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2002 Economic Census
Wholesale Trade
Los Angeles County, CA     open pdf map in new window

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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 22,503 198,703,926 11,180,002 268,215
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 12,569 108,598,071 6,505,243 145,243
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 9,071 77,423,061 4,375,189 116,936
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 863 12,682,794 299,570 6,036

 

 

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 12,569 108,598,071 6,505,243 145,243
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,232 D D (10k-24k)
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 214 D D (2500-4999)
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 147 D D (2500-4999)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 13 D D (100-249)
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 17 D D (250-499)
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 30 D D (500-999)
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 836 D D (5000-9999)
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 436 D D (2500-4999)
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 386 D D (2500-4999)
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 14 D D (100-249)
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 71 D D (500-999)
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 111 D D (500-999)
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 995 D D (10k-24k)
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 409 D D (2500-4999)
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 278 1,324,477 107,959 3,388
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 131 D D (1000-2499)
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 586 D D (5000-9999)
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 100 488,167 40,528 1,269
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 127 D D (1000-2499)
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 128 D D (1000-2499)
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 231 D D (2500-4999)
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 425 D D (5000-9999)
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 175 1,244,702 116,700 2,628
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 40 D D (500-999)
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 114 700,437 79,690 1,746
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 115 402,606 44,865 1,147
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 65 202,283 24,247 549
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 37 D D (500-999)
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 13 D D (20-99)
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 34 D D (250-499)
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 101 D D (1000-2499)
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 31 D D (250-499)
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 1,791 19,615,772 1,658,069 30,032
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 113 D D (1000-2499)
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 183 D D (2500-4999)
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 806 11,158,115 779,261 12,804
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 693 D D (10k-24k)
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 446 8,519,046 388,116 7,352
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 247 D D (2500-4999)
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 113 D D (1000-2499)
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 199 D D (1000-2499)
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 110 419,727 39,167 1,194
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 89 D D (1000-2499)
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 304 D D (5000-9999)
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 269 D D (2500-4999)
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 35 D D (500-999)
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 108 355,011 53,157 1,530
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 78 D D (1000-2499)
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 21 D D (250-499)
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 57 D D (500-999)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 463 4,054,480 298,595 6,686
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 448 D D (5000-9999)
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 335 D D (2500-4999)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 225 2,075,821 166,304 3,771
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 110 D D (1000-2499)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 113 D D (1000-2499)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 75 D D (1000-2499)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 38 D D (250-499)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 1,858 13,983,993 1,055,494 21,853
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 549 2,379,708 241,623 5,734
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 321 3,832,888 161,219 3,954
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 988 7,771,397 652,652 12,165
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 337 2,248,161 255,368 4,323
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 651 5,523,236 397,284 7,842
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 674 D D (5000-9999)
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 364 D D (2500-4999)
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 170 D D (1000-2499)
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 88 615,275 63,932 1,328
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 52 D D (500-999)
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,927 10,308,588 897,598 20,319
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 78 D D (1000-2499)
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 63 D D (250-499)
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 18 D D (100-249)
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 26 D D (100-249)
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 985 3,369,020 425,741 9,794
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 37 D D (250-499)
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 94 D D (500-999)
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 48 D D (250-499)
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 46 196,826 29,225 727
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 385 1,355,882 150,236 3,484
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 113 465,962 59,718 1,321
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 103 D D (1000-2499)
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 46 105,562 9,448 219
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 207 D D (1000-2499)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 417 2,362,064 173,554 4,043
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 39 D D (100-249)
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 73 D D (500-999)
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 45 D D (250-499)
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 70 D D (500-999)
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 44 D D (500-999)
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 146 D D (1000-2499)
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 155 D D (1000-2499)
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 44 152,389 19,571 645
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 50 189,306 26,548 695
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 20 D D (100-249)
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 41 D D (250-499)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 229 D D (2500-4999)
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 193 D D (1000-2499)
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 23 D D (100-249)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 3,204 D D (25k-49k)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 375 D D (2500-4999)
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 426 D D (2500-4999)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 292 1,832,897 137,189 4,164
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 79 D D (500-999)
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 52 312,281 22,792 523
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 61 697,860 46,538 1,263
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 152 D D (1000-2499)
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 1,065 D D (5000-9999)
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 1,029 D D (2500-4999)
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 36 D D (250-499)
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 1,046 D D (5000-9999)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 56 D D (500-999)
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 275 D D (1000-2499)
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 273 1,670,174 147,498 3,249
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 111 760,377 60,287 1,345
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 162 909,797 87,211 1,904
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 46 D D (100-249)
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 328 D D (1000-2499)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 9,071 77,423,061 4,375,189 116,936
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 642 4,059,423 398,293 9,599
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 72 1,160,935 80,339 1,275
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 322 1,331,358 156,007 4,643
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 248 1,567,130 161,947 3,681
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 517 9,361,701 358,636 9,092
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 262 D D (2500-4999)
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 255 D D (5000-9999)
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 3,210 13,928,389 1,014,118 28,217
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 843 2,875,921 194,224 5,693
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 639 2,418,873 138,144 4,016
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 204 457,048 56,080 1,677
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 639 D D (5000-9999)
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 1,438 D D (10k-24k)
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 290 D D (2500-4999)
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 1,897 23,468,432 1,446,275 40,139
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 170 2,597,914 157,503 3,724
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 143 1,793,193 129,954 3,057
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 244 4,772,910 212,139 5,414
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 77 D D (1000-2499)
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 73 D D (1000-2499)
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 34 D D (1000-2499)
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 33 D D (1000-2499)
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 108 901,810 55,897 2,148
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 139 958,966 58,826 1,949
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 156 D D (2500-4999)
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 330 4,419,769 335,540 9,054
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 639 D D (10k-24k)
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 88 D D (1000-2499)
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 92 D D (1000-2499)
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 79 1,345,650 141,424 3,322
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 72 812,079 38,520 1,089
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 36 156,904 12,058 298
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 272 D D (2500-4999)
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 63 331,430 11,668 377
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 31 D D (100-249)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 526 2,945,437 238,188 5,090
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 182 1,041,621 70,076 1,588
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 344 1,903,816 168,112 3,502
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 39 165,468 19,631 408
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 132 13,837,721 130,834 2,210
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 62 11,584,307 87,293 1,397
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 54 11,555,319 83,291 1,305
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 29 D D (250-499)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 25 D D (500-999)
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 8 28,988 4,002 92
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 70 2,253,414 43,541 813
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 105 3,201,323 252,341 4,996
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 46 1,240,502 97,670 2,365
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 59 1,960,821 154,671 2,631
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,979 6,289,205 524,836 17,216
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 69 D D (500-999)
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 24 D D (100-249)
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 45 D D (500-999)
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 148 1,025,712 103,290 2,821
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 201 416,312 50,719 2,518
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 37 D D (500-999)
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 84 D D (500-999)
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,440 D D (5000-9999)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 466 730,691 95,993 3,198
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 283 D D (1000-2499)
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 64 D D (1000-2499)
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 627 D D (2500-4999)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 863 12,682,794 299,570 6,036
42511 Business to business electronic markets 3 7,728 683 16
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 860 12,675,066 298,887 6,020
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 507 6,710,051 176,307 3,556
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 32 1,703,780 21,437 738
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 65 852,652 19,342 403
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 10 D D (20-99)
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 61 459,801 18,455 338
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 14 D D (20-99)
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 140 D D (500-999)
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 32 D D (250-499)
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 93 694,561 22,622 540
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 60 D D (250-499)
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 353 5,965,015 122,580 2,464
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 27 D D (100-249)
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 149 D D (500-999)
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 76 D D (1000-2499)
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 3 D D (1-19)
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 16 D D (20-99)
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 4 D D (1-19)
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 60 D D (100-249)


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