Unadjusted and Adjusted Estimates of Monthly Retail by Kinds of Business:   1997

 

 

[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. 1997 Feb. 1997 Mar. 1997 Apr. 1997 May. 1997 Jun. 1997 Jul. 1997 Aug. 1997 Sep. 1997 Oct. 1997 Nov. 1997 Dec. 1997 TOTAL
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 191,130 188,463 215,391 210,088 224,372 217,421 221,551 225,563 212,529 221,614 219,590 262,850 2,610,562
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 144,383 139,980 159,476 155,684 168,261 161,766 164,937 169,319 159,512 167,933 172,728 214,072 1,978,051
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 75,879 77,233 88,631 88,507 93,019 91,864 93,215 92,846 88,535 89,905 84,150 99,445 1,063,229
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 9,153 9,185 11,484 13,346 14,636 14,035 13,944 12,925 13,241 13,383 11,514 11,551 148,397
521,3,5 BUILDING MATERIALS,SUPPLY STORES, HARDWARE 8,009 7,973 9,818 11,151 12,231 11,627 11,904 11,035 11,241 11,542 9,924 9,750 126,205
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS, SUPPLY STORES 7,004 7,091 8,789 9,945 10,891 10,323 10,626 9,810 10,068 10,297 8,786 8,569 112,199
525 HARDWARE STORES 1,005 882 1,029 1,206 1,340 1,304 1,278 1,225 1,173 1,245 1,138 1,181 14,006
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 46,747 48,483 55,915 54,404 56,111 55,655 56,614 56,244 53,017 53,681 46,862 48,778 632,511
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE & MISCELLANEOUS AUTO DEALERS 44,062 45,967 52,935 51,357 52,947 52,472 53,222 52,920 49,920 50,433 43,942 45,938 596,115
551,2 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS 42,397 43,938 50,117 48,277 49,748 49,346 50,230 50,032 47,471 48,079 42,097 44,035 565,767
551 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS - NEW AND USED 38,928 40,001 45,920 44,057 45,625 45,157 46,065 46,078 43,645 44,172 38,733 40,591 518,972
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,685 2,516 2,980 3,047 3,164 3,183 3,392 3,324 3,097 3,248 2,920 2,840 36,396
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 10,411 9,923 10,937 10,583 11,125 10,875 11,318 11,855 11,319 11,683 13,020 17,124 140,173
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 4,990 4,756 5,342 5,280 5,639 5,427 5,642 5,885 5,615 5,876 6,394 7,173 68,019
5712 FURNITURE STORES 3,104 2,967 3,222 3,105 3,378 3,202 3,263 3,493 3,299 3,435 3,721 3,925 40,114
5713 FLOOR COVERING STORES 932 882 1,034 1,066 1,075 1,091 1,088 1,067 1,119 1,156 1,079 1,074 12,663
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 4,596 4,354 4,709 4,504 4,632 4,630 4,859 5,052 4,805 4,891 5,611 8,056 60,699
5722 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE STORES 778 723 809 791 840 918 969 884 824 854 896 1,057 10,343
5731 RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRONIC STORES 2,419 2,298 2,338 2,195 2,308 2,259 2,385 2,586 2,408 2,382 3,037 4,799 31,414
5734 COMPUTER AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE STORES 1,399 1,333 1,562 1,518 1,484 1,453 1,505 1,582 1,573 1,655 1,678 2,200 18,942
5941 SPORTING GOODS STORES AND BICYCLE SHOPS 1,337 1,330 1,608 1,726 1,787 1,970 1,839 1,957 1,599 1,527 1,659 2,862 21,201
5942 BOOK STORES 1,556 823 811 804 891 874 829 1,299 1,158 926 998 1,775 12,744
5944 JEWELRY STORES 1,046 1,416 1,187 1,272 1,603 1,346 1,327 1,364 1,349 1,412 1,821 4,715 19,858
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 115,251 111,230 126,760 121,581 131,353 125,557 128,336 132,717 123,994 131,709 135,440 163,405 1,547,333
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 20,768 21,315 25,417 24,196 27,193 26,059 25,523 27,810 24,578 27,564 32,658 46,313 329,394
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 16,023 16,570 20,039 18,978 21,330 20,386 19,837 21,993 19,292 21,702 26,169 37,601 259,920
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 16,335 16,898 20,458 19,393 21,791 20,835 20,270 22,488 19,715 22,171 26,753 38,375 265,482
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,903 3,403 4,096 3,838 4,340 3,937 3,720 4,517 4,091 4,506 5,621 8,968 53,940
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 10,647 10,841 13,090 12,458 14,070 13,631 13,304 14,311 12,500 14,081 16,727 22,809 168,469
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,785 2,654 3,272 3,097 3,381 3,267 3,246 3,660 3,124 3,584 4,405 6,598 43,073
533 VARIETY STORES 681 773 921 788 907 854 899 980 889 960 1,061 1,500 11,213
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 4,064 3,972 4,457 4,430 4,956 4,819 4,787 4,837 4,397 4,902 5,428 7,212 58,261
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 34,473 31,733 35,754 33,842 36,737 34,674 36,552 36,420 34,301 35,703 35,389 38,147 423,725
541 GROCERY STORES 32,889 30,146 33,949 32,170 34,940 32,930 34,790 34,600 32,590 33,897 33,624 35,785 402,310
542 MEAT, FISH (SEAFOOD) MARKETS 441 401 480 432 491 504 508 516 495 485 474 644 5,871
546 RETAIL BAKERIES 467 474 501 500 535 491 477 510 481 530 540 590 6,096
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 13,732 12,863 14,240 14,163 14,912 14,786 15,077 15,348 14,547 14,827 13,685 13,901 172,081
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 7,091 7,354 9,559 8,793 9,831 9,243 9,338 11,030 9,529 10,163 11,353 16,321 119,605
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 696 634 745 715 809 793 738 848 764 874 993 1,483 10,092
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,059 2,163 2,729 2,607 2,897 2,650 2,515 2,763 2,633 2,777 3,023 4,650 33,466
562 WOMEN'S READY TO WEAR 1,699 1,812 2,351 2,225 2,427 2,199 2,103 2,335 2,267 2,361 2,492 3,566 27,837
565 FAMILY CLOTHING STORES 2,495 2,550 3,406 3,153 3,550 3,415 3,598 4,212 3,565 3,977 4,711 6,705 45,337
566 SHOE STORES 1,238 1,382 1,840 1,608 1,827 1,712 1,715 2,129 1,648 1,637 1,723 2,304 20,763
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 19,127 18,914 21,164 20,888 22,430 21,633 22,431 23,049 21,103 21,763 20,375 21,247 254,124
5812 EATING PLACES 18,066 17,905 20,053 19,787 21,278 20,531 21,245 21,827 19,985 20,568 19,261 20,123 240,629
5812 pt. RESTAURANTS, LUNCHROOMS, CAFETERIAS 10,110 10,047 11,148 10,839 11,581 10,972 11,674 12,182 11,040 11,391 10,662 11,199 132,845
5812 pt. REFRESHMENT PLACES 7,683 7,639 8,666 8,664 9,389 9,160 9,293 9,358 8,496 8,787 8,250 8,539 103,924
5813 DRINKING PLACES (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) 1,061 1,009 1,111 1,101 1,152 1,102 1,186 1,222 1,118 1,195 1,114 1,124 13,495
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 7,889 7,614 8,328 7,884 8,299 7,967 8,064 7,997 7,930 8,310 8,148 10,392 98,822
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,710 1,624 1,856 1,820 2,064 2,004 2,099 2,081 1,892 2,049 2,079 2,814 24,092
596 NONSTORE RETAILERS (2) 6,516 6,339 7,369 7,203 7,049 6,909 6,959 6,625 7,597 8,419 8,670 10,269 89,924
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 4,719 4,266 5,237 5,174 4,991 4,860 4,855 4,800 5,672 6,289 6,656 8,368 65,887
598 FUEL DEALERS 2,716 2,045 1,716 1,408 1,127 930 932 992 1,111 1,395 1,600 2,131 18,103
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 44,520 44,748 52,441 50,074 55,309 53,164 53,080 58,284 52,398 56,508 65,939 96,780 683,245
594 MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES 6,250 6,156 6,528 6,502 7,160 6,987 6,901 7,589 6,972 7,098 8,908 17,022 94,073
  ADJUSTED (5)                          
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 214,362 216,017 216,289 215,573 212,634 216,262 218,834 220,112 220,354 219,836 220,905 221,753 NA
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 162,282 163,115 163,459 163,390 162,434 164,128 165,507 166,177 166,879 166,858 167,307 167,455 NA
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 86,774 88,195 88,320 87,688 85,152 87,931 89,284 90,069 90,005 89,580 90,469 91,348 NA
52 BUILDING MATERIALS, GROUP STORES 12,009 12,273 12,402 12,255 12,200 12,353 12,393 12,384 12,568 12,603 12,551 12,706 NA
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS SUPPLY STORES 8,957 9,221 9,390 9,321 9,389 9,275 9,362 9,307 9,454 9,490 9,478 9,607 NA
525 HARDWARE STORES 1,194 1,170 1,132 1,140 1,143 1,168 1,191 1,195 1,197 1,208 1,161 1,116 NA
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 52,080 52,902 52,830 52,183 50,200 52,134 53,327 53,935 53,475 52,978 53,598 54,298 NA
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE AND MISC AUTO DEALERS 49,067 49,910 49,798 49,193 47,232 49,085 50,257 50,787 50,424 49,934 50,566 51,270 NA
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 3,013 2,992 3,032 2,990 2,968 3,049 3,070 3,148 3,051 3,044 3,032 3,028 NA
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 11,143 11,375 11,429 11,542 11,571 11,613 11,653 11,833 11,813 11,897 12,033 12,180 NA
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 5,471 5,505 5,524 5,576 5,633 5,641 5,631 5,758 5,718 5,755 5,829 5,928 NA
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 4,753 4,931 4,957 5,044 5,008 5,038 5,093 5,124 5,139 5,154 5,224 5,235 NA
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 127,588 127,822 127,969 127,885 127,482 128,331 129,550 130,043 130,349 130,256 130,436 130,405 NA
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 27,054 27,002 26,911 27,025 27,044 27,279 27,710 27,857 27,652 27,995 28,039 27,966 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 21,251 21,189 21,161 21,276 21,309 21,504 21,799 21,971 21,824 22,168 22,215 22,197 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 21,615 21,649 21,561 21,728 21,733 22,004 22,312 22,454 22,304 22,662 22,669 22,671 NA
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 4,452 4,419 4,381 4,458 4,447 4,464 4,493 4,544 4,525 4,603 4,596 4,552 NA
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 13,494 13,619 13,635 13,735 13,727 13,938 14,168 14,297 14,188 14,442 14,495 14,537 NA
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 3,669 3,611 3,545 3,535 3,559 3,602 3,651 3,613 3,591 3,617 3,578 3,582 NA
533 VARIETY STORES 930 945 932 897 881 917 956 1,025 996 945 938 912 NA
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 4,873 4,868 4,818 4,852 4,854 4,858 4,955 4,861 4,832 4,882 4,886 4,857 NA
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 35,196 35,159 35,317 35,234 35,091 35,067 35,262 35,482 35,416 35,501 35,628 35,475 NA
541 GROCERY STORES 33,424 33,384 33,546 33,476 33,340 33,296 33,484 33,658 33,598 33,695 33,827 33,664 NA
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 14,609 14,684 14,726 14,364 14,041 14,136 14,183 14,304 14,503 14,339 14,360 14,084 NA
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 9,800 9,768 9,710 9,680 9,738 9,906 10,043 10,132 10,114 10,109 10,199 10,332 NA
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 834 835 819 799 821 827 856 862 857 863 860 869 NA
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,828 2,816 2,782 2,724 2,700 2,760 2,776 2,782 2,822 2,780 2,823 2,897 NA
566 SHOE STORES 1,687 1,756 1,710 1,707 1,698 1,731 1,732 1,735 1,735 1,738 1,758 1,799 NA
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 20,858 20,899 20,954 21,014 21,002 21,167 21,383 21,501 21,600 21,378 21,136 21,505 NA
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 7,985 8,091 8,101 8,128 8,128 8,213 8,296 8,244 8,409 8,310 8,479 8,442 NA
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,945 1,947 1,964 1,965 1,979 2,045 2,024 2,011 2,017 2,059 2,060 2,054 NA
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 4,983 5,127 5,388 5,516 5,503 5,580 5,530 5,505 5,800 5,681 5,607 5,689 NA
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 55,839 55,908 55,794 56,053 56,035 56,640 57,195 57,622 57,511 57,976 58,377 58,348 NA

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