Quarterly Business Review

Calendar Year, 1997


TABLE 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
CALENDAR 1996 TO CALENDAR 1997
($000)

Percent

County

Calendar 1996

Calendar 1997

Change
Adams $152,224 $148,706 -2.3%
Asotin 121,543 127,634 5.0
Benton 1,306,825 1,377,284 5.4
Chelan 799,385 898,096 12.3
Clallam 543,869 578,530 6.4
Clark 2,774,311 2,951,926 6.4
Columbia 24,655 22,605 -8.3
Cowlitz 942,198 948,446 0.7
Douglas 216,913 228,439 5.3
Ferry 37,132 35,133 -5.4
Franklin 525,811 552,615 5.1
Garfield 13,921 15,554 11.7
Grant 663,874 707,333 6.5
Grays Harbor 582,033 597,857 2.7
Island 399,106 432,605 8.4
Jefferson 211,564 226,388 7.0
King 26,402,587 29,154,617 10.4
Kitsap 1,836,199 1,958,347 6.7
Kittitas 341,400 367,736 7.7
Klickitat 95,018 112,429 18.3
Lewis 736,901 737,620 0.1
Lincoln 72,691 66,039 -9.2
Mason 267,802 289,358 8.0
Okanogan 295,681 298,487 0.9
Pacific 138,301 132,643 -4.1
Pend Oreille 58,307 57,377 -1.6
Pierce 6,140,053 6,580,323 7.2
San Juan 175,728 203,014 15.5
Skagit 1,155,485 1,282,343 11.0
Skamania 49,909 49,247 -1.3
Snohomish 5,559,489 6,407,807 15.3
Spokane 4,589,502 4,777,048 4.1
Stevens 212,258 234,429 10.4
Thurston 1,950,403 2,039,596 4.6
Wahkiakum 12,749 12,907 1.2
Walla Walla 413,009 414,470 0.4
Whatcom 1,734,849 1,881,217 8.4
Whitman 318,736 329,336 3.3
Yakima 1,935,175 2,112,094 9.1
TOTAL $63,807,596 $69,347,635 8.7%

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