 8,634 7,793 105,367
525 HARDWARE STORES 977 920 1,028 1,251 1,369 1,307 1,242 1,187 1,084 1,188 1,179 1,231 13,963
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 43,418 48,045 54,155 52,507 56,506 53,363 53,403 53,800 49,647 52,472 46,556 44,661 608,533
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE & MISCELLANEOUS AUTO DEALERS 40,844 45,466 51,253 49,493 53,353 50,259 50,183 50,583 46,694 49,221 43,620 41,887 572,856
551,2 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS 39,341 43,632 48,953 46,728 50,352 47,280 47,498 47,622 44,556 47,071 41,828 40,185 545,046
551 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS - NEW AND USED 36,393 40,090 44,802 42,748 46,528 43,651 43,835 44,019 41,250 43,451 38,478 37,095 502,340
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,574 2,579 2,902 3,014 3,153 3,104 3,220 3,217 2,953 3,251 2,936 2,774 35,677
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 10,063 9,794 10,789 10,328 10,782 10,661 10,794 11,450 10,851 11,319 12,484 15,637 134,952
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 4,592 4,587 5,164 5,045 5,308 5,206 5,403 5,591 5,247 5,602 6,085 6,417 64,247
5712 FURNITURE STORES 2,787 2,852 3,143 3,001 3,128 3,054 3,097 3,234 3,070 3,191 3,492 3,500 37,549
5713 FLOOR COVERING STORES 897 823 970 1,044 1,053 1,048 1,136 1,099 1,021 1,107 1,027 1,028 12,253
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 4,634 4,346 4,698 4,439 4,594 4,575 4,549 4,938 4,745 4,877 5,401 7,478 59,274
5722 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE STORES 746 696 782 799 854 850 851 897 816 854 941 1,097 10,183
5731 RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRONIC STORES 2,565 2,355 2,492 2,236 2,425 2,363 2,439 2,619 2,450 2,489 3,129 4,645 32,207
5734 COMPUTER AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE STORES 1,323 1,295 1,424 1,404 1,315 1,362 1,259 1,422 1,479 1,534 1,331 1,736 16,884
5941 SPORTING GOODS STORES AND BICYCLE SHOPS 1,330 1,311 1,651 1,705 1,777 1,898 1,836 1,994 1,597 1,455 1,611 2,676 20,841
5942 BOOK STORES 1,375 758 743 750 854 838 787 1,360 1,040 898 906 1,598 11,907
5944 JEWELRY STORES 1,047 1,445 1,322 1,364 1,776 1,414 1,381 1,484 1,338 1,468 1,850 4,514 20,403
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 106,475 108,803 119,093 117,887 125,859 121,051 121,257 127,625 117,973 125,960 132,883 158,505 1,483,371
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 18,662 20,579 23,344 23,482 25,911 24,881 23,721 26,417 23,805 25,981 31,055 44,891 312,729
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 14,304 15,869 18,156 18,340 20,141 19,274 18,332 20,682 18,640 20,226 24,643 36,158 244,765
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 14,630 16,256 18,597 18,785 20,589 19,680 18,715 21,134 19,033 20,655 25,193 36,812 250,079
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,657 3,447 3,972 3,890 4,210 3,807 3,518 4,375 4,076 4,278 5,449 8,785 52,464
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 9,485 10,209 11,555 11,784 13,064 12,681 12,057 13,097 11,729 12,812 15,301 21,240 155,014
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,488 2,600 3,070 3,111 3,315 3,192 3,140 3,662 3,228 3,565 4,443 6,787 42,601
533 VARIETY STORES 592 715 809 817 898 827 820 885 779 896 979 1,535 10,552
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 3,766 3,995 4,379 4,325 4,872 4,780 4,569 4,850 4,386 4,859 5,433 7,198 57,412
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 32,881 31,887 34,226 33,283 35,549 34,532 35,492 35,928 33,376 34,762 35,163 37,246 414,325
541 GROCERY STORES 31,350 30,306 32,522 31,563 33,745 32,790 33,774 34,178 31,760 33,035 33,406 34,960 393,389
542 MEAT, FISH (SEAFOOD) MARKETS 422 426 458 455 489 486 485 518 427 430 460 602 5,658
546 RETAIL BAKERIES 463 466 519 502 564 531 509 522 500 555 530 559 6,220
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 12,456 12,203 13,518 13,998 15,258 14,840 14,839 15,034 13,885 14,488 14,007 14,224 168,750
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 6,600 7,497 8,971 9,153 9,562 9,065 8,760 10,559 9,199 9,716 10,936 15,320 115,338
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 640 652 709 720 777 760 661 764 746 795 921 1,423 9,568
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 1,910 2,217 2,578 2,717 2,958 2,769 2,468 2,784 2,661 2,834 3,085 4,470 33,451
562 WOMEN'S READY TO WEAR 1,566 1,835 2,194 2,347 2,553 2,376 2,073 2,354 2,277 2,414 2,595 3,668 28,252
565 FAMILY CLOTHING STORES 2,267 2,634 3,200 3,181 3,283 3,162 3,199 3,860 3,339 3,667 4,348 6,209 42,349
566 SHOE STORES 1,208 1,371 1,703 1,800 1,832 1,710 1,684 2,159 1,623 1,604 1,722 2,162 20,578
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 17,400 18,172 19,958 19,536 20,823 20,379 20,706 21,533 19,569 20,447 20,064 20,331 238,918
5812 EATING PLACES 16,399 17,138 18,835 18,477 19,721 19,301 19,601 20,384 18,506 19,335 18,953 19,203 225,853
5812 pt. RESTAURANTS, LUNCHROOMS, CAFETERIAS 8,807 9,281 10,145 9,926 10,476 10,168 10,469 11,130 10,108 10,522 10,488 10,388 121,908
5812 pt. REFRESHMENT PLACES 7,418 7,639 8,440 8,273 8,908 8,835 8,878 8,984 8,095 8,492 8,183 8,496 100,641
5813 DRINKING PLACES (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) 1,001 1,034 1,123 1,059 1,102 1,078 1,105 1,149 1,063 1,112 1,111 1,128 13,065
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 7,133 7,189 7,509 7,426 7,755 7,264 7,484 7,629 7,207 7,811 7,700 9,702 91,809
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,680 1,652 1,837 1,799 1,958 1,958 2,034 2,064 1,782 1,862 1,994 2,553 23,173
596 NONSTORE RETAILERS (2) 5,875 5,876 6,486 6,416 6,372 5,940 6,056 6,212 6,715 7,944 8,810 10,106 82,808
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 4,316 3,979 4,437 4,342 4,297 3,988 4,193 4,294 4,590 5,543 6,459 7,703 58,141
598 FUEL DEALERS 2,618 2,323 1,940 1,413 1,111 886 920 953 1,140 1,514 1,741 2,350 18,909
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 41,205 43,785 49,343 49,313 53,240 51,404 50,125 56,191 50,524 53,943 63,257 92,669 654,999
594 MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES 5,880 5,915 6,239 6,350 6,985 6,797 6,850 7,765 6,669 6,927 8,782 16,821 91,980
  ADJUSTED (5)                          
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 201,391 203,647 205,534 206,506 207,519 207,920 208,293 207,754 210,545 212,290 212,197 212,907 NA
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 152,419 153,105 154,649 156,629 157,142 157,499 157,756 157,874 158,919 160,489 161,064 161,872 NA
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 81,369 82,990 84,213 83,864 84,726 85,003 85,098 84,264 86,240 86,614 85,954 85,852 NA
52 BUILDING MATERIALS, GROUP STORES 10,951 10,991 11,024 11,473 11,522 12,004 11,954 11,890 11,880 11,978 12,004 11,997 NA
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS SUPPLY STORES 8,218 8,281 8,392 8,544 8,743 8,976 8,955 8,937 8,897 8,918 9,003 8,927 NA
525 HARDWARE STORES 1,167 1,176 1,133 1,199 1,170 1,164 1,155 1,136 1,122 1,161 1,171 1,192 NA
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 48,972 50,542 50,885 49,877 50,377 50,421 50,537 49,880 51,626 51,801 51,133 51,035 NA
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE AND MISC AUTO DEALERS 46,047 47,608 47,945 46,913 47,425 47,459 47,567 46,923 48,640 48,782 48,146 48,036 NA
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,925 2,934 2,940 2,964 2,952 2,962 2,970 2,957 2,986 3,019 2,987 2,999 NA
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 10,850 10,895 11,254 11,295 11,296 11,268 11,213 11,276 11,511 11,418 11,300 11,243 NA
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 5,057 5,166 5,324 5,350 5,329 5,345 5,408 5,371 5,420 5,455 5,443 5,411 NA
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 4,842 4,771 4,956 4,965 4,988 4,946 4,839 4,958 5,152 5,049 4,923 4,894 NA
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 120,022 120,657 121,321 122,642 122,793 122,917 123,195 123,490 124,305 125,676 126,243 127,055 NA
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 25,172 25,355 25,303 25,801 25,979 25,857 26,046 26,239 26,366 26,627 26,605 26,814 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 19,675 19,787 19,671 20,176 20,324 20,182 20,346 20,518 20,665 20,873 20,919 21,071 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 20,055 20,220 20,103 20,658 20,722 20,588 20,844 20,954 21,142 21,320 21,340 21,484 NA
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 4,258 4,358 4,341 4,436 4,309 4,292 4,306 4,362 4,406 4,433 4,416 4,466 NA
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 12,448 12,450 12,385 12,726 12,871 12,796 12,978 13,019 13,105 13,249 13,282 13,367 NA
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 3,349 3,412 3,377 3,496 3,542 3,500 3,560 3,573 3,631 3,638 3,642 3,651 NA
533 VARIETY STORES 842 840 867 877 883 876 896 895 871 895 861 922 NA
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 4,655 4,728 4,765 4,748 4,772 4,799 4,804 4,826 4,830 4,859 4,825 4,821 NA
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 34,162 33,955 34,097 34,269 34,202 34,392 34,531 34,575 34,637 34,875 34,999 34,956 NA
541 GROCERY STORES 32,420 32,240 32,360 32,539 32,447 32,627 32,790 32,832 32,912 33,134 33,240 33,200 NA
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 13,422 13,425 13,865 14,197 14,313 14,283 13,933 13,856 13,983 14,204 14,322 14,544 NA
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 9,394 9,620 9,492 9,658 9,615 9,592 9,561 9,534 9,735 9,807 9,639 9,665 NA
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 792 819 799 786 800 784 788 785 822 800 795 810 NA
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,694 2,792 2,694 2,784 2,798 2,861 2,754 2,751 2,837 2,863 2,815 2,801 NA
566 SHOE STORES 1,685 1,684 1,705 1,770 1,735 1,710 1,733 1,723 1,692 1,719 1,703 1,704 NA
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 19,290 19,415 19,548 19,674 19,737 19,690 19,871 19,920 20,050 20,245 20,600 20,516 NA
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 7,293 7,373 7,479 7,486 7,544 7,559 7,676 7,745 7,708 7,906 7,849 7,985 NA
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,953 1,914 1,926 1,928 1,912 1,956 1,961 1,955 1,916 1,912 1,912 1,908 NA
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 4,505 4,670 4,603 4,644 4,681 4,776 4,831 4,847 4,852 4,989 5,114 5,244 NA
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 52,850 53,146 53,530 54,269 54,450 54,261 54,569 54,877 55,331 55,653 55,329 55,593 NA

Source: Monthly Retail Surveys Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised: December 17, 2003