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CLIPBOARD : Retail Sales Report

April 30, 1991

Third-quarter 1990 retail sales showed just the smallest signs of a recession beginning to bite in Orange County. Retail activity dropped 0.8% from the previous quarter and was also down 0.7% compared to third quarter 1989. Thirteen cities actually recorded higher retail sales over the 1989 third quarter, with the largest taking place in Fountain Valley. The largest decline, 13%, was recorded in Cypress.

Here's how 1990's third-quarter retail sales compared to 1989's in the cities; the amounts are listed in thousands of dollars:

Retail % Change City 1990 from 1989 Anaheim $401,855 -3.5 Brea 105,912 +15.8 Buena Park 159,975 -8.2 Costa Mesa 427,148 -3.5 Cypress 41,106 -13.0 Dana Point 38,271 +5.5 Fountain Valley 120,386 +62.1 Fullerton 224,758 -5.3 Garden Grove 223,637 -3.0 Huntington Beach 305,445 -10.8 Irvine 251,129 +6.4 Laguna Beach 45,536 -1.8 Laguna Niguel 50,385 N/A La Habra 83,156 +8.5 La Palma 9,185 +11.5 Los Alamitos 29,507 +13.0 Mission Viejo 107,883 -3.7 Newport Beach 188,193 -7.2 Orange 298,153 -2.0 Placentia 46,840 -6.0 San Clemente 47,742 +2.6 San Juan Capistrano 59,473 -2.4 Santa Ana 408,151 -5.8 Seal Beach 25,600 +12.1 Stanton 42,514 +1.2 Tustin 151,915 +11.1 Villa Park 2,620 -1.5 Westminster 175,334 +1.9 Yorba Linda 33,613 +10.1 Unincorporated areas 270,014 -10.6 COUNTY TOTAL $4,375,436 -0.7

\o7 N/A: Information not available.\f7

10-QUARTER TREND FOR COUNTY \o7 (in millions)\f7 1988 (4th Quarter): $4,487,012,000 1989 (4th Quarter): $4,807,073,000 1990 (3rd Quarter): $4,375,436,000 \o7 Source: State Board of Equalization\f7

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