Leading general merchandise categories in the U.S. 2016, based on sales

Leading general merchandise categories in the United States in 2016, based on sales (in million U.S. dollars)

Leading general merchandise categories in the U.S. 2016, based on sales This statistic depicts the leading general merchandise categories in the United States in 2016, based on sales. In that year, batteries were the leading general merchandise category in the United States with sales of about 2.74 billion U.S. dollars. The total sales accumulated by the general merchandise category in the United States amounted to about 29.18 billion U.S. dollars.
General merchandise

General merchandise is a term used in the retail and wholesale environment. The comprehensive product category found in retail stores includes any non-food or non-grocery products. In broader words, everything not sold in the traditional grocery section. According to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), general merchandise excludes retailing a general line of building and home improvement materials, retailing a general line of grocery items, retailing a general line of used goods, retailing a general line of goods by means of electronic shopping, mail-order, or direct sale.

The leading general merchandise categories were batteries, kitchen storage, and socks in the United States in 2015, based on tracked sales through food, drug and mass merchandise outlets. General merchandise stores generated most of sales in the U.S. retail sector.
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Leading general merchandise categories in the United States in 2016, based on sales (in million U.S. dollars)

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Sales in million U.S. dollars
Batteries2,735.6
Kitchen storage2,650.6
Socks2,250.9
Culinary2,201.3
Baby feeding/care/safety/trav2,181.2
Cleaning tools/mops/brooms2,134.9
Motor Oil1,590.7
Light bulbs1,365.1
Hair accessories1,265.8
Children's art supplies1,123.9
Office products1,037.6
Automobile fluids/antifreeze874.9
Writing instruments829.9
Household plastics687.6
Tights648
Baby gifts/toys/furniture530.2
Bottles529.3
Foil pans497.7
Gloves442.3
Outdoor/lawn fertilizer/weedkiller425.7
Automobile waxes/polishes377.9
Lighters368.3
Water filters/devices352.1
Pool/spa chemicals319.8
Pantyhose/nylons239.1
Flashlights238
Firelog/firestarter/firewood228.5
Coffee filters204.3
Shoe polish and accessories188
Water softeners/treatment180.1
Playing cards122.6
Blank audio/video media78.1
Photography supplies75.4
Toothbrush holders54.7
Vacuum bags/belts53.3
Household lubricants43.8
Matches20.4
Soap dishes17.7
Cloth dye15.2
Sales in million U.S. dollars
Batteries2,735.6
Kitchen storage2,650.6
Socks2,250.9
Culinary2,201.3
Baby feeding/care/safety/trav2,181.2
Cleaning tools/mops/brooms2,134.9
Motor Oil1,590.7
Light bulbs1,365.1
Hair accessories1,265.8
Children's art supplies1,123.9
Office products1,037.6
Automobile fluids/antifreeze874.9
Writing instruments829.9
Household plastics687.6
Tights648
Baby gifts/toys/furniture530.2
Bottles529.3
Foil pans497.7
Gloves442.3
Outdoor/lawn fertilizer/weedkiller425.7
Automobile waxes/polishes377.9
Lighters368.3
Water filters/devices352.1
Pool/spa chemicals319.8
Pantyhose/nylons239.1
Flashlights238
Firelog/firestarter/firewood228.5
Coffee filters204.3
Shoe polish and accessories188
Water softeners/treatment180.1
Playing cards122.6
Blank audio/video media78.1
Photography supplies75.4
Toothbrush holders54.7
Vacuum bags/belts53.3
Household lubricants43.8
Matches20.4
Soap dishes17.7
Cloth dye15.2
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This statistic depicts the leading general merchandise categories in the United States in 2016, based on sales. In that year, batteries were the leading general merchandise category in the United States with sales of about 2.74 billion U.S. dollars. The total sales accumulated by the general merchandise category in the United States amounted to about 29.18 billion U.S. dollars.
General merchandise

General merchandise is a term used in the retail and wholesale environment. The comprehensive product category found in retail stores includes any non-food or non-grocery products. In broader words, everything not sold in the traditional grocery section. According to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), general merchandise excludes retailing a general line of building and home improvement materials, retailing a general line of grocery items, retailing a general line of used goods, retailing a general line of goods by means of electronic shopping, mail-order, or direct sale.

The leading general merchandise categories were batteries, kitchen storage, and socks in the United States in 2015, based on tracked sales through food, drug and mass merchandise outlets. General merchandise stores generated most of sales in the U.S. retail sector.
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