Thu, Sep 28, 2023
Home Town Debate
Willapa Harbor Herald
Lewis County News
Traveler's Companion
(360) 942-3466 • PO Box 706, Raymond, WA 98577

Taxable retail sales reach $26 billion in first quarter of 2013

Comment   Email   Print
Related Articles

as compared to the same time period a year ago, according to a report released today by the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Retail trade reached $12 billion, an 8.2 percent increase from the first quarter of 2012. Retail trade is a subset of total taxable retail sales, which includes retailers but excludes industries such as services and construction.

Taxable sales rose in many of the state’s major industries:

*Construction increased to $4 billion (16.9 percent)

* Building materials, garden equipment and supplies grew to $1 billion (14.2 percent)

* New and used car sales hit $2.3 billion (11.6 percent)

* General merchandise stores tallied $2.3 billion (7.1 percent)

* Accommodations and food services reached $2.9 billion (4.7 percent)

Taxable retail sales have nearly recovered to first quarter 2008 levels, when they last topped $26 billion dollars.

Editor’s Note: Complete tax statistics for taxable retail sales and retail trade by county and city as well as a breakdown of sales statewide by major industry are posted on Revenue’s website: for all counties and selected cities, including sales breakdowns by industry sector are also online on the Quarterly Business Review page.



Read more from:
WHH - State News
Comment   Email   Print
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: