Bellevue's taxable retail sales grow 10.1 percent in 2014 first quarter

Bellevue ranked just below Seattle for the top five Washington cities with the most taxable retail sales recorded in the first quarter of 2014.

The Washington Department of Revenue reports taxable retail sales were up 4.9 percent statewide over last year's first quarter. Bellevue reported $1.3 billion in taxable retail sales in this year's first quarter - a 10.1 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Seattle reported a 7.8-percent increase over last year's figure, at $4.4 billion in taxable retail sales.

Seattle and Bellevue were the only King County cities to make the WDOR's top-five list for most sales. King County reported $10.9 billion in taxable retail sales in the first quarter of 2014, a 6.6-percent increase.

Other cities that made the top sales list were Tacoma, Spokane and Vancouver.


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