Quarterly Business Review

1st Quarter, 1999


TABLE 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING

1ST QUARTER, 1998 TO 1ST QUARTER, 1999

($000)

County

       1st Quarter, 1998

1st Quarter, 1999

Percent Change

Adams

$30,060

$32,005

6.5%

Asotin

29,072

36,725

26.3

Benton

317,563

337,300

6.2

Chelan

180,480

185,164

2.6

Clallam

134,302

131,634

-2.0

Clark

678,346

693,363

2.2

Columbia

5,170

6,506

25.8

Cowlitz

218,169

228,733

4.8

Douglas

49,237

46,225

-6.1

Ferry

5,765

5,340

-7.4

Franklin

127,090

129,609

2.0

Garfield

3,823

2,833

-25.9

Grant

152,285

152,950

0.4

Grays Harbor

128,712

158,591

23.2

Island

99,771

109,623

9.9

Jefferson

45,332

52,020

14.8

King

6,923,273

7,613,705

10.0

Kitsap

442,896

488,013

10.2

Kittitas

73,928

69,219

-6.4

Klickitat

18,673

22,354

19.7

Lewis

167,832

173,991

3.7

Lincoln

12,960

15,181

17.1

Mason

61,653

61,568

-0.1

Okanogan

56,374

56,682

0.5

Pacific

27,293

25,564

-6.3

Pend Orielle

9,597

9,325

-2.8

Pierce

1,534,587

1,706,248

11.2

San Juan

41,325

49,150

18.9

Skagit

295,431

333,287

12.8

Skamania

8,411

9,526

13.3

Snohomish

1,501,209

1,634,022

8.8

Spokane

1,057,413

1,123,081

6.2

Stevens

45,587

44,736

-1.9

Thurston

465,411

533,182

14.6

Wahkiakum

2,836

3,160

11.4

Walla Walla

92,494

96,584

4.4

Whatcom

407,030

442,501

8.7

Whitman

66,476

68,492

3.0

Yakima

459,100

457,564

-0.3

TOTAL

$15,976,966

$17,345,756

8.6%