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Sales tax revenues increasing

Taxable retail sales increased 5.1 percent to $109.1 billion during calendar year 2012 compared to 2011, the Washington State Department of Revenue reported today.

Retail trade, a subset of all sales that excludes non-retail sectors such as construction and services, rose 5.3 percent to $50.5 billion.

Among major industries, construction was up 7.6 percent to $16.7 billion, accommodations and food services increased 6.3 percent to $12.6 billion, motor vehicles and parts rose 11.6 percent to $11.4 billion, and general merchandise stores were up 2.5 percent to $10.3 billion.

In Kitsap County, all taxable sales increased 3.2 percent. Sales went from $3.043 million in 2011 to $3.140 million in 2011.

For retail sales only, the increase was 3.69 percent. Sales went from $1.635 million in 20111 to $1.695 million in  2012.

Results for the most populous counties:

 

Taxable retail sales

% change

Retail trade

% change

King

$43.0 billion

6.5%

$17.6 billion

5.3%

Pierce

$11.1 billion

5.3%

$5.8 billion

5.6%

Snohomish

$10.3 billion

6.2%

$5.6 billion

7.1%

Spokane

$7.1 billion

3.2%

$3.6 billion

4.7%

Clark

$4.5 billion

6.2%

$2.1 billion

5.8%

 

Results for cities with the most sales:

 

Taxable retail sales

% change

Retail trade

% change

Seattle

$17.2 billion

9.0%

$5.6 billion

3.5%

Bellevue

$5.1 billion

5.3%

$2.6 million

9.4%

Tacoma

$4.0 billion

5.8%

$2.1 billion

4.5%

Spokane

$3.9 billion

6.9%

$1.9 billion

5.2%

Vancouver

$2.5 billion

5.8%

$1.1 billion

4.9%

 

 

 

 

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