Quarterly Business Review

2nd Quarter, 1998

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 TABLE 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
2ND QUARTER, 1997 TO 2ND QUARTER, 1998
($000)
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                                                             Percent
 County          2nd Quarter, 1997    2nd Quarter, 1998      Change

 Adams               $40,685                $39,144           -3.8%
 Asotin               33,114                 34,476            4.1
 Benton              344,744                356,901            3.5
 Chelan              229,769                235,191            2.4
 Clallam             137,669                154,776           12.4
 Clark               717,366                805,131           12.2
 Columbia              5,743                  5,990            4.3
 Cowlitz             233,145                256,403           10.0
 Douglas              55,630                 58,591            5.3
 Ferry                 8,751                  7,207          -17.6
 Franklin            147,575                146,613           -0.7
 Garfield              4,495                  3,631          -19.2
 Grant               190,276                200,845            5.6
 Grays Harbor        145,445                156,214            7.4
 Island              107,067                116,375            8.7
 Jefferson            54,003                 58,269            7.9
 King              7,153,706              7,814,293            9.2
 Kitsap              478,530                503,469            5.2
 Kittitas             94,970                 90,290           -4.9
 Klickitat            26,217                 25,360           -3.3
 Lewis               178,395                196,388           10.1
 Lincoln              16,090                 17,143            6.5
 Mason                72,062                 76,291            5.9
 Okanogan             79,465                 79,477            0.0
 Pacific              31,298                 34,273            9.5
 Pend Oreille         13,274                 12,497           -5.9
 Pierce            1,613,617              1,769,042            9.6
 San Juan             50,448                 58,595           16.1
 Skagit              319,614                361,850           13.2
 Skamania             12,058                 13,261           10.0
 Snohomish         1,576,936              1,700,575            7.8
 Spokane           1,184,770              1,239,484            4.6
 Stevens              55,190                 56,466            2.3
 Thurston            511,239                560,019            9.5
 Wahkiakum             2,826                  3,103            9.8
 Walla Walla         106,342                119,909           12.8
 Whatcom             464,041                473,776            2.1
 Whitman              78,658                 76,774           -2.4
 Yakima              539,927                531,629           -1.5

 TOTAL           $17,115,150            $18,449,721            7.8%

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