Quarterly Business Review

Calendar Year, 1997

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                                 TABLE 4-A
                      CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
                    CALENDAR 1996 TO CALENDAR 1997 ($000)
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                                                                    Percent
         City            Calendar 1996          Calendar 1997        Change
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        Aberdeen            $  282,742           $   291,543           3.1%
        Auburn                 956,025             1,010,662           5.7
        Bellevue             3,180,896             3,639,643          14.4
        Bellingham           1,123,464             1,211,998           7.9
        Bremerton              477,467               498,779           4.5
        Camas                  137,417               150,498           9.5
        Centralia              219,093               203,593          -7.1
        Chehalis               238,836               258,570           8.3
        Colville               114,488               128,790          12.5
        Des Moines             102,248               114,547          12.0
        Edmonds                327,216               415,270          26.9
        Ellensburg             201,782               236,395          17.2
        Everett              1,624,797             1,947,086          19.8
        Federal Way            908,277               951,185           4.7
        Fife                   285,316               342,537          20.1
        Issaquah               545,087               613,048          12.5
        Kelso                  171,141               179,437           4.8
        Kennewick              810,436               864,240           6.6
        Kent                 1,783,555             2,040,642          14.4
        Kirkland             1,051,231             1,183,614          12.6
        Lacey                  369,644               365,280          -1.2
        Longview               519,874               535,103           2.9
        Lynnwood             1,309,170             1,400,865           7.0
        Marysville             288,958               307,040           6.3
        Mercer Island           140,832              171,964          22.1
        Moses Lake              321,746              341,395           6.1
        Mount Vernon            325,908              365,881          12.3
        Mountlake Terrace       114,528              113,556          -0.8
        Oak Harbor              181,589              196,238           8.1
        Olympia               1,019,616            1,083,243           6.2
        Omak                     91,363               92,289           1.0
        Pasco                   462,825              478,419           3.4
        Port Angeles            250,842              249,042          -0.7
        Port Townsend           107,602              111,752           3.9
        Pullman                 214,673              225,084           4.8
        Puyallup                897,702              991,323          10.4
        Redmond               1,352,519            1,518,458          12.3
        Renton                1,182,195            1,350,937          14.3
        Richland                340,993              338,740          -0.7
        SeaTac                  576,612              612,884           6.3
        Seattle               9,635,375           10,633,522          10.4
        Shelton                 123,951              140,065          13.0
        Spokane               2,721,650            2,803,429           3.0
        Sunnyside               170,769              179,863           5.3
        Tacoma                2,796,282            2,882,735           3.1
        Tukwila               1,567,732            1,524,553          -2.8
        Vancouver             1,297,573            1,604,781          23.7
        Walla Walla             324,560              331,562           2.2
        Wenatchee               472,537              528,411          11.8
        Yakima                1,084,950            1,176,674           8.5
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