United States - Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000) by State

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Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000) - (Thousands of USD)
State Value
Alabama 57,344,851
Alaska 9,303,387
Arizona 86,758,801
Arkansas 32,974,282
California 455,032,270
Colorado 65,896,788
Connecticut 52,165,480
Delaware 14,202,083
District of Columbia 3,843,716
Florida 262,341,127
Georgia 117,516,907
Hawaii 17,611,851
Idaho 20,526,631
Illinois 165,450,520
Indiana 78,745,589
Iowa 39,234,649
Kansas 34,538,332
Kentucky 50,405,925
Louisiana 56,543,203
Maine 20,444,031
Maryland 75,664,186
Massachusetts 88,082,966
Michigan 109,102,594
Minnesota 71,384,103
Mississippi 33,751,407
Missouri 76,575,216
Montana 14,686,854
Nebraska 26,486,612
Nevada 37,433,983
New Hampshire 25,353,874
New Jersey 124,813,580
New Mexico 24,469,997
New York 230,718,065
North Carolina 114,578,173
North Dakota 10,527,300
Ohio 138,816,008
Oklahoma 43,095,353
Oregon 50,370,919
Pennsylvania 166,842,778
Rhode Island 12,286,485
South Carolina 54,298,410
South Dakota 12,266,218
Tennessee 77,547,291
Texas 311,334,781
Utah 36,574,240
Vermont 9,310,119
Virginia 105,663,299
Washington 92,968,519
West Virginia 20,538,829
Wisconsin 72,283,321
Wyoming 8,957,553

Value for the US (Thousands of USD): 3,917,663,456

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic Census, 2007. Updated every 5 years. http://www.census.gov/econ/census07


The retail trade sector comprises establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The retailing process is the final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are, therefore, organized to sell merchandise in small quantities to the general public. The 2007 Economic Census classifies businesses according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 2007.

Sales include merchandise sold for cash or credit at retail and wholesale by establishments primarily engaged in retail trade; amounts received from customers for layaway purchases; receipts from rental of vehicles, equipment, instruments, tools, etc.; receipts for delivery, installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, storage, and other services; the total value of service contracts; and gasoline, liquor, tobacco, and other excise taxes which are paid by the manufacturer or wholesaler and passed on to the retailer.

Sales are net after deductions for refunds and allowances for merchandise returned by customers. Trade-in allowances are not deducted from sales. Sales do not include carrying or other credit charges; sales (or other) taxes collected from customers and forwarded to taxing authorities; gross sales and receipts of departments or concessions operated by other companies; and commissions or receipts from the sale of government lottery tickets.

Sales do not include retail sales made by manufacturers, wholesalers, service establishments, or other businesses whose primary activity is other than retail trade. They do include receipts other than from the sale of merchandise at retail, such as service receipts, sales to industrial users, and sales to other retailers by establishments primarily engaged in retail trade.

Scope and Methodology:

The 2007 Economic Census measured activity during calendar year 2007. Large- and medium-size firms, including all firms known to operate more than one establishment, and a sample of small employers were sent questionnaires to be completed and returned to the Census Bureau by mail or electronically. Most very small firms were not sent a form, and data from existing administrative records of other Federal agencies were used instead.

These data exclude governmental establishments except for retail liquor stores (NAICS 44531).

These data include only establishments with paid employees.

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