Quarterly Business Review

1st Quarter, 1998


TABLE 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
1ST QUARTER, 1997 TO 1ST QUARTER, 1998
($000)

Percent

County

1st Quarter, 1997 1st Quarter, 1998 Change
Adams $32,355 $30,060 -7.1%
Asotin 26,819 29,072 8.4
Benton 287,545 317,563 10.4
Chelan 171,766 180,480 5.1
Clallam 115,310 134,302 16.5
Clark 628,714 678,346 7.9
Columbia 5,153 5,170 0.3
Cowlitz 211,110 218,169 3.3
Douglas 42,401 49,237 16.1
Ferry 6,189 5,765 -6.9
Franklin 120,067 127,090 5.8
Garfield 3,083 3,823 24.0
Grant 142,319 152,285 7.0
Grays Harbor 130,321 128,712 -1.2
Island 90,188 99,771 10.6
Jefferson 46,444 45,332 -2.4
King 6,542,324 6,923,273 5.8
Kitsap 431,160 442,896 2.7
Kittitas 72,985 73,928 1.3
Klickitat 20,922 18,673 -10.7
Lewis 162,242 167,832 3.4
Lincoln 12,745 12,960 1.7
Mason 65,123 61,653 -5.3
Okanogan 53,245 56,374 5.9
Pacific 25,431 27,293 7.3
Pend Oreille 11,952 9,597 -19.7
Pierce 1,468,941 1,534,587 4.5
San Juan 34,666 41,325 19.2
Skagit 269,574 295,431 9.6
Skamania 8,973 8,411 -6.3
Snohomish 1,411,404 1,501,209 6.4
Spokane 1,022,879 1,057,413 3.4
Stevens 41,613 45,587 9.5
Thurston 459,757 465,411 1.2
Wahkiakum 3,112 2,836 -8.9
Walla Walla 91,657 92,494 0.9
Whatcom 408,235 407,030 -0.3
Whitman 71,916 66,476 -7.6
Yakima 440,369 459,100 4.3
TOTAL $15,191,009 $15,976,976 5.2%