Virginia's wholesale trade in 1997 totaled $65 billion, conducted by 9,697 establishments. Retail sales in 1997 amounted to $65 billion. The leading retail sales categories among establishments were food stores, 13%; automotive dealers 13%; and eating and drinking places, 26%. Virginia, a major container shipping center, handled import and export cargo worth nearly $23 billion combined in 1995, almost all through the Hampton Roads estuary. Coal is the leading exported commodity and residual fuel oil the principal import. Exports of goods originating within Virginia totaled $12.5 billion in 1998.