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Year

 

No. of Towns*

No. of Shops

**No. of Commercial Establishments

No. of Hotel and Restaurants

Total

1980

124

172831

40736

10773

224340

1990

125

247729

54702

11818

314249

2000

130

260529

39113

7849

307491

2005

131

210243

32999

6270

249512

2007

137

211817

33434

6455

251706

2008

137

213847

33672

6391

253910

2009

137

212875

27350

7915

248140

 

* Covered under the Punjab Trade Employees Act 1940 and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958.

** Includes Cinema and Theatres.


Source: Chief Inspector of Shops as cited in statistical abstract of Punjab, 2010