North Dakota’s taxable sales grew by about 3 percent in 2017, compared with 2016.
Taxable sales and purchases totaled $17.9 billion in 2017 – up from $17.3 billion in 2016.
What we really saw was stronger commodity prices, specifically oil prices," said North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger. "That really helped lift the sales tax base in North Dakota."
Rauschenberger said it’s modest growth, but it shows the the economy continuing to improve after the post-oil boom drops.