TABLE 4-A
               CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
          3RD QUARTER, 1995 TO 3RD QUARTER, 1996 ($000)
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                                                           Percent
City                 3rd Quarter, 1995  3rd Quarter, 1996  Change
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Aberdeen                      $74,871        $74,698      -0.2%
Auburn                        224,494        240,044       6.9
Bellevue                      774,634        809,202       4.5
Bellingham                    282,259        296,144       4.9
Bremerton                     114,768        130,351      13.6
Camas                          32,911         34,660       5.3
Centralia                      53,778         56,092       4.3
Chehalis                       59,911         61,390       2.5
Colville                       29,193         30,020       2.8
Des Moines                     26,716         27,447       2.7
Edmonds                        79,251         82,973       4.7
Ellensburg                     47,505         56,321      18.6
Ephrata                        15,749         18,405      16.9
Everett                       387,003        402,063       3.9
Federal Way                   226,050        231,787       2.5
Fife                           77,297         81,389       5.3
Issaquah                      128,556        147,121      14.4
Kelso                          44,369         43,904      -1.0
Kennewick                     209,826        203,778      -2.9
Kent                          397,702        486,511      22.3
Kirkland                      263,209        280,559       6.6
Lacey                          90,733         95,292       5.0
Longview                      127,702        132,488       3.7
Lynnwood                      324,439        328,734       1.3
Marysville                     67,376         72,012       6.9
Mercer Island                  39,620         36,318      -8.3
Moses Lake                     81,123         86,575       6.7
Mount Vernon                   77,218         90,986      17.8
Mountlake Terrace              25,346         30,167      19.0
Oak Harbor                     45,879         47,354       3.2
Olympia                       263,541        257,507      -2.3
Omak                           23,859         24,121       1.1
Pasco                         114,332        122,393       7.1
Port Angeles                   76,077         68,094     -10.5
Port Townsend                  29,786         30,534       2.5
Pullman                        53,591         61,774      15.3
Puyallup                      204,427        233,383      14.2
Redmond                       360,709        332,902      -7.7
Renton                        279,922        290,675       3.8
Richland                       88,964         92,749       4.3
SeaTac                        171,197        185,933       8.6
Seattle                     2,358,811      2,489,718       5.5
Shelton                        35,002         32,026      -8.5
Spokane                       689,325        700,230       1.6
Sunnyside                      41,787         44,342       6.1
Tacoma                        716,523        726,112       1.3
Tukwila                       394,696        382,788      -3.0
Vancouver                     309,464        329,920       6.6
Walla Walla                    82,173         82,795       0.8
Wenatchee                     120,815        126,913       5.0
Yakima                        264,881        283,050       6.9
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