The figures, which reflect December sales, were down about 1.20 percent compared to December 2017.
“However, for the first quarter sales tax is up 1 percent and liquor sales up 4.40 percent,” Tkach said.
Huron County’s portion of sales tax collected in December was $880,123.
“The national news stated Christmas buying was down, as it was in Huron County,” Tkach said.
Mom-and-Pop stores made up 32 percent of the December total, while big-box stores accounted for 30 percent. Vehicle sales were at 20 percent.
“Overall, we are steady as it goes with retail sales in Huron County,” Tkach said. “With warmer weather just around the corner, I hope retail sales perk up.”