MERIC NEWS LETTER





Jackson County Sales Near $9 Billion

Jackson County reported $8.8 billion in taxable retail sales in 2005, according to Missouri Department of Revenue statistics, up from $8.6 billion in 2004. The county’s 2005 figures constituted more than 12 percent of all reported taxable sales in Missouri, the second highest amount of taxable retail sales by county in the state.

Steady Rise
Total taxable sales in Jackson County rose nearly two percent from 2004 to 2005. The increase in both percentage and actual dollars has been steadily rising since 2003. 

Total Taxable Sales, Jackson County

Year

Total taxable sales

% change

Numeric change

2005

$8,821,748,734

1.93

$166,785,049

2004

$8,654,963,685

1.59

$135,320,344

2003

$8,519,643,341

1.22

$102,389,040

2002

$8,417,254,301

-0.74

-$63,114,846

2001

$8,480,369,147

1.57

$131,340,149

2000

$8,349,028,998

0.30

$24,703,072

1999

$8,324,325,926

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Further, second quarter 2006 data show the county is on track to shatter 2005’s record.

Taxable sales, Jackson County 2005 and 2006   
    2005    
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Year total
$2,077,318,734 $2,201,486,391 $2,181,324,219 $2,361,619,391 $8,821,748,734
    2006    
$2,158,313,869 $2,266,843,547      

Total taxable sales have been rising steadily in Missouri as a whole. In 2005, total taxable sales for the state increased 4.9 percent to total $72.8 billion. That figure was $69.4 billion in 2004, $66.3 billion in 2003 and $65.0 billion in 2002.

Analysis by Industry
Analysis of sales data for Jackson County reveals that the number one industry by taxable sales was miscellaneous retail, at almost $2 billion; followed by general merchandise, at $1.1 billion; and food stores, at $980 million. 

Top 25 Industries by Taxable Retail Sales, Jackson County, 2005

MISCELLANEOUS RETAIL

$1,186,394,790

GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES

$1,103,780,713

FOOD STORES

$979,624,460

EATING AND DRINKING PLACES

$963,026,959

FURNITURE, HOME FURNISHINGS AND EQUIP.

$553,289,284

WHOLESALE TRADE - DURABLE GOODS

$467,853,391

COMMUNICATION

$445,549,949

BUILDING MATL, HDWE, GDN SUPPLY

$368,484,008

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS AND GASOLINE SVCS

$328,935,615

ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY SERVICES

$292,598,024

APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES

$241,690,953

BUSINESS SERVICES

$237,704,695

HOTELS, ROOMING HOUSES, CAMPS/OTHER

$220,558,286

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

$218,403,731

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR, SERVICES

$127,173,766

AMUSEMENT/RECREATION SERVICES

$91,842,197

WHOLESALE TRADE - NONDURABLE GOODS

$79,984,052

PRINTING, PUBLISHING, AND ALLIED INDUS.

$61,843,687

STONE, CLAY, GLASS AND CONCRETE PRODS.

$58,615,815

CONSTRUCTION - SP. TRADE CONTRACTING

$56,968,162

PERSONAL SERVICES

$51,943,261

MACHINERY, EXCEPT ELECTRICAL

$41,329,992

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING INDUSTR.

$37,440,731

ELECT/ELECTRONIC MACHINERY, EQUIP.

$33,474,431

MOTION PICTURES

$29,896,046

MEASUR., ANALY., CONTROL INSTRUMENTS/ PHOTO, MED., OPTICAL/WATCHES & CLOCKS

$29,572,777

Source: Missouri Department of Revenue, Public Taxable Sales Reports 1999-2006

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