Retail non-store industries, operating statistics, by province and territory (Nova Scotia)

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Retail non-store industries, operating statistics, by province and territory
(Nova Scotia)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  operating statistics (annual)
  $ thousands
N.S.
Non-store retailers
Total operating revenues 716,226 629,590 695,027 774,665 783,717
Cost of goods sold 599,171 493,608 551,142 638,748 656,379
Total operating expenses 101,976 106,177 116,751 118,140 114,784
Gross margin (%) 16.3 21.6 20.7 17.5 16.2
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses
Total operating revenues 4,255 4,601 6,739 7,108 7,141
Cost of goods sold x x x x 3,447
Total operating expenses 1,568 1,536 2,022 2,854 2,792
Gross margin (%) x x x x 51.7
Vending machine operators and coffee service operators
Total operating revenues 18,803 18,188 17,573 18,455 18,317
Cost of goods sold x x x x 8,194
Total operating expenses 9,671 9,222 9,139 9,597 9,527
Gross margin (%) x x x x 55.3
Fuel dealers
Total operating revenues 627,568 550,119 617,493 693,514 702,641
Cost of goods sold 552,577 449,222 509,343 594,818 611,498
Total operating expenses 68,292 76,938 87,544 87,941 84,328
Gross margin (%) 11.9 18.3 17.5 14.2 13.0
Other direct selling establishments
Total operating revenues 65,599 56,682 53,221 55,587 55,618
Cost of goods sold 36,294 34,143 30,418 32,693 33,239
Total operating expenses 22,444 18,482 18,046 17,747 18,137
Gross margin (%) 44.7 39.8 42.8 41.2 40.2

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