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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 7,339 92,092,155 4,789,420 101,108
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 4,495 57,428,926 3,357,515 63,432
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,093 26,231,648 1,258,177 32,986
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 751 8,431,581 173,728 4,690

 

 

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 4,495 57,428,926 3,357,515 63,432
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 404 19,885,067 202,198 5,032
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 103 18,545,526 90,801 1,905
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 56 18,043,517 26,397 591
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 7 D D (250-499)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 31 337,182 44,021 953
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 220 D D (2500-4999)
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 86 D D (1000-2499)
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 126 D D (1000-2499)
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 8 D D (100-249)
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 47 D D (250-499)
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 34 D D (100-249)
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 284 909,330 99,589 2,503
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 131 458,826 37,964 1,011
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 61 D D (250-499)
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 70 D D (500-999)
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 153 450,504 61,625 1,492
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 12 15,363 2,505 75
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 21 D D (100-249)
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 79 335,653 42,000 924
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 41 D D (250-499)
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 395 2,849,132 252,079 5,974
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 186 1,973,629 172,026 3,937
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 33 216,905 24,437 629
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 21 205,330 17,096 425
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 132 1,551,394 130,493 2,883
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 88 307,866 31,159 763
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 48 139,669 18,716 447
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 29 D D (250-499)
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 11 D D (20-99)
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 54 422,682 30,342 745
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 67 144,955 18,552 529
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 16 D D (100-249)
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 740 19,261,034 1,430,557 20,852
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 18 D D (250-499)
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 109 D D (2500-4999)
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 308 16,797,362 1,138,199 14,245
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 249 D D (10k-24k)
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 84 D D (1000-2499)
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 165 12,740,085 901,882 10,876
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 59 D D (1000-2499)
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 89 D D (500-999)
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 48 111,289 15,477 379
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 41 D D (250-499)
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 141 D D (1000-2499)
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 126 D D (1000-2499)
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 15 49,013 7,545 122
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 23 89,914 13,901 394
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 52 D D (250-499)
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 6 1,970 490 13
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 46 D D (250-499)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 173 D D (1000-2499)
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 163 D D (1000-2499)
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 139 D D (1000-2499)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 101 D D (1000-2499)
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 38 D D (250-499)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 24 D D (100-249)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 17 D D (100-249)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 10 D D (20-99)
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 5 D D (1-19)
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 674 5,645,557 524,499 9,022
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 248 1,211,469 113,008 2,430
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 45 D D (250-499)
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 381 D D (5000-9999)
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 187 3,023,445 266,084 4,037
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 194 D D (1000-2499)
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 322 1,593,598 158,231 3,683
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 101 452,781 44,978 1,226
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 120 615,364 64,619 1,399
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 75 466,041 38,554 804
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 26 59,412 10,080 254
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 968 4,859,036 442,712 10,009
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 99 2,191,968 96,912 2,086
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 141 455,964 53,648 1,632
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 86 281,392 30,522 1,075
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 19 63,318 8,341 231
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 36 111,254 14,785 326
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 425 1,167,437 182,067 3,697
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 8 D D (20-99)
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 42 78,893 12,219 272
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 20 34,993 4,203 97
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 22 43,900 8,016 175
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 160 481,385 72,658 1,553
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 37 D D (100-249)
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 41 139,105 27,403 574
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 70 154,108 16,592 377
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 67 D D (500-999)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 166 369,498 56,823 1,458
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 18 20,336 3,745 109
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 30 57,493 6,286 152
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 27 111,073 19,819 562
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 24 42,938 5,691 178
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 24 79,743 9,999 184
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 43 57,915 11,283 273
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 107 514,715 44,647 928
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 33 41,163 7,549 297
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 34 408,669 26,537 368
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 9 25,569 4,178 112
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 31 39,314 6,383 151
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 30 159,454 8,615 208
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 26 D D (100-249)
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 535 D D (2500-4999)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 155 646,793 44,395 1,185
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 47 D D (100-249)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 78 201,427 30,361 913
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 21 76,463 6,768 188
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 17 D D (100-249)
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 4 D D (1-19)
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 19 36,092 10,955 313
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 38 88,872 12,638 412
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 87 62,005 6,578 251
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 80 47,730 5,592 226
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 7 14,275 986 25
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 168 D D (1000-2499)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 6 1,672 184 15
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 12 8,238 923 27
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 52 D D (250-499)
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 23 D D (100-249)
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 17 D D (100-249)
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 18 30,238 6,991 163
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 57 D D (500-999)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,093 26,231,648 1,258,177 32,986
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 235 1,381,566 126,665 2,778
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 130 617,733 62,482 1,553
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 80 D D (500-999)
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 124 2,589,543 71,634 1,631
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 55 2,015,847 29,247 774
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 69 573,696 42,387 857
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 207 754,533 79,457 1,859
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 49 76,943 14,273 421
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 38 62,641 10,618 268
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 11 14,302 3,655 153
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 68 330,517 32,101 741
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 71 188,797 16,279 385
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 19 158,276 16,804 312
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 492 9,418,128 485,521 13,427
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 44 849,039 65,741 1,555
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 4 D D (20-99)
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 4 D D (1-19)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 36 804,467 62,440 1,447
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 52 1,508,879 93,575 3,115
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 30 D D (1000-2499)
4244301 Raw milk merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 28 D D (1000-2499)
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 9 75,977 4,781 141
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 9 75,977 4,781 141
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 34 365,635 15,437 536
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 11 76,685 9,103 256
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 45 1,489,519 22,163 599
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 77 705,404 60,012 2,140
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 190 D D (2500-4999)
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 31 52,647 8,764 228
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 41 253,386 16,675 542
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 47 650,550 69,025 1,593
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 57 1,401,474 63,105 1,499
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 127 795,686 32,245 1,047
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 107 753,923 29,852 888
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 9 15,384 1,013 104
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 11 26,379 1,380 55
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 2 D D (20-99)
4245902 Leaf tobacco merchant wholesalers 1 D D (20-99)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 220 979,873 76,322 1,569
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 49 358,855 19,529 467
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 171 621,018 56,793 1,102
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 17 35,411 5,695 131
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 131 4,723,748 71,897 1,975
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 84 1,188,455 46,660 1,336
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 82 D D (1000-2499)
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 72 D D (1000-2499)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 10 D D (100-249)
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 2 D D (1-19)
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 47 3,535,293 25,237 639
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 87 2,081,318 149,019 3,369
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 49 947,873 80,012 2,004
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 38 1,133,445 69,007 1,365
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 470 3,507,253 165,417 5,331
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 112 718,200 31,864 913
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 69 239,597 17,159 558
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 43 478,603 14,705 355
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 53 385,950 27,278 1,028
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 65 133,093 22,051 803
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 15 1,970,729 38,154 1,084
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 35 D D (250-499)
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 190 D D (1000-2499)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 80 66,062 12,791 617
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 20 D D (100-249)
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 89 D D (250-499)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 751 8,431,581 173,728 4,690
42511 Business to business electronic markets 2 D D (1-19)
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 749 D D (2500-4999)
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 540 4,965,543 121,679 3,037
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 29 2,067,596 23,051 1,106
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 62 298,223 7,661 182
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 40 239,146 5,971 118
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 67 277,895 14,462 216
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 11 21,516 509 20
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 126 1,157,672 34,950 635
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 46 282,975 11,136 218
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 101 395,983 17,405 373
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 58 224,537 6,534 169
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 209 D D (1000-2499)
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 18 72,013 1,505 44
42512042 Drugs & druggists' sundries agents & brokers 8 D D (1-19)
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 34 103,943 3,481 79
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 64 1,820,791 29,867 825
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 16 1,122,381 7,232 438
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 9 24,018 736 14
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 3 D D (1-19)
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 5 D D (1-19)
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 52 247,842 7,234 210


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