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O.C.'s Taxable Sales Rank Second in State

Retailers and other merchandisers in Orange County subject to state sales taxes raked in $6.95 billion during the third quarter last year, an 8.6% increase from the year-earlier period.

The performance was enough to keep the county solidly in its customary second-place position behind Los Angeles County, which had $19.7 billion in taxable sales.

But third-place San Diego County reported an 11.6% gain to hit nearly $5.5 billion in taxable sales during the third quarter, narrowing the gap that separates it from Orange County.

Anaheim continued to lead Orange County cities in taxable transactions, with total sales of $825.7 million for the quarter. Santa Ana was second, with $682.1 million, followed by Costa Mesa, with $554.3 million, Irvine, with $496.3 million, and Orange, with $483.2 million.

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