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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)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 1, 2016
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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