TABLE 3-A
                                
              COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
             2ND QUARTER, 1995 TO 2ND QUARTER, 1996
                             ($000)
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County               2nd Quarter, 1995  2nd Quarter, 1996  Change

     Adams                 $   34,998     $   40,427      15.5%
     Asotin                    30,993         31,490       1.6
     Benton                   354,252        326,940      -7.7
     Chelan                   206,411        206,263      -0.1
     Clallam                  137,877        134,413      -2.5
     Clark                    634,761        682,675       7.5
     Columbia                   5,390          6,113      13.4
     Cowlitz                  269,239        237,087     -11.9
     Douglas                   57,646         56,464      -2.1
     Ferry                      9,595          9,569      -0.3
     Franklin                 144,280        141,417      -2.0
     Garfield                   3,442          3,728       8.3
     Grant                    156,708        171,110       9.2
     Grays Harbor             148,601        142,981      -3.8
     Island                    93,095         99,139       6.5
     Jefferson                 54,888         56,967       3.8
     King                   6,322,808      6,464,432       2.2
     Kitsap                   443,049        453,979       2.5
     Kittitas                  71,683         77,815       8.6
     Klickitat                 23,441         23,306      -0.6
     Lewis                    184,686        182,333      -1.3
     Lincoln                   15,011         18,746      24.9
     Mason                     70,774         65,410      -7.6
     Okanogan                  75,057         78,243       4.2
     Pacific                   33,753         35,407       4.9
     Pend Orielle              15,294         12,562     -17.9
     Pierce                 1,529,221      1,524,618      -0.3
     San Juan                  42,388         43,629       2.9
     Skagit                   289,554        287,558      -0.7
     Skamania                  11,755         12,348       5.0
     Snohomish              1,351,076      1,358,659       0.6
     Spokane                1,138,675      1,156,303       1.5
     Stevens                   53,126         50,553      -4.8
     Thurston                 487,594        487,876       0.1
     Wahkiakum                  3,387          2,989     -11.8
     Walla Walla              107,191        105,488      -1.6
     Whatcom                  442,385        440,060      -0.5
     Whitman                   72,856         74,358       2.1
     Yakima                   487,428        485,048      -0.5

     TOTAL                $15,614,368    $15,788,503       1.1%
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