Jewelry-Only Sales Post Five-Year Gain

Sales at jewelry-only stores for the years 1998 through 2002 show a positive result overall. According to JCK‘s analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Monthly Retail Sales division, jewelry sales in 1998 rose 8.84% and contracted only in 2001 when sales dipped –2.2%. Over the full five-year period, sales rose 21%.

Five Years of Sales at Jewelry-Only Stores

Year Sales Annual Change
Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s Monthly Retail Sales
1998 $21.6 billion +8.84%
1999 $24.1 billion +11.6%
2000 $25.3 billion +5%
2001 $24.8 billion -2.2%
2002 $26.0 billion +4.8%
Net Change +20%