Quarterly Business Review

3rd Quarter, 1999


TABLE 3-A

COUNTY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING

3RD QUARTER, 1998 TO 3RD QUARTER, 1999

($000)

COUNTY

3RD QUARTER, 1998

3RD QUARTER, 1999

PERCENT CHANGE

Adams

$37,234

$41,368

11.1%

Asotin

40,697

37,796

- 7.1

Benton

366,116

416,649

13.8

Chelan

247,247

261,997

6.0

Clallam

178,319

183,743

3.0

Clark

822,031

839,564

2.1

Columbia

5,747

6,740

17.3

Cowlitz

266,869

266,058

- 0.3

Douglas

62,726

67,296

7.3

Ferry

10,299

11,132

8.1

Franklin

144,185

150,649

4.5

Garfield

3,952

3,576

- 9.5

Grant

214,051

196,265

- 8.3

Grays Harbor

177,057

207,551

17.2

Island

131,097

142,121

8.4

Jefferson

71,408

79,005

10.6

King

8,304,281

9,040,020

8.9

Kitsap

557,833

610,439

9.4

Kittitas

98,872

106,710

7.9

Klickitat

31,819

29,608

- 6.9

Lewis

210,037

218,654

4.1

Lincoln

20,947

20,282

- 3.2

Mason

82,331

86,960

5.6

Okanogan

88,952

90,891

2.2

Pacific

58,072

45,359

- 21.9

Pend Orielle

16,185

18,350

13.4

Pierce

1,884,704

2,044,190

8.5

San Juan

80,430

87,521

8.8

Skagit

382,775

417,686

9.1

Skamania

19,106

19,960

4.5

Snohomish

1,795,978

1,925,950

7.2

Spokane

1,299,653

1,370,072

5.4

Stevens

64,936

62,908

- 3.1

Thurston

594,560

642,251

8.0

Wahkiakum

4,678

3,829

- 18.1

Walla Walla

113,406

122,996

8.5

Whatcom

503,978

561,946

11.5

Whitman

87,769

91,624

4.4

Yakima

562,904

530,826

- 5.7

TOTAL

$19,643,241

$21,060,542

7.2%