TABLE 3-A

        COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
        1ST QUARTER, 1995 TO 1ST QUARTER, 1996
        ($000)
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                                                                                                                                                               Percent
        County          1st Quarter, 1995   1st Quarter, 1996    Change

 
        Adams           $        29,133    $     30,629          5.1%
        Asotin                   26,550          26,086         -1.7
        Benton                  305,705         276,464         -9.6
        Chelan                  155,771         156,454          0.4
        Clallam                 113,143         119,782          5.9
        Clark                   553,243         627,814         13.5
        Columbia                  5,658           5,018        -11.3
        Cowlitz                 240,991         220,681         -8.4
        Douglas                  39,213          42,429          8.2
        Ferry                     6,421           6,784          5.7
        Franklin                121,738         120,021         -1.4
        Garfield                  2,730           3,077         12.7
        Grant                   134,536         143,942          7.0
        Grays Harbor            125,286         126,863          1.3
        Island                   81,725          84,937          3.9
        Jefferson                44,786          43,235         -3.5
        King                  5,702,270       5,980,420          4.9
        Kitsap                  393,363         407,715          3.6
        Kittitas                 59,444          61,592          3.6
        Klickitat                18,753          18,252         -2.7
        Lewis                   165,150         162,136         -1.8
        Lincoln                  11,163          12,495         11.9
        Mason                    60,398          57,339         -5.1
        Okanogan                 51,216          54,540          6.5
        Pacific                  27,821          26,911         -3.3
        Pend Oreille             11,299          10,833         -4.1
        Pierce                1,384,975       1,383,341         -0.1
        San Juan                 30,624          29,022         -5.2
        Skagit                  241,717         247,434          2.4
        Skamania                  8,650           7,753        -10.4
        Snohomish             1,224,792       1,245,970          1.7
        Spokane                 972,734         989,760          1.8
        Stevens                  44,274          42,850         -3.2
        Thurston                421,268         435,847          3.5
        Wahkiakum                 2,581           2,407         -6.7
        Walla Walla              88,472          92,648          4.7
        Whatcom                 389,963         374,056         -4.1
        Whitman                  62,479          67,141          7.5
        Yakima                  404,527         419,088          3.6
        TOTAL               $13,764,562     $14,163,766          2.9%
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