TABLE 1. STATEWIDE TAXABLE SALES, BY TYPE OF BUSINESS, SECOND QUARTER 1999
   
    Taxable transactions Per capita
  Number of     Percent change taxable transactions a/
Type of business permits on Amount Percent from    
  July 1 1999 (in thousands) of total year to year 1998 1999
                       
Retail Stores                      
Women's apparel 10,089   $853,656   .87   8.7   23.45   25.08
Men's apparel 3,813   473,034   .48   11.3   12.69   13.90
Family apparel 12,384   902,097   .92   -28.4   37.60   26.50
Shoes 4,745   490,995   .50   1.2   14.48   14.43
Apparel stores group 31,031   2,719,782   2.77   -7.9   88.21   79.91
                       
General merchandise stores 9,658   8,673,703   8.85   13.5   228.23   254.84
Drug stores 4,366   1,277,044   1.30   4.0   36.67   37.52
General merchandise group 14,024   9,950,747   10.15   12.1   264.90   292.36
                       
Gifts, art goods, and novelties 12,472   380,372   .39   9.3   10.39   11.18
Sporting goods 6,866   730,603   .75   4.6   20.85   21.47
Florists 5,513   227,421   .23   5.8   6.41   6.68
Photographic equipment and supplies 1,491   121,777   .12   -41.3   6.19   3.58
Musical instruments 3,089   400,007   .41   3.8   11.50   11.75
Stationery and books 9,402   890,049   .91   0.7   26.38   26.15
Jewelry 8,278   411,833   .42   15.0   10.69   12.10
Office, store, and school supplies 15,557   3,246,448   3.31   18.5   81.76   95.38
Other specialties 102,614   3,184,603   3.25   15.0   82.70   93.57
Specialty stores group 165,282   9,593,113   9.78   11.5   256.89   281.85
                       
Food stores selling all types of liquor 5,410   2,734,018   2.79   2.4   79.71   80.33
All other food stores 19,042   1,429,399   1.46   15.3   37.02   42.00
Food stores group 24,452   4,163,417   4.25   6.5   116.74   122.32
                       
Eating places: no alcoholic beverages 44,220   3,586,959   3.66   6.4   100.67   105.39
Eating places: beer and wine 19,285   2,096,831   2.14   8.6   57.67   61.61
Eating and drinking: all types of liquor 10,765   2,480,083   2.53   8.2   68.44   72.87
Eating and drinking group 74,270   8,163,873   8.33   7.5   226.78   239.86
                       
Household and home furnishings 23,100   1,869,515   1.91   15.5   48.32   54.93
Household appliance dealers 3,922   959,403   .98   7.3   26.71   28.19
Household group 27,022   2,828,918   2.88   12.6   75.03   83.12
                       
Lumber and building materials 3,778   3,684,499   3.76   19.9   91.72   108.25
Hardware stores 2,221   649,860   .66   9.4   17.74   19.09
Plumbing and electrical supplies 1,766   581,244   .59   12.2   15.47   17.08
Paint, glass, and wallpaper 1,658   242,449   .25   10.3   6.56   7.12
Building material group 9,423   5,158,052   5.26   17.1   131.49   151.55
                       
New motor vehicle dealers 2,460   10,019,288   10.22   13.1   264.40   294.37
Used motor vehicle dealers 7,377   1,205,921   1.23   18.0   30.52   35.43
Automotive supplies and parts 12,493   1,163,232   1.19   5.7   32.87   34.18
Service stations 9,298   5,327,063   5.43   21.2   131.26   156.51
Automotive group 31,628   17,715,504   18.07   15.2   459.05   520.49
                       
Packaged liquor stores 4,913   478,968   .49   7.9   13.25   14.07
Second-hand merchandise 8,117   120,685   .12   6.9   3.37   3.55
Farm implement dealers 1,236   599,378   .61   6.9   16.73   17.61
Farm and garden supply stores 3,866   626,497   .64   0.4   18.64   18.41
Fuel and ice dealers 841   97,554   .10   11.1   2.62   2.87
Mobile homes, trailers, and campers 804   243,367   .25   17.1   6.21   7.15
Boat, motorcycle, and plane dealers 2,306   528,299   .54   16.3   13.56   15.52
All other retail stores group 22,083   2,694,748   2.75   8.2   74.38   79.17
                       
Retail Stores Totals 399,215   62,988,154   64.24   11.0   1,693.47   1,850.63
                       
Business and Personal Services 106,202   5,098,419   5.20   7.2   142.01   149.79
                       
All Other Outlets 456,213   29,970,187   30.56   5.2   850.41   880.54
                       
Totals All Outlets 961,630   $98,056,760   100.00   9.0   2,685.89   2,880.97
                       
HISTORICAL DATA                      
Comparable data for retail stores:                      
1994 332,958   45,822,392   64.83   3.7   1,441.41    
1995 337,374   48,240,549   63.81   5.3   1,504.56    
1996 339,587   51,378,140   63.53   6.5   1,586.58    
1997 342,228   53,634,112   63.13   4.4   1,627.40    
1998 345,609   56,721,168   63.05   5.8   1,693.47    
Comparable data for all outlets:                      
1994 979,341   70,682,268       4.0   2,223.41    
1995 983,574   75,596,004       7.0   2,357.73    
1996 974,756   80,866,685       7.0   2,497.20    
1997 965,223   84,956,130       5.1   2,577.79    
1998 954,088   89,961,342       5.9   2,685.89