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Book stores (NAICS 451211)
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The top 4 companies accounted for 71% of sales in this industry in 2007.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 12,363 10,860 9,955 -8.3%
Sales ($ Millions) 12,375 15,061 16,775 11.4%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 1,447 1,763 1,819 3.2%
Total employment 121,473 133,484 141,185 5.8%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 1,001 1,387 1,685 21.5%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 102 113 119 5.3%
Sales per $ of payroll 8.6 8.5 9.2 8.0%
Payroll per employee ($) 11,915 13,209 12,882 -2.5%
Employees per establishment 9.8 12.3 14.2 15.4%
Sales per capita ($) 46 52 56 6.4%
Population per establishment 21,555 26,494 30,265 14.2%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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