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2002 Economic Census
Wholesale Trade
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Wholesale Trade - by subsector

Data based on Geographic Area Series reports. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, non-sampling error, and confidentiality protection. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

D = Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  42 Wholesale trade 58,770 655,954,708 39,060,893 811,344
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 34,865 389,837,607 25,517,639 483,905
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 20,719 211,776,464 12,366,473 301,307
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 3,186 54,340,637 1,176,781 26,132

 

 

Wholesale Trade - by industry

Data based on Geographic Area Series reports. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, non-sampling error, and confidentiality protection. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

D = Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 34,865 389,837,607 25,517,639 483,905
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 3,265 139,703,408 1,897,858 44,664
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 712 124,565,680 774,047 14,152
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 452 121,824,831 560,905 9,306
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 28 408,792 17,126 430
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 36 371,005 24,989 687
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 46 413,001 37,547 831
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 150 1,548,051 133,480 2,898
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 1,999 12,859,907 970,494 26,146
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 1,018 5,865,012 464,142 13,087
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 939 6,897,975 491,339 12,645
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 42 96,920 15,013 414
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 231 D D (2500-4999)
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 323 D D (1000-2499)
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 2,254 10,616,763 1,061,915 28,326
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 958 4,818,958 455,474 11,569
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 587 2,556,927 228,322 6,552
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 371 2,262,031 227,152 5,017
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 1,296 5,797,805 606,441 16,757
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 193 687,207 71,604 2,126
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 268 1,498,164 151,881 4,421
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 351 1,783,238 207,634 4,962
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 484 1,829,196 175,322 5,248
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 1,673 10,072,626 944,603 22,568
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 775 6,362,769 525,582 12,498
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 143 1,103,455 58,416 1,327
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 144 1,476,121 114,836 2,820
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 488 3,783,193 352,330 8,351
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 398 1,650,512 178,679 4,305
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 214 838,086 93,771 2,215
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 129 325,000 51,775 1,408
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 55 487,426 33,133 682
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 160 816,695 78,265 1,738
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 340 1,242,650 162,077 4,027
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 88 230,361 41,212 1,190
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 5,961 80,253,183 7,364,329 120,028
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 238 3,644,711 192,878 3,740
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 691 4,826,401 794,176 17,121
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 2,837 56,414,096 4,436,843 64,083
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 2,356 50,164,651 3,648,103 54,522
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 1,271 28,798,250 1,904,891 30,189
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 1,085 21,366,401 1,743,212 24,333
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 481 6,249,445 788,740 9,561
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 557 1,706,713 229,037 6,026
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 321 1,129,929 119,907 3,199
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 236 576,784 109,130 2,827
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 1,060 10,534,288 1,284,922 20,131
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 930 9,843,775 1,180,013 17,967
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 130 690,513 104,909 2,164
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 239 1,115,308 155,211 3,874
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 339 2,011,666 271,262 5,053
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 50 171,306 29,830 734
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 289 1,840,360 241,432 4,319
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 1,215 D D (10k-24k)
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 1,184 D D (10k-24k)
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 912 6,352,153 506,230 11,952
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 622 4,711,610 406,745 9,688
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 290 1,640,543 99,485 2,264
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 272 D D (2500-4999)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 176 1,339,804 127,711 3,066
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 96 D D (500-999)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 31 D D (100-249)
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 22 D D (100-249)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 5,905 73,524,570 7,693,387 109,037
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 1,750 9,640,066 969,516 20,814
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 600 12,250,148 451,228 8,968
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 3,555 51,634,356 6,272,643 79,255
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 1,126 15,246,242 1,826,414 25,855
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 2,429 36,388,114 4,446,229 53,400
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 2,093 9,770,865 1,035,007 24,271
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 982 4,933,276 491,158 12,417
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 532 2,414,544 270,573 6,279
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 391 1,707,447 191,709 3,777
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 188 715,598 81,567 1,798
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 6,250 28,215,359 2,835,265 65,488
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 368 2,455,498 276,037 5,640
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 624 2,814,490 247,952 6,849
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 294 970,741 126,683 3,566
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 210 880,523 76,495 2,045
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 120 963,226 44,774 1,238
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 3,057 10,165,635 1,325,906 29,317
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 116 319,176 44,193 1,054
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 325 985,571 147,863 3,487
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 145 341,510 44,077 1,060
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 180 644,061 103,786 2,427
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 1,195 4,186,688 491,730 10,940
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 327 1,074,007 136,065 2,835
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 357 1,328,451 237,474 5,405
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 168 460,036 50,594 1,181
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 569 1,811,706 217,987 4,415
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 1,211 7,303,772 469,559 11,120
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 104 265,781 31,980 944
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 216 624,002 69,464 1,731
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 130 270,038 36,535 956
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 221 1,121,579 79,192 1,909
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 132 589,214 76,481 1,573
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 408 4,433,158 175,907 4,007
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 531 1,866,600 276,701 7,606
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 138 359,322 75,264 2,695
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 172 622,774 98,709 2,408
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 50 D D (500-999)
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 171 D D (1000-2499)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 459 3,609,364 239,110 4,956
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 350 3,421,848 213,528 4,310
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 69 114,624 18,185 458
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 40 72,892 7,397 188
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 6,249 D D (50k-99k)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,036 4,310,053 390,286 9,925
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 758 7,058,298 399,128 9,281
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 851 3,579,546 328,658 10,567
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 197 778,371 77,253 2,070
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 127 691,971 63,942 1,610
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 70 86,400 13,311 460
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 161 1,038,175 93,104 2,629
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 493 1,763,000 158,301 5,868
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 1,503 6,540,321 268,780 7,404
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 1,425 3,702,876 244,690 6,863
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 78 2,837,445 24,090 541
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 2,101 D D (10k-24k)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 116 D D (1000-2499)
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 168 317,035 25,741 708
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 575 1,514,914 131,312 3,739
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 466 3,299,492 246,113 5,720
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 206 1,782,761 119,471 2,878
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 260 1,516,731 126,642 2,842
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 113 D D (500-999)
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 663 D D (2500-4999)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 20,719 211,776,464 12,366,473 301,307
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 1,676 11,902,205 1,011,850 25,369
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 221 2,588,037 165,374 2,896
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 832 4,293,010 455,476 14,228
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 623 5,021,158 391,000 8,245
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 1,282 34,136,780 1,836,916 28,277
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 651 19,878,482 667,465 11,214
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 631 14,258,298 1,169,451 17,063
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 4,433 19,417,682 1,527,814 41,706
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 1,116 3,422,253 256,336 7,395
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 850 2,794,637 181,258 5,186
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 266 627,616 75,078 2,209
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 999 4,851,006 377,088 10,822
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 1,865 7,568,693 643,843 18,957
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 453 3,575,730 250,547 4,532
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 5,397 69,228,241 4,032,702 108,585
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 464 8,724,821 496,572 11,899
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 85 489,621 39,516 1,527
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 8 D D (500-999)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 371 D D (5000-9999)
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 549 9,235,797 425,912 11,389
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 333 3,317,440 196,929 5,328
4244301 Raw milk merchant wholesalers 16 152,923 8,205 289
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 317 3,164,517 188,724 5,039
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 91 1,007,075 64,110 2,504
4244401 Live poultry merchant wholesalers 2 D D (20-99)
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 89 D D (1000-2499)
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 274 3,809,861 153,581 5,315
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 289 1,622,579 115,030 3,820
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 401 5,184,702 249,868 7,604
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 1,106 15,795,632 989,366 26,091
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 1,890 20,530,334 1,341,334 34,635
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 299 1,144,254 112,824 3,246
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 343 3,033,294 211,416 6,131
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 273 3,691,293 399,362 10,025
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 199 2,501,986 109,069 2,518
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 76 282,024 24,781 668
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 700 9,877,483 483,882 12,047
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 320 2,884,259 93,018 2,498
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 166 1,473,850 56,811 1,586
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 47 198,167 5,091 157
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 107 1,212,242 31,116 755
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 31 127,670 5,349 190
4245902 Leaf tobacco merchant wholesalers 11 15,797 974 25
4245903 Wool, wool tops, & mohair merchant wholesalers 3 3,363 347 8
4245904 Cotton merchant wholesalers 20 927,153 16,877 306
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 1,501 7,412,891 645,928 13,260
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 460 2,415,325 183,722 4,108
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 1,041 4,997,566 462,206 9,152
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 148 666,182 61,938 1,306
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 555 32,399,472 429,013 8,769
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 317 25,801,306 268,137 5,649
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 300 D D (5000-9999)
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 223 D D (2500-4999)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 77 22,019,108 127,717 1,867
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 17 D D (250-499)
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 238 6,598,166 160,876 3,120
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 511 12,071,042 942,128 18,843
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 203 4,573,110 408,404 10,180
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 308 7,497,932 533,724 8,663
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 5,044 22,323,892 1,847,104 54,000
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 626 4,912,134 371,420 8,862
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 371 2,889,273 243,728 5,607
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 255 2,022,861 127,692 3,255
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 446 4,124,755 302,752 8,327
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 758 1,667,406 280,329 10,924
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 99 5,424,356 137,293 3,888
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 275 819,038 119,304 2,663
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,840 5,376,203 636,006 19,336
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 983 1,850,509 271,012 7,783
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 514 1,452,221 108,419 3,690
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 109 300,920 59,775 1,533
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,234 1,772,553 196,800 6,330

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 3,186 54,340,637 1,176,781 26,132
42511 Business to business electronic markets 15 129,655 6,166 82
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 3,171 54,210,982 1,170,615 26,050
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 2,044 31,773,934 721,705 16,182
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 116 12,639,624 123,437 5,925
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 214 1,659,880 49,461 1,082
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 77 380,028 11,605 259
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 236 1,413,319 72,338 1,178
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 64 427,264 7,923 153
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 611 9,159,225 259,780 3,883
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 152 2,184,834 68,135 1,191
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 380 2,129,900 87,445 1,694
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 194 1,779,860 41,581 817
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 1,127 22,437,048 448,910 9,868
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 95 726,717 20,636 460
42512042 Drugs & druggists' sundries agents & brokers 37 607,991 12,195 167
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 229 1,595,043 51,416 930
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 420 17,111,018 306,037 6,770
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 40 944,040 9,420 477
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 66 428,807 11,774 199
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 12 127,383 3,021 85
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 26 159,149 7,844 137
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 202 736,900 26,567 643


Source: 2002 Economic Census, Geographic Area Series   Questions?
Last revised: January 06, 2012