Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses--Total and E-Commerce by Merchandise Line : 2003 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1020):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 25 rows and 16 columns.

In millions of dollars (131,171 represents $131,171,000,000), except as indicated. Represents North American Industry Classification System code 454110 which comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing all types of merchandise using non-store means, such as catalogs, toll free telephone numbers, or electronic media, such as interactive television or computer. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in retailing from catalog showrooms of mail-order houses. Covers businesses with and without paid employees. Based on the Annual Retail Survey; see Appendix III


  1. Includes other merchandise such as jewelry, collectibles, souvenirs,
    auto parts and accessories, hardware, and lawn and garden equipment and supplies.
  2. Includes nonmerchandise receipts such as auction commissions, shipping and handling,
    customer training, customer support, and advertising.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.