TABLE 4-A
CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
1ST QUARTER, 1995 TO 1ST QUARTER, 1996 ($000)
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                                                                                                                                                                         Percent
        City            1st Quarter, 1995  1st Quarter, 1996   Change
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        Aberdeen             $   63,004      $   63,696          1.1%
        Auburn                  223,840         225,127          0.6
        Bellevue                714,005         719,094          1.6
        Bremerton               104,406         110,668          6.0
        Camas                    29,962          33,459         11.7
        Centralia                50,826          49,601         -2.4
        Chehalis                 55,422          52,422         -5.4
        Colville                 24,856          24,135         -2.9
        Des Moines               20,527          23,332         13.7
        Edmonds                  73,093          73,634          0.7
        Ellensburg               39,252          39,239         -0.0
        Ephrata                  14,342          13,502         -5.9
        Everett                 386,571         370,560         -4.1
        Federal Way             195,518         214,046          9.5
        Fife                     62,420          62,451          0.0
        Issaquah                 96,926         114,900         18.5
        Kelso                   178,962         175,422         -2.0
        Kent                    341,275         376,761         10.4
        Kirkland                241,573         238,999         -1.1
        Lacey                    82,384          82,428          0.1
        Longview                120,625         297,001          8.0
        Marysville               54,873          68,559         24.9
        Mercer Island            33,270          33,763          1.5
        Moses Lake               59,849          69,016         15.3
        Mount Vernon             69,556          70,340          1.1
        Mountlake Terrace        25,126          28,440         13.2
        Oak Harbor               38,220          41,286          8.0
        Olympia                 216,255         230,664          6.7
        Omak                     17,373          18,734          7.8
        Pasco                   105,024         107,267          2.1
        Port Angeles             55,534          61,427         10.6
        Port Townsend            24,211          22,087         -8.8
        Pullman                  45,807          45,215         -1.3
        Puyallup                167,206         193,685         15.8
        Redmond                 294,616         323,668          9.9
        Renton                  262,003         289,185         10.4
        Richland                 93,859          72,041        -23.2
        Sea Tac                 104,545         123,789         18.4
        Seattle               2,123,246       2,195,902          3.4
        Shelton                  30,936          28,386         -8.2
        Spokane                 586,294         598,949          2.2
        Sunnyside                35,143          38,680         10.1
        Tacoma                  660,131         641,264         -2.9
        Tukwila                 341,836         375,232          9.8
        Vancouver               252,536         303,265         20.1
        Walla Walla              67,440          73,916          9.6
        Wenatchee                97,553         100,346          2.9
        Yakima                  221,540         240,103          8.4