Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

General merchandise stores (NAICS 452)
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The top 4 companies accounted for 73% 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 36,171 40,723 45,855 12.6%
Sales ($ Millions) 330,444 445,225 577,098 29.6%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 30,871 42,647 54,414 27.6%
Total employment 2,507,540 2,524,729 2,763,474 9.5%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 9,136 10,933 12,585 15.1%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 132 176 209 18.4%
Sales per $ of payroll 10.7 10.4 10.6 1.6%
Payroll per employee ($) 12,311 16,892 19,690 16.6%
Employees per establishment 69.3 62.0 60.3 -2.8%
Sales per capita ($) 1,240 1,547 1,915 23.8%
Population per establishment 7,368 7,065 6,571 -7.0%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
Data in this Snapshot include only establishments with paid employees. See Industry Snapshot FAQs .
All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
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United States
SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 6, columns 1 and 2