Unadjusted and Adjusted Estimates of Monthly Retail by Kinds of Business:   1998

 

 

[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. 1998 Feb. 1998 Mar. 1998 Apr. 1998 May. 1998 Jun. 1998 Jul. 1998 Aug. 1998 Sep. 1998 Oct. 1998 Nov. 1998 Dec. 1998 TOTAL
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 198,262 194,928 220,258 224,912 236,260 234,703 232,508 231,665 222,124 235,049 233,002 281,922 2,745,593
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 150,177 145,701 162,093 166,488 175,599 171,328 174,250 175,425 166,981 177,078 181,807 228,537 2,075,464
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 79,975 80,370 93,177 95,340 100,165 103,416 97,987 95,667 93,241 97,119 91,508 108,422 1,136,387
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 9,853 9,833 12,456 14,563 15,824 15,747 15,194 14,083 14,306 14,631 12,961 13,119 162,570
521,3,5 BUILDING MATERIALS,SUPPLY STORES, HARDWARE 8,573 8,491 10,498 12,045 12,765 13,135 13,039 12,143 12,368 12,684 11,294 11,208 138,243
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS, SUPPLY STORES 7,611 7,602 9,409 10,746 11,367 11,737 11,708 10,854 11,092 11,399 10,078 9,852 123,455
525 HARDWARE STORES 962 889 1,089 1,299 1,398 1,398 1,331 1,289 1,276 1,285 1,216 1,356 14,788
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 48,085 49,227 58,165 58,424 60,661 63,375 58,258 56,240 55,143 57,971 51,195 53,385 670,129
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE & MISCELLANEOUS AUTO DEALERS 45,421 46,605 55,072 55,226 57,381 59,926 54,729 52,843 51,876 54,516 48,100 50,282 631,977
551,2 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS 43,606 44,367 52,119 51,859 53,733 56,382 51,169 49,847 49,089 51,683 46,014 47,986 597,854
551 MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS - NEW AND USED 39,852 40,132 47,504 47,361 49,271 51,530 46,489 45,206 44,769 46,924 42,055 44,035 545,128
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,664 2,622 3,093 3,198 3,280 3,449 3,529 3,397 3,267 3,455 3,095 3,103 38,152
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 11,599 10,911 11,776 11,198 11,664 11,868 12,254 12,640 12,076 12,468 13,800 18,271 150,525
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 5,439 5,223 5,724 5,625 5,842 5,872 6,060 6,076 5,876 6,230 6,723 7,658 72,348
5712 FURNITURE STORES 3,427 3,251 3,490 3,323 3,489 3,450 3,527 3,534 3,447 3,588 3,826 4,016 42,368
5713 FLOOR COVERING STORES 887 921 1,063 1,124 1,097 1,167 1,172 1,186 1,205 1,270 1,201 1,264 13,557
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 5,224 4,813 5,121 4,680 4,889 5,077 5,295 5,575 5,200 5,233 6,057 8,740 65,904
5722 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE STORES 819 757 838 822 901 975 1,014 932 859 898 909 1,066 10,790
5731 RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRONIC STORES 2,671 2,468 2,553 2,294 2,527 2,525 2,646 2,918 2,582 2,489 3,248 5,150 34,071
5734 COMPUTER AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE STORES 1,734 1,588 1,730 1,564 1,461 1,577 1,635 1,725 1,759 1,846 1,900 2,524 21,043
5941 SPORTING GOODS STORES AND BICYCLE SHOPS 1,397 1,424 1,779 1,846 1,965 2,150 2,002 2,063 1,720 1,622 1,697 2,874 22,539
5942 BOOK STORES 1,476 934 894 865 932 952 893 1,402 1,260 960 993 1,852 13,413
5944 JEWELRY STORES 1,128 1,527 1,250 1,375 1,773 1,542 1,429 1,480 1,386 1,522 1,943 5,287 21,642
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 118,287 114,558 127,081 129,572 136,095 131,287 134,521 135,998 128,883 137,930 141,494 173,500 1,609,206
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 21,861 22,750 25,768 27,278 29,062 27,477 27,055 28,740 26,344 29,096 34,592 49,569 349,592
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 16,993 17,879 20,284 21,581 22,980 21,437 21,126 22,764 20,604 22,790 27,506 40,049 275,993
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 17,329 18,251 20,722 22,069 23,481 21,895 21,566 23,244 21,017 23,249 28,062 40,813 281,698
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 3,006 3,579 4,077 4,190 4,474 3,974 3,910 4,474 4,095 4,385 5,559 9,160 54,883
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 11,658 11,959 13,481 14,570 15,578 14,729 14,491 15,208 13,898 15,347 18,167 25,069 184,155
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 2,665 2,713 3,164 3,309 3,429 3,192 3,165 3,562 3,024 3,517 4,336 6,584 42,660
533 VARIETY STORES 697 779 859 909 944 892 923 919 885 1,045 1,186 1,749 11,787
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 4,171 4,092 4,625 4,788 5,138 5,148 5,006 5,057 4,855 5,261 5,900 7,771 61,812
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 34,955 32,075 35,014 35,538 37,340 35,961 38,039 37,081 35,711 37,126 36,145 40,398 435,383
541 GROCERY STORES 33,330 30,408 33,219 33,605 35,410 34,081 36,120 35,213 33,894 35,220 34,307 37,913 412,720
542 MEAT, FISH (SEAFOOD) MARKETS 441 424 475 532 522 510 541 512 496 502 498 654 6,107
546 RETAIL BAKERIES 486 478 526 538 560 563 554 566 557 614 586 683 6,711
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 12,945 11,982 13,088 13,394 14,366 14,412 14,820 14,393 13,505 13,947 12,943 13,404 163,199
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 7,630 7,924 9,549 10,389 10,414 9,846 10,129 11,432 9,787 10,838 11,890 17,152 126,980
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 728 657 752 866 861 846 790 882 796 917 1,017 1,526 10,638
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,161 2,186 2,605 2,952 3,018 2,738 2,699 2,820 2,663 2,883 3,109 4,806 34,640
562 WOMEN'S READY TO WEAR 1,733 1,778 2,210 2,528 2,536 2,278 2,248 2,357 2,274 2,458 2,571 3,690 28,661
565 FAMILY CLOTHING STORES 2,755 2,857 3,540 3,793 3,865 3,752 4,014 4,485 3,746 4,375 5,110 7,341 49,633
566 SHOE STORES 1,320 1,473 1,721 1,878 1,872 1,763 1,819 2,192 1,645 1,736 1,735 2,364 21,518
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 20,044 19,707 21,898 21,779 23,397 22,725 23,302 23,444 21,955 23,360 21,724 23,075 266,410
5812 EATING PLACES 18,922 18,603 20,683 20,639 22,206 21,560 22,061 22,234 20,812 22,138 20,618 21,912 252,388
5812 pt. RESTAURANTS, LUNCHROOMS, CAFETERIAS 10,550 10,502 11,482 11,301 11,978 11,713 11,996 12,080 11,270 11,961 11,102 11,805 137,740
5812 pt. REFRESHMENT PLACES 8,115 7,826 8,873 8,997 9,790 9,390 9,746 9,816 9,121 9,730 9,119 9,665 110,188
5813 DRINKING PLACES (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) 1,122 1,104 1,215 1,140 1,191 1,165 1,241 1,210 1,143 1,222 1,106 1,163 14,022
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 8,530 8,190 8,715 8,858 8,971 8,785 8,893 8,878 8,719 9,214 9,121 11,466 108,340
592 LIQUOR STORES 1,839 1,761 1,886 1,956 2,135 2,060 2,215 2,129 2,048 2,190 2,192 3,099 25,510
596 NONSTORE RETAILERS (2) 7,107 6,877 8,055 7,653 7,654 7,631 7,741 7,589 8,271 9,290 9,923 11,538 99,329
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 5,453 5,106 6,071 5,705 5,756 5,525 5,689 5,612 6,269 7,008 7,756 9,436 75,386
598 FUEL DEALERS 2,036 1,723 1,675 1,178 939 870 832 825 964 1,183 1,331 1,715 15,271
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 47,647 48,216 53,942 55,921 58,858 56,880 56,872 60,814 55,631 59,939 69,426 103,014 727,160
594 MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES 6,557 6,631 6,849 7,056 7,718 7,689 7,434 8,002 7,424 7,537 9,144 18,022 100,063
  ADJUSTED (5)                          
  RETAIL SALES, TOTAL 222,108 222,574 223,975 226,183 227,791 230,046 228,231 228,078 230,610 233,751 235,251 237,116 NA
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 168,481 169,300 169,697 170,045 171,541 172,551 173,571 174,032 174,625 175,876 177,115 178,122 NA
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 91,443 91,185 92,117 94,050 94,334 96,195 93,746 93,384 95,330 97,530 98,112 99,247 NA
52 BUILDING MATERIALS, GROUP STORES 13,049 13,136 13,110 13,267 13,406 13,441 13,576 13,568 13,680 13,925 14,016 14,301 NA
521,3 BUILDING MATERIALS SUPPLY STORES 9,795 9,860 9,801 10,034 10,095 10,206 10,370 10,337 10,534 10,614 10,744 10,971 NA
525 HARDWARE STORES 1,144 1,179 1,215 1,213 1,216 1,236 1,229 1,256 1,290 1,249 1,257 1,290 NA
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 53,627 53,274 54,278 56,138 56,250 57,495 54,660 54,046 55,985 57,875 58,136 58,994 NA
551,2,5,6,7,9 MOTOR VEHICLE AND MISC AUTO DEALERS 50,637 50,167 51,182 53,000 53,081 54,281 51,437 50,811 52,773 54,625 54,909 55,745 NA
553 AUTO & HOME SUPPLY STORES 2,990 3,107 3,096 3,138 3,169 3,214 3,223 3,235 3,212 3,250 3,227 3,249 NA
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 12,281 12,366 12,310 12,223 12,367 12,462 12,596 12,660 12,589 12,718 12,929 12,966 NA
571 FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHINGS STORES 5,925 5,969 5,925 5,952 5,961 5,992 6,054 5,986 5,972 6,078 6,202 6,303 NA
5722,31,34 HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, RADIO, TV & COMPUTER STORES 5,331 5,384 5,385 5,241 5,378 5,436 5,516 5,631 5,573 5,579 5,714 5,668 NA
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 130,665 131,389 131,858 132,133 133,457 133,851 134,485 134,694 135,280 136,221 137,139 137,869 NA
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 28,163 28,495 28,599 28,760 28,987 29,027 29,005 29,107 29,488 29,602 30,039 29,928 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 22,242 22,574 22,613 22,717 22,957 22,903 22,888 22,971 23,229 23,327 23,610 23,684 NA
531 DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 22,643 23,122 23,082 23,223 23,427 23,392 23,384 23,493 23,647 23,806 24,076 24,110 NA
531 pt. CONVENTIONAL DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 4,568 4,600 4,628 4,559 4,593 4,563 4,605 4,579 4,500 4,544 4,609 4,605 NA
531 pt. DISCOUNT DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 14,591 14,856 14,863 15,067 15,228 15,263 15,270 15,377 15,651 15,724 15,950 15,917 NA
531 pt. NATIONAL CHAIN DEPT. STORES (INCL. LEASED DEPTS.) (1) 3,484 3,666 3,591 3,597 3,606 3,566 3,509 3,537 3,496 3,538 3,517 3,588 NA
533 VARIETY STORES 932 937 942 939 948 955 977 971 993 1,009 1,060 1,049 NA
539 MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 4,989 4,984 5,044 5,104 5,082 5,169 5,140 5,165 5,266 5,266 5,369 5,195 NA
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 35,515 35,566 35,808 35,841 36,067 36,253 36,383 36,500 36,617 36,682 36,825 37,232 NA
541 GROCERY STORES 33,701 33,712 33,932 33,944 34,180 34,356 34,466 34,590 34,692 34,768 34,936 35,334 NA
554 GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS 13,845 13,678 13,451 13,516 13,682 13,700 13,735 13,540 13,478 13,554 13,525 13,594 NA
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 10,380 10,461 10,534 10,494 10,485 10,524 10,675 10,573 10,420 10,681 10,845 10,851 NA
561 MEN'S & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS 867 869 891 881 875 889 893 895 894 896 894 896 NA
562,3 WOMEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALTY STORES 2,932 2,835 2,825 2,874 2,847 2,840 2,918 2,872 2,857 2,886 2,950 2,996 NA
566 SHOE STORES 1,769 1,848 1,800 1,768 1,776 1,768 1,805 1,794 1,750 1,825 1,817 1,825 NA
58 EATING AND DRINKING PLACES 21,576 21,704 21,789 21,845 22,010 22,192 22,108 22,243 22,495 22,658 22,795 23,168 NA
591 DRUG & PROPRIETARY STORES 8,686 8,685 8,759 8,788 8,917 8,955 9,047 9,181 9,236 9,298 9,413 9,391 NA
592 LIQUOR STORES 2,066 2,109 2,070 2,063 2,081 2,083 2,100 2,140 2,151 2,162 2,203 2,234 NA
5961 TOTAL MAIL ORDER (3) 5,870 6,000 6,065 6,050 6,424 6,118 6,378 6,356 6,417 6,537 6,556 6,599 NA
53,56,57,594 GAF, TOTAL (4) 58,990 59,600 59,735 59,768 60,219 60,444 60,657 60,754 60,924 61,422 62,241 62,054 NA

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