Nevada had 2,672 wholesale establishments with sales of $14 billion in 1997, according to the Census of Wholesale Trade. Sales between 1992 and 1997 recorded a growth rate of 80%; the highest in the nation for wholesale trade. Retail trade amounted to $19 billion in 1997, conducted by 9,002 establishments, ranking 2nd only to South Dakota in terms of growth between 1992 and 1997. The ratio of food stores and automotive dealers was 10% each, followed by eating and drinking places with one-third of the total number of establishments. Food sales totaled $3.7 billion, and general merchandise sales totaled $2.4 billion. Foreign exports in 1998 totaled $688 million.