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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 4,926 33,546,948 2,145,460 62,023
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 2,635 11,385,313 1,147,690 32,088
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,018 18,897,763 935,710 27,896
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 273 3,263,872 62,060 2,039

 

 

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 2,635 11,385,313 1,147,690 32,088
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 302 1,981,162 158,254 5,081
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 91 973,272 83,492 2,486
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 35 231,628 20,042 644
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 4 D D (100-249)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 4 128,515 14,775 357
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 42 547,633 40,056 1,250
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 171 900,742 62,529 2,161
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 71 512,082 33,533 1,143
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 93 D D (500-999)
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 20 86,053 8,385 285
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 20 21,095 3,848 149
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 71 223,398 24,336 653
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 35 106,023 15,077 403
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 8 5,416 869 19
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 27 100,607 14,208 384
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 36 117,375 9,259 250
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 4 D D (1-19)
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 22 67,539 6,304 157
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 9 47,087 2,538 75
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 190 934,679 88,501 2,545
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 90 476,356 45,811 1,393
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 30 110,768 9,277 335
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 10 85,102 6,015 194
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 50 280,486 30,519 864
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 32 195,467 11,746 266
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 11 60,151 5,551 128
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 8 32,982 2,368 53
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 13 102,334 3,827 85
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 34 156,227 15,210 440
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 34 106,629 15,734 446
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 11 34,082 6,425 211
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 280 1,504,412 180,256 4,065
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 7 14,880 1,332 55
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 80 372,697 53,976 1,528
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 81 552,835 79,330 1,054
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 70 540,307 76,008 976
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 9 51,549 3,670 96
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 61 488,758 72,338 880
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 11 12,528 3,322 78
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 43 D D (250-499)
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 24 59,944 7,257 234
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 19 D D (100-249)
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 32 142,824 12,448 335
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 27 D D (250-499)
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 13 63,113 10,450 373
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 24 D D (250-499)
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 5 38,023 2,229 76
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 19 D D (250-499)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 91 844,796 58,685 1,584
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 91 844,796 58,685 1,584
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 86 D D (1000-2499)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 70 767,798 53,943 1,437
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 16 D D (20-99)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 2 D D (20-99)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 236 901,639 116,206 2,621
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 123 600,282 57,961 1,454
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 14 64,999 5,857 200
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 99 236,358 52,388 967
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 63 151,495 42,934 728
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 36 84,863 9,454 239
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 183 559,770 72,145 1,913
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 50 172,494 19,883 618
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 65 205,531 24,980 663
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 54 D D (250-499)
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 14 D D (250-499)
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 994 3,492,630 363,512 10,885
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 79 482,816 50,413 1,196
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 474 1,821,701 163,496 5,630
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 375 1,481,623 127,837 4,145
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 91 231,144 25,462 751
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 8 108,934 10,197 734
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 261 713,723 100,952 2,671
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 14 28,067 4,143 135
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 49 195,204 21,737 550
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 22 56,124 4,277 124
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 27 139,080 17,460 426
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 77 167,714 23,608 630
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 23 71,520 9,404 188
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 52 104,537 20,273 632
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 7 7,104 1,756 55
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 39 139,577 20,031 481
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 112 335,404 29,803 839
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 6 8,156 1,110 31
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 38 81,121 6,903 228
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 30 61,999 8,684 227
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 14 114,224 3,740 115
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 8 37,509 3,690 76
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 16 32,395 5,676 162
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 52 66,697 10,646 374
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 14 19,900 3,018 141
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 17 23,110 4,694 148
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 5 D D (1-19)
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 16 D D (20-99)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 16 72,289 8,202 175
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 10 51,185 5,898 102
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 4 D D (20-99)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 288 942,827 85,795 2,741
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 44 177,355 10,710 335
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 20 237,530 22,213 470
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 131 243,780 33,207 1,276
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 53 111,082 13,680 464
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 40 104,572 12,632 414
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 13 6,510 1,048 50
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 18 33,586 6,734 249
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 60 99,112 12,793 563
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 18 D D (20-99)
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 16 D D (20-99)
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 2 D D (20-99)
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 75 D D (500-999)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 6 3,768 217 12
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 7 5,480 574 26
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 19 52,661 5,435 145
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 9 D D (100-249)
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 6 1,740 286 12
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 3 D D (100-249)
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 11 10,944 3,028 105
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 23 D D (100-249)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,018 18,897,763 935,710 27,896
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 117 442,146 50,912 1,258
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 16 218,072 18,673 333
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 75 147,322 23,374 727
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 26 76,752 8,865 198
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 45 835,585 40,532 894
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 20 D D (250-499)
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 44 111,786 12,924 569
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 12 D D (100-249)
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 4 D D (1-19)
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 8 D D (100-249)
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 21 32,621 6,930 307
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 8 D D (20-99)
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 232 2,900,373 219,240 6,564
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 15 368,928 29,212 819
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 5 D D (250-499)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 10 D D (500-999)
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 28 373,087 38,126 1,154
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 24 187,815 17,899 414
4244301 Raw milk merchant wholesalers 10 D D (20-99)
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 14 D D (250-499)
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 8 136,459 4,711 216
4244401 Live poultry merchant wholesalers 1 D D (20-99)
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 7 D D (100-249)
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 13 D D (250-499)
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 30 626,591 21,960 818
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 17 151,340 14,650 395
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 95 D D (1000-2499)
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 8 7,677 1,875 66
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 17 109,366 5,595 251
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 37 480,841 42,630 1,262
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 5 D D (250-499)
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 5 1,047 250 29
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 23 D D (500-999)
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 708 7,419,966 224,168 7,156
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 579 6,692,834 204,640 6,361
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 119 675,523 17,816 738
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 10 51,609 1,712 57
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 4 D D (20-99)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 102 326,281 29,803 726
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 19 96,556 7,558 186
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 83 229,725 22,245 540
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 7 3,434 1,003 20
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 148 1,409,513 39,033 1,458
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 101 998,868 28,797 1,082
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 96 994,574 28,275 1,061
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 83 545,155 20,801 796
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 13 449,419 7,474 265
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 5 4,294 522 21
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 47 410,645 10,236 376
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 56 484,659 56,883 1,458
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 40 398,496 47,811 1,176
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 16 86,163 9,072 282
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 566 4,967,454 262,215 7,813
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 409 3,972,969 193,040 5,129
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 304 2,180,242 103,511 2,883
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 105 1,792,727 89,529 2,246
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 22 151,589 17,174 701
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 29 39,438 5,475 271
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 8 D D (500-999)
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 14 17,756 2,506 93
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 84 D D (500-999)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 17 30,513 5,129 194
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 14 100,103 6,412 333
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 53 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 273 3,263,872 62,060 2,039
42511 Business to business electronic markets 2 D D (1-19)
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 271 D D (1000-2499)
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 161 D D (500-999)
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 8 D D (100-249)
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 6 D D (1-19)
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 7 147,556 2,461 32
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 19 85,570 3,446 49
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 11 48,345 1,312 23
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 45 363,598 10,006 180
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 13 79,007 3,152 65
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 40 188,373 6,066 142
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 12 D D (20-99)
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 110 2,016,450 30,809 1,308
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 5 D D (1-19)
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 2 D D (1-19)
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 31 1,211,361 19,129 532
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 39 664,713 7,210 636
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 5 23,644 416 10
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 1 D D (1-19)
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 2 D D (1-19)
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 25 86,322 2,963 97


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