Tulsa Retail Sales

Tuesday, November 2nd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Total retail sales (excludes automobile sales) increased to more than $3 billion in the Tulsa area during the first two quarters, up $210.2 million (7.4 percent) from the same period last year. Statewide retail sales increased 5 percent, and 6.9 percent nationwide, during the same period.

General merchandise earned top billing with an incredible $65 million increase during the first half of the year. Changes in other retail sectors were as follows: lumber—up $48.5 million; apparel—up $23.8 million; restaurants—up $18 million; food—up $14.7 million; furniture—up $9.6 million; electronics and computers—up $9.1 million; liquor—up $1.9 million; gasoline—up $1.6 million; prescription drugs—up $1.5 million; and used merchandise—up 875,000. Auto accessories (including automobile repair), down $3.8 million, was the only declining sector.

Increase In Retail Sales By Sector Tulsa MSA
Source: Center for Economic and Management Research

General Merchandise $64,799,242
Lumber & Hardware $48,465,783
Apparel $23,825,509
Eating and Drinking $17,978,011
Food $14,747,077
Furniture $9,548,102
Electronics and Music Stores $9,128,407
Liquor $1,892,209
Gasoline $1,562,514
Prescription Drugs $1,523,427
Used Merchandise $875,928
Auto Accessories and Repair ($3,827,212)