Quarterly Business Review

3rd Quarter, 1998


Table 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES
COMPARING 3RD QUARTER, 1997 TO
3RD QUARTER, 1998 ($000)

Percent
County 3rd Quarter, 1997 3rd Quarter, 1998 Change
Adams $40,871 $37,234 -8.9%
Asotin 34,229 40,697 18.9
Benton 360,575 366,116 1.5
Chelan 252,644 247,247 -2.1
Clallam 168,103 178,319 6.1
Clark 775,738 822,031 6.0
Columbia 5,775 5,747 -0.5
Cowlitz 248,311 266,869 7.5
Douglas 64,765 62,726 -3.1
Ferry 11,138 10,299 -7.5
Franklin 147,620 144,185 -2.3
Garfield 3,824 3,952 3.3
Grant 195,764 214,051 9.3
Grays Harbor 168,169 177,057 5.3
Island 118,905 131,097 10.3
Jefferson 66,318 71,408 7.7
King 7,520,529 8,304,281 10.4
Kitsap 511,798 557,833 9.0
Kittitas 108,278 98,872 -8.7
Klickitat 35,294 31,819 -9.8
Lewis 202,759 210,037 3.6
Lincoln 20,313 20,947 3.1
Mason 75,696 82,331 8.8
Okanogan 88,775 88,952 0.2
Pacific 44,409 58,072 30.8
Pend Oreille 17,007 16,185 -4.8
Pierce 1,715,482 1,884,704 9.9
San Juan 69,327 80,430 16.0
Skagit 350,905 382,775 9.1
Skamania 15,701 19,106 21.7
Snohomish 1,673,160 1,795,978 7.3
Spokane 1,269,938 1,299,653 2.3
Stevens 66,435 64,936 -2.3
Thurston 529,822 594,560 12.2
Wahkiakum 3,743 4,678 25.0
Walla Walla 108,409 113,406 4.6
Whatcom 505,034 503,978 -0.2
Whitman 96,444 87,769 -9.0
Yakima 562,997 562,904 0.0
TOTAL $18,255,004 $19,643,241 7.6%