Sales tax distribution information for February 2013 shows increases in the construction and wholesale areas, and a decrease in manufacturing in Wyandotte County, as compared to February 2012.
Manufacturing was down 29 percent, while construction was up 37 percent, utilities were up 21 percent, and the wholesale trade was up 5 percent.
In retail, sectors showing gains in a comparison of February 2013 with February 2012 included health and personal care sales, up 70 percent; gasoline stations-convenience stores, up 5 percent; apparel and general merchandise sales, up 44 percent; and miscellaneous store retailers, up 1 percent.
Showing a drop in the same comparison of February 2013 with February 2012 were these retail sectors: motor vehicle parts and dealers, down 17 percent; furniture, electronics and appliances, down 56 percent; building material and garden supplies, down 18 percent; and groceries, down 17 percent.
The total of all categories of sales tax distributions was up 6.5 percent for February 2013 compared to February 2012.
These figures do not include the tourism district, the Legends and Village West area, where the sales tax goes to pay off bonds. The information is from the Kansas Department of Revenue, through the Unified Government’s research office.