Quarterly Business Review

2nd Quarter, 1997


TABLE 3-A:

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
2ND QUARTER, 1996 TO 2ND QUARTER, 1997
($000)
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                                                          Percent
     County          2nd Quarter, 1996  2nd Quarter, 1997 Change

      Adams               $     40,427   $     40,685       0.6%
     Asotin                    31,490         33,114       5.2
     Benton                   326,940        344,744       5.4
     Chelan                   206,263        229,769      11.4
     Clallam                  134,413        137,669       2.4
     Clark                    682,675        717,366       5.1
     Columbia                   6,113          5,743      -6.1
     Cowlitz                  237,087        233,145      -1.7
     Douglas                   56,464         55,630      -1.5
     Ferry                      9,569          8,751      -8.5
     Franklin                 141,417        147,575       4.4
     Garfield                   3,728          4,495      20.6
     Grant                    171,110        190,276      11.2
     Grays Harbor             142,981        145,445       1.7
     Island                    99,139        107,067       8.0
     Jefferson                 56,967         54,003      -5.2
     King                   6,464,432      7,153,706      10.7
     Kitsap                   453,979        478,530       5.4
     Kittitas                  77,815         94,970      22.0
     Klickitat                 23,306         26,217      12.5
     Lewis                    182,333        178,395      -2.2
     Lincoln                   18,746         16,090     -14.2
     Mason                     65,410         72,062      10.2
     Okanogan                  78,243         79,465       1.6
     Pacific                   35,407         31,298     -11.6
     Pend Oreille              12,562         13,274       5.7
     Pierce                 1,524,618      1,613,617       5.8
     San Juan                  43,629         50,448      15.6
     Skagit                   287,558        319,614      11.1
     Skamania                  12,348         12,058      -2.3
     Snohomish              1,358,659      1,576,936      16.1
     Spokane                1,156,303      1,184,770       2.5
     Stevens                   50,553         55,190       9.2
     Thurston                 487,876        511,239       4.8
     Wahkiakum                  2,989          2,826      -5.5
     Walla Walla              105,488        106,342       0.8
     Whatcom                  440,060        464,041       5.4
     Whitman                   74,358         78,658       5.8
     Yakima                   485,048        539,927      11.3

     TOTAL                $15,788,503    $17,115,150       8.4%
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