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Retail sales dip in Spokane County in second quarter

Retail sales in Spokane County took a dip in the second quarter, while sales fared better in Western Washington metro areas.

Taxable retail sales in the county totaled $1.7 billion for April through June, down 2.7 percent from the second quarter of 2009, the Washington State Department of Revenue said today.

By comparison, sales were down 1.8 percent in King County and up slightly in Pierce, Snohomish and Clark counties, the agency said.

Just looking at store sales – the mall and main street trade – taxable sales for the quarter were $841 million in Spokane County. That was unchanged from the same quarter last year.

In the city of Spokane, total retail sales were $918 million, down 3.5 percent. Store sales were down 0.3 percent, to $448 million, the revenue department reported.

Scott Maben
Scott Maben joined The Spokesman-Review in 2006. He currently is the Business Editor.

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