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Table 1: Number of Businesses Bought & Sold by Major Industry and Relative Share of Ownership Change as a Percentage of the Total Businesses by Industry


INDUSTRY 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 42 55 58 78 87 94
18.8% 19.1%
Mining 98 118 108 117 115 123
14.7% 15.9%
Construction 170 239 240 299 354 413
15.5% 17.5%
Manufacturing 71 82 87 97 112 109
20.3% 19.0%
Transportation, Communications, & Public Utilities 107 110 114 132 141 160
13.5% 15.3%
Wholesale Trade 131 175 157 193 193 194
15.8% 16.1%
Retail Trade 598 804 777 887 978 1054
25.8% 27.5%
Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate 105 127 123 151 171 177
12.6% 13.0%
Services 599 768 784 918 1041 1136
18.1% 19.2%
Public Administration 2 2 8 10 14 15
1.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 1,923 3,037 2,426 3,306 3,526 3,743
18.9% 18.3%


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