Andal Announces 2000 Taxable Sales

NR# 61-A
Date: December 20, 2000
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Andal Announces 2000 Taxable Sales - Third Quarter

Dean Andal, Chairman, State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced today that preliminary statewide calculations for third quarter 2000 taxable sales show a substantial gain over the actual figures for the same quarter a year ago. California businesses are estimated to have completed approximately $110.8 billion in transactions subject to the sales and use tax during the third quarter of year 2000, an increase of about 10.3 percent over the third quarter 1999 final total of $100.5 billion. Recent taxable sales and their year-to-year increases are shown below:

1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr.
Taxable Sales (millions)
1997 77,085 84,956 86,574 92,476
1998 81,160 89,961 91,374 96,364
1999 87,200 98,056 100,450 109,029
2000 98,901 109,758 (est.) 110,755 (est.)
Year-to-Year Increase
1997 5.1% 5.2% 7.1% 7.8%
1998 5.3 5.9 5.5 4.2
1999 7.4 9.0 9.9 13.1
2000 14.6 11.9 (est.) 10.3 (est.)

The growth in third quarter sales figures marked the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. Taxable sales growth continues to reflect the strong growth in both the national and California economies.

It is important to note that these third quarter 2000 figures are preliminary, based on raw sales tax receipts tabulated before adjustments for any late tax returns. Figures for cities and counties will not be available for another three months.

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