TABLE 1. STATEWIDE TAXABLE SALES, BY TYPE OF BUSINESS, FIRST QUARTER 1999
    Taxable transactions Per capita
  Number of     Percent change taxable transactions a/
Type of business permits on Amount Percent from    
  January 1, 1999 (in thousands) of total year to year 1998 1999
                       
Retail Stores                      
Women's apparel 9,474   $735,681   .84   12.3   19.72   21.78
Men's apparel 3,346   409,740   .47   11.4   11.07   12.13
Family apparel 10,812   837,508   .96   -23.8   33.08   24.80
Shoes 4,366   451,021   .52   3.4   13.13   13.35
Apparel stores group 27,998   2,433,950   2.79   -4.9   76.99   72.07
                       
General merchandise stores 8,346   7,548,311   8.66   13.8   199.60   223.50
Drug stores 4,329   1,231,467   1.41   1.9   36.36   36.46
General merchandise group 12,675   8,779,778   10.07   12.0   235.96   259.96
                       
Gifts, art goods, and novelties 10,647   320,490   .37   10.6   8.72   9.49
Sporting goods 6,414   669,823   .77   6.0   19.02   19.83
Florists 4,962   218,801   .25   6.0   6.21   6.48
Photographic equipment and supplies 1,466   99,490   .11   -48.4   5.80   2.95
Musical instruments 2,810   386,694   .44   3.8   11.21   11.45
Stationery and books 8,662   974,973   1.12   1.0   29.05   28.87
Jewelry 7,567   347,998   .40   8.9   9.62   10.30
Office, store, and school supplies 14,456   3,100,652   3.56   12.0   83.35   91.81
Other specialties 87,779   2,860,024   3.28   15.6   74.44   84.68
Specialty stores group 144,763   8,978,945   10.30   9.2   247.43   265.86
                       
Food stores selling all types of liquor 5,602   2,844,349   3.26   3.0   83.09   84.22
All other food stores 18,987   1,209,036   1.39   8.6   33.50   35.80
Food stores group 24,589   4,053,385   4.65   4.6   116.59   120.02
                       
Eating places: no alcoholic beverages 43,281   3,381,753   3.88   7.2   94.98   100.13
Eating places: beer and wine 19,448   1,950,501   2.24   9.1   53.83   57.75
Eating and drinking: all types of liquor 10,762   2,285,188   2.62   6.3   64.68   67.66
Eating and drinking group 73,491   7,617,442   8.74   7.4   213.48   225.55
                       
Household and home furnishings 20,986   1,720,861   1.97   15.3   44.93   50.95
Household appliance dealers 3,794   940,337   1.08   9.2   25.91   27.84
Household group 24,780   2,661,198   3.05   13.1   70.84   78.80
                       
Lumber and building materials 3,731   2,945,362   3.38   22.3   72.46   87.21
Hardware stores 2,172   538,919   .62   8.1   15.00   15.96
Plumbing and electrical supplies 1,678   535,419   .61   18.3   13.63   15.85
Paint, glass, and wallpaper 1,561   196,406   .23   39.1   4.25   5.82
Building material group 9,142   4,216,106   4.83   20.5   105.34   124.84
                       
New motor vehicle dealers 2,428   9,060,518   10.39   15.2   236.71   268.28
Used motor vehicle dealers 7,225   1,104,100   1.27   24.3   26.73   32.69
Automotive supplies and parts 12,061   1,024,090   1.17   2.2   30.15   30.32
Service stations 9,401   4,195,957   4.81   0.3   125.87   124.24
Automotive group 31,115   15,384,665   17.64   10.4   419.47   455.53
                       
Packaged liquor stores 4,942   427,904   .49   5.4   12.22   12.67
Second-hand merchandise 6,399   115,222   .13   6.9   3.25   3.41
Farm implement dealers 1,225   515,173   .59   18.3   13.10   15.25
Farm and garden supply stores 3,683   393,492   .45   -2.2   12.11   11.65
Fuel and ice dealers 804   117,179   .13   8.8   3.24   3.47
Mobile homes, trailers, and campers 808   204,570   .23   23.0   5.01   6.06
Boat, motorcycle, and plane dealers 2,284   347,872   .40   14.9   9.11   10.30
All other retail stores group 20,145   2,121,412   2.43   10.0   58.04   62.81
                       
Retail Stores Totals 368,698   56,246,881   64.50   9.6   1,544.16   1,665.44
                       
Business and Personal Services 104,934   4,622,875   5.30   7.4   129.54   136.88
                       
All Other Outlets 496,763   26,329,985   30.20   3.1   768.96   779.62
                       
Totals All Outlets 970,395   $87,199,741   100.00   7.4   2,442.65   2,581.94
                       
HISTORICAL DATA                      
Comparable data for retail stores:                      
1994 332,440   42,657,265   65.31   3.7   1,335.04    
1995 338,018   43,596,988   64.59   2.2   1,366.25    
1996 339,596   46,995,596   64.00   7.8   1,458.45    
1997 344,118   49,159,038   63.77   4.6   1,504.71    
1998 346,657   51,306,176   63.22   4.4   1,544.16    
Comparable data for all outlets:                      
1994 992,172   65,316,122       4.3   2,044.20    
1995 998,970   67,493,290       3.3   2,115.11    
1996 992,019   73,430,101       8.8   2,278.81    
1997 986,439   77,084,910       5.0   2,359.50    
1998 973,786   81,159,522       5.3   2,442.65    
TABLE 1. STATEWIDE TAXABLE SALES, BY TYPE OF BUSINESS, FIRST QUARTER 1999