Overview

The Advance Monthly and Monthly Retail Trade Surveys (MARTS and MRTS), the Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS), and the Quarterly E-Commerce Report work together to produce the most comprehensive data available on retail economic activity in the United States. More detailed descriptions of these programs can be found by choosing one of the links to the left. Regular quality control and verification takes place between MARTS, MRTS, and ARTS annually and between these programs and the Economic Census of Retail Trade every five years. Each year when annual data become available, we compare and resolve differences between the data collected on the monthly and annual surveys. We refer to this process as the monthly-to-annual reconciliation. At the same time, we benchmark the monthly estimates using results of the annual survey. ARTS estimates are then benchmarked to data maintained by the Economic Census of Retail Trade. This process of benchmarking retail data over all four programs ensures consistency in our estimates. The Business Expenses Supplement is an addition to the 2007 Annual Retail Trade Survey. Its purpose is to compile statistics on detailed business operating expenses. The United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this program as part of the Economic Census. This coverage was previously part of the predecessor Business Expenses Survey. Detailed expenses are collected every five years.

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Field Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
index Integer number 1
inventories.all department stores Integer number 0
inventories.all other home furnishings stores Integer number 0
inventories.all other merchandise stores Integer number 0
inventories.appliances and other electronics stores Integer number 0
inventories.auto and other motor vehicles Integer number 0
inventories.automobile dealers Integer number 0
inventories.automotive parts and tire stores Integer number 0
inventories.beer, wine, and liquor stores Integer number 0
inventories.book stores Integer number 0
inventories.building materials and garden supplies dealers Integer number 19545
inventories.building supplies dealers Integer number 0
inventories.clothing stores Integer number 22622
inventories.computer and software stores Integer number 0
inventories.discount department stores Integer number 0
inventories.drinking places Integer number 0
inventories.electronic shopping and mail-order houses Integer number 0
inventories.electronics and appliance stores Integer number 0
inventories.family clothing stores Integer number 0
inventories.floor covering stores Integer number 0
inventories.food and beverage stores Integer number 26963
inventories.food services and drinking places Integer number 0
inventories.fuel dealers Integer number 0
inventories.full service restaurants Integer number 0
inventories.furniture and home furnishings stores Integer number 0
inventories.furniture stores Integer number 0
inventories.furniture, home furn, electronics, and appliance stores Integer number 13850
inventories.gafo Integer number 0
inventories.gasoline stations Integer number 0
inventories.general merchandise stores Integer number 43750
inventories.gift, novelty, and souvenir stores Integer number 0
inventories.grocery stores Integer number 0
inventories.hardware stores Integer number 0
inventories.health and personal care stores Integer number 0
inventories.hobby, toy, and game stores Integer number 0
inventories.home furnishings stores Integer number 0
inventories.household appliance stores Integer number 0
inventories.jewelry stores Integer number 0
inventories.limited service eating places Integer number 0
inventories.men's clothing stores Integer number 0
inventories.miscellaneous store retailers Integer number 0
inventories.motor vehicle and parts dealers Integer number 62619
inventories.new car dealers Integer number 0
inventories.non-discount department stores Integer number 0
inventories.non-leased department stores Integer number 33798
inventories.nonstore retailers Integer number 0
inventories.office supplies and stationery stores Integer number 0
inventories.office supplies, stationery, and gift stores Integer number 0
inventories.other clothing stores Integer number 0
inventories.other general merchandise stores Integer number 0
inventories.paint and wallpaper stores Integer number 0
inventories.pharmacies and drug stores Integer number 0
inventories.radio, TV, and electronics stores Integer number 0
inventories.retail trade Integer number 235509
inventories.retail trade and food services Integer number 0
inventories.retail trade and food services, ex auto Integer number 0
inventories.retail trade, ex auto Integer number 172890
inventories.shoe stores Integer number 0
inventories.sporting goods stores Integer number 0
inventories.sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores Integer number 0
inventories.supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores Integer number 0
inventories.used car dealers Integer number 0
inventories.used merchandise stores Integer number 0
inventories.warehouse clubs and superstores Integer number 0
inventories.women's clothing stores Integer number 0
month Integer number 1
month name String "Jan"
period String "Jan1992"
ratio.all department stores Integer number 0
ratio.all other home furnishings stores Integer number 0
ratio.all other merchandise stores Integer number 0
ratio.appliances and other electronics stores Integer number 0
ratio.auto and other motor vehicles Integer number 0
ratio.automobile dealers Integer number 0
ratio.automotive parts and tire stores Integer number 0
ratio.beer, wine, and liquor stores Integer number 0
ratio.book stores Integer number 0
ratio.building materials and garden supplies dealers Real number 2.18
ratio.building supplies dealers Integer number 0
ratio.clothing stores Real number 3.26
ratio.computer and software stores Integer number 0
ratio.discount department stores Integer number 0
ratio.drinking places Integer number 0
ratio.electronic shopping and mail-order houses Integer number 0
ratio.electronics and appliance stores Integer number 0
ratio.family clothing stores Integer number 0
ratio.floor covering stores Integer number 0
ratio.food and beverage stores Real number 0.91
ratio.food services and drinking places Integer number 0
ratio.fuel dealers Integer number 0
ratio.full service restaurants Integer number 0
ratio.furniture and home furnishings stores Integer number 0
ratio.furniture stores Integer number 0
ratio.furniture, home furn, electronics, and appliance stores Real number 1.95
ratio.gafo Integer number 0
ratio.gasoline stations Integer number 0
ratio.general merchandise stores Real number 2.92
ratio.gift, novelty, and souvenir stores Integer number 0
ratio.grocery stores Integer number 0
ratio.hardware stores Integer number 0
ratio.health and personal care stores Integer number 0
ratio.hobby, toy, and game stores Integer number 0
ratio.home furnishings stores Integer number 0
ratio.household appliance stores Integer number 0
ratio.jewelry stores Integer number 0
ratio.limited service eating places Integer number 0
ratio.men's clothing stores Integer number 0
ratio.miscellaneous store retailers Integer number 0
ratio.motor vehicle and parts dealers Real number 2.1
ratio.new car dealers Integer number 0
ratio.non-discount department stores Integer number 0
ratio.non-leased department stores Real number 3.28
ratio.nonstore retailers Integer number 0
ratio.office supplies and stationery stores Integer number 0
ratio.office supplies, stationery, and gift stores Integer number 0
ratio.other clothing stores Integer number 0
ratio.other general merchandise stores Integer number 0
ratio.paint and wallpaper stores Integer number 0
ratio.pharmacies and drug stores Integer number 0
ratio.radio, TV, and electronics stores Integer number 0
ratio.retail trade Real number 1.8
ratio.retail trade and food services Integer number 0
ratio.retail trade and food services, ex auto Integer number 0
ratio.retail trade, ex auto Real number 1.71
ratio.shoe stores Integer number 0
ratio.sporting goods stores Integer number 0
ratio.sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores Integer number 0
ratio.supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores Integer number 0
ratio.used car dealers Integer number 0
ratio.used merchandise stores Integer number 0
ratio.warehouse clubs and superstores Integer number 0
ratio.women's clothing stores Integer number 0
sales.all department stores Integer number 10560
sales.all other home furnishings stores Integer number 0
sales.all other merchandise stores Integer number 2111
sales.appliances and other electronics stores Integer number 2142
sales.auto and other motor vehicles Integer number 26788
sales.automobile dealers Integer number 25800
sales.automotive parts and tire stores Integer number 3023
sales.beer, wine, and liquor stores Integer number 1509
sales.book stores Integer number 790
sales.building materials and garden supplies dealers Integer number 8964
sales.building supplies dealers Integer number 7637
sales.clothing stores Integer number 4852
sales.computer and software stores Integer number 933
sales.discount department stores Integer number 5601
sales.drinking places Integer number 1049
sales.electronic shopping and mail-order houses Integer number 2692
sales.electronics and appliance stores Integer number 3241
sales.family clothing stores Integer number 1649
sales.floor covering stores Integer number 728
sales.food and beverage stores Integer number 29589
sales.food services and drinking places Integer number 15693
sales.fuel dealers Integer number 1916
sales.full service restaurants Integer number 6887
sales.furniture and home furnishings stores Integer number 3846
sales.furniture stores Integer number 2392
sales.furniture, home furn, electronics, and appliance stores Integer number 7087
sales.gafo Integer number 33906
sales.gasoline stations Integer number 12099
sales.general merchandise stores Integer number 14996
sales.gift, novelty, and souvenir stores Integer number 658
sales.grocery stores Integer number 27306
sales.hardware stores Integer number 842
sales.health and personal care stores Integer number 7258
sales.hobby, toy, and game stores Integer number 620
sales.home furnishings stores Integer number 1454
sales.household appliance stores Integer number 601
sales.jewelry stores Integer number 796
sales.limited service eating places Integer number 6438
sales.men's clothing stores Integer number 701
sales.miscellaneous store retailers Integer number 3642
sales.motor vehicle and parts dealers Integer number 29811
sales.new car dealers Integer number 24056
sales.non-discount department stores Integer number 4959
sales.non-leased department stores Integer number 10306
sales.nonstore retailers Integer number 6860
sales.office supplies and stationery stores Integer number 788
sales.office supplies, stationery, and gift stores Integer number 1446
sales.other clothing stores Integer number 0
sales.other general merchandise stores Integer number 4690
sales.paint and wallpaper stores Integer number 0
sales.pharmacies and drug stores Integer number 6358
sales.radio, TV, and electronics stores Integer number 1541
sales.retail trade Integer number 130683
sales.retail trade and food services Integer number 146376
sales.retail trade and food services, ex auto Integer number 116565
sales.retail trade, ex auto Integer number 100872
sales.shoe stores Integer number 1206
sales.sporting goods stores Integer number 972
sales.sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores Integer number 3439
sales.supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores Integer number 0
sales.used car dealers Integer number 1744
sales.used merchandise stores Integer number 371
sales.warehouse clubs and superstores Integer number 2579
sales.women's clothing stores Integer number 1873
year Integer number 1992