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32. 1997 Economic Census





1289. U.S. Mail Order Sales

[In millions of dollars (318,500 represents $318,500,000,000 except where noted). Mail order sales represent orders placed by mail, phone, or electronically without the person ordering, coming to the point of sale to place the order, or the seller coming to the office or home of the orderer to take the order or using an agent to collect the order. Excludes orders placed at catalog desks or elsewhere in stores even in response to a catalog but does include products or services delivered in the store as long as the order was placed by mail, phone, or electronically. Statistics are generated independently each year and are not adjusted for any discontinuity of available data]

 
1997 1998
Percent of Percent of Percent of Percent of
Amount Per Amount Per
(mil. dol.) Mail capita General (mil. dol.) Mail capita General
          Category Total order (dol.) GNP Retail merchan- Consumer Total order (dol.) GNP Retail merchandise Consumer
consumers total sales dise sales1 services consumers total sales sales 1 services
 
    Total mail order sales 318,500 (X) 100 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 357,240 (X) 100 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
 
Total products & services
  Products 101,690 60 32 378 1.2 4.0 11.7 (X) 108,910 59 30 403 1.2 4.0 11.5 (X)
    Specialty 85,350 50 27 317 1.0 3.3 9.8 (X) 90,810 49 25 336 1.0 3.3 9.6 (X)
    General merchandise 16,340 10 5 61 0.2 0.6 1.9 (X) 18,100 10 5 67 0.2 0.6 1.9 (X)
  Services 67,800 40 21 252 0.8 (X) (X) 2.0 76,080 41 21 282 0.8 (X) (X) 2.2
    Non-financial 37,840 22 12 141 0.5 (X) (X) 1.2 39,840 22 11 148 0.4 (X) (X) 1.1
    Financial 29,960 18 9 111 0.3 (X) (X) 0.9 36,240 20 10 134 0.4 (X) (X) 1.0
 
Business products & services 85,250 (X) 27 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 104,020 (X) 29 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
 
Charitable contributions 63,700 (X) 20 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 68,230 (X) 19 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)


X Not applicable.
1 Includes apparel, drug, liquor, building materials, hardware, garden supply, mobile home, furniture, home furnishings and equipment.

Source: National Mail Order Association, LLC, Minneapolis, MN, Guide to Mail Order Sales annual(copyright).



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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