Quarterly Business Review

4th Quarter, 1998


TABLE 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING

4TH QUARTER, 1997 TO 4TH QUARTER, 1998

($000)

Percent

County

4th Quarter, 1997

4th Quarter, 1998

Change

Adams

$34,800

$31,294

-10.1%

Asotin

33,472

38,503

15.0

Benton

384,441

393,248

2.3

Chelan

243,936

233,425

-4.3

Clallam

158,097

160,601

1.6

Clark

809,828

848,138

4.7

Columbia

5,936

7,198

21.3

Cowlitz

256,162

251,841

-1.7

Douglas

65,700

61,582

-6.3

Ferry

9,065

9,223

1.7

Franklin

137,362

133,594

-2.7

Garfield

4,401

3,262

-25.9

Grant

178,980

192,937

7.8

Grays Harbor

153,937

177,270

15.2

Island

116,477

121,696

4.5

Jefferson

59,623

60,179

0.9

King

7,938,069

8,456,929

6.5

Kitsap

536,874

559,823

4.3

Kittitas

91,517

102,251

11.7

Klickitat

30,120

29,875

-0.8

Lewis

195,151

207,651

6.4

Lincoln

16,899

19,258

14.0

Mason

76,565

71,590

-6.5

Okanogan

77,035

78,231

1.6

Pacific

31,504

30,715

-2.5

Pend Oreille

15,212

12,329

-19.0

Pierce

1,782,362

1,907,723

7.0

San Juan

48,584

54,648

12.5

Skagit

342,451

384,564

12.3

Skamania

12,522

12,103

-3.3

Snohomish

1,746,334

1,891,799

8.3

Spokane

1,299,464

1,328,383

2.2

Stevens

71,199

63,220

-11.2

Thurston

538,779

600,392

11.4

Wahkiakum

3,395

3,791

11.7

Walla Walla

108,265

111,466

3.0

Whatcom

503,943

508,253

0.9

Whitman

82,330

80,947

-1.7

Yakima

568,942

557,702

-2.0

TOTAL

$18,769,733

$19,797,634

5.5%