TABLE 4-A
               CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
          2ND QUARTER, 1995 TO 2ND QUARTER, 1996 ($000)
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                                                         Percent
     City           2nd Quarter, 1995   2nd Quarter, 1996 Change
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     Aberdeen                 $72,480        $67,297      -7.2%
     Auburn                   223,442        230,317       3.1
     Bellevue                 793,686        777,104      -2.1
     Bellingham               282,942        276,053      -2.4
     Bremerton                112,395        117,448       4.5
     Camas                     33,851         35,364       4.5
     Centralia                 53,141         54,053       1.7
     Chehalis                  60,397         60,521       0.2
     Colville                  28,688         28,117      -2.0
     Des Moines                23,573         25,267       7.2
     Edmonds                   74,090         78,414       5.8
     Ellensburg                47,242         47,565       0.7
     Ephrata                   15,840         16,670       5.2
     Everett                  415,602        386,019      -7.1
     Federal Way              219,825        211,794      -3.7
     Fife                      71,559         68,149      -4.8
     Issaquah                 112,543        131,954      17.2
     Kelso                     41,554         41,159      -1.0
     Kennewick                211,794        197,882      -6.6
     Kent                     373,659        415,831      11.3
     Kirkland                 261,311        263,521       0.8
     Lacey                     89,501         92,130       2.9
     Longview                 132,895        131,968      -0.7
     Lynnwood                 303,262        317,060       4.5
     Marysville                68,516         72,080       5.2
     Mercer Island             39,818         34,113     -14.3
     Moses Lake                72,213         82,525      14.3
     Mount Vernon              77,325         79,521       2.8
     Mountlake Terrace         26,092         28,241       8.2
     Oak Harbor                44,027         44,205       0.4
     Olympia                  262,204        252,510      -3.7
     Omak                      23,261         22,490      -3.3
     Pasco                    124,123        123,930      -0.2
     Port Angeles              64,709         61,635      -4.8
     Port Townsend             29,787         30,288       1.7
     Pullman                   51,901         50,389      -2.9
     Puyallup                 195,059        215,294      10.4
     Redmond                  340,080        341,080       0.3
     Renton                   283,535        296,958       4.7
     Richland                  97,212         85,515     -12.0
     SeaTac                   133,301        134,977       1.3
     Seattle                2,336,194      2,383,591       2.0
     Shelton                   34,042         32,161      -5.5
     Spokane                  689,826        672,525      -2.5
     Sunnyside                 41,685         43,441       4.2
     Tacoma                   713,240        690,078      -3.2
     Tukwila                  390,698        397,371       1.7
     Vancouver                288,324        314,235       9.0
     Walla Walla               83,176         82,032      -1.4
     Wenatchee                121,986        119,510      -2.0
     Yakima                   265,422        267,310       0.7
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