Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Other general merchandise stores (NAICS 4529)
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The top 4 companies accounted for 83% 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 25,805 31,368 37,321 19.0%
Sales ($ Millions) 110,336 224,482 367,707 63.8%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 8,788 19,234 32,201 67.4%
Total employment 711,963 1,093,961 1,539,020 40.7%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 4,276 7,156 9,853 37.7%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 155 205 239 16.4%
Sales per $ of payroll 12.6 11.7 11.4 -2.2%
Payroll per employee ($) 12,343 17,582 20,923 19.0%
Employees per establishment 27.6 34.9 41.2 18.2%
Sales per capita ($) 414 780 1,220 56.4%
Population per establishment 10,327 9,173 8,073 -12.0%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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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