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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 4,705 44,117,100 2,177,130 57,926
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 2,535 18,164,754 1,231,417 31,524
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,741 21,918,836 853,146 23,673
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 429 4,033,510 92,567 2,729

 

 

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 2,535 18,164,754 1,231,417 31,524
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 269 3,976,077 101,672 3,169
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 76 3,197,871 36,034 990
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 32 D D (100-249)
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 9 25,004 2,716 82
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 31 D D (500-999)
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 139 705,628 54,748 1,803
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 66 533,432 32,463 1,096
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 61 D D (500-999)
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 12 D D (20-99)
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 25 58,397 7,960 243
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 29 14,181 2,930 133
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 88 269,003 32,493 795
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 42 D D (250-499)
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 16 D D (20-99)
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 26 130,684 15,874 335
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 46 D D (250-499)
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 8 D D (20-99)
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 28 D D (250-499)
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 164 1,006,110 84,251 2,139
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 80 531,048 52,904 1,322
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 16 83,054 6,724 168
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 15 87,603 7,237 178
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 49 360,391 38,943 976
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 32 218,151 8,595 202
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 14 62,058 4,501 99
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 13 D D (20-99)
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 21 D D (100-249)
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 31 D D (250-499)
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 321 1,775,905 207,628 4,965
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 50 310,328 54,138 1,498
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 111 737,764 82,653 1,626
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 92 714,775 78,734 1,562
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 22 190,319 15,677 364
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 70 524,456 63,057 1,198
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 19 22,989 3,919 64
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 55 90,757 15,729 420
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 29 60,177 7,835 230
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 26 30,580 7,894 190
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 73 279,357 30,322 660
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 59 245,505 24,435 558
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 14 33,852 5,887 102
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 7 D D (250-499)
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 18 D D (250-499)
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 4 D D (250-499)
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 14 D D (100-249)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 93 D D (1000-2499)
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 91 823,277 47,803 1,324
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 71 357,024 28,037 729
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 48 D D (500-999)
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 23 D D (100-249)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 20 466,253 19,766 595
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 13 D D (500-999)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 302 2,345,357 167,740 3,555
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 146 601,724 57,832 1,462
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 28 D D (250-499)
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 128 D D (1000-2499)
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 77 989,033 76,429 1,297
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 51 D D (500-999)
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 177 D D (1000-2499)
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 49 188,308 19,729 484
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 65 D D (250-499)
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 47 163,282 25,218 541
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 16 D D (100-249)
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 893 6,823,403 464,121 12,095
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 54 397,279 46,587 1,112
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 260 990,517 97,604 3,213
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 213 806,738 76,980 2,675
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 36 D D (250-499)
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 11 D D (100-249)
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 339 928,698 118,912 2,956
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 40 123,186 15,243 397
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 14 30,024 3,333 77
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 26 93,162 11,910 320
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 101 229,469 32,190 798
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 20 46,554 4,808 99
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 44 169,748 23,359 643
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 77 86,389 11,574 346
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 48 D D (500-999)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 108 D D (500-999)
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 35 D D (100-249)
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 14 D D (20-99)
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 12 D D (20-99)
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 11 D D (20-99)
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 27 D D (250-499)
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 79 D D (500-999)
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 26 60,098 10,656 388
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 21 D D (100-249)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 53 D D (2500-4999)
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 42 D D (2500-4999)
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 3 D D (1-19)
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 8 D D (100-249)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 228 D D (1000-2499)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 41 124,386 9,816 315
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 23 D D (100-249)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 75 132,739 15,561 575
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 31 61,571 8,934 329
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 25 D D (250-499)
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 6 D D (20-99)
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 13 42,724 2,811 100
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 31 28,444 3,816 146
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 26 20,280 3,002 85
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 21 17,609 2,442 71
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 5 2,671 560 14
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 63 D D (500-999)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 8 D D (1-19)
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 19 D D (100-249)
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 4 D D (20-99)
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 3 648 292 10
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 1 D D (20-99)
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 12 24,458 6,052 153
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 19 D D (250-499)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,741 21,918,836 853,146 23,673
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 149 968,229 78,397 1,864
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 22 D D (500-999)
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 88 361,605 35,642 919
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 39 D D (250-499)
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 60 1,217,290 58,283 1,323
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 35 D D (500-999)
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 58 D D (500-999)
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 14 D D (20-99)
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 12 D D (20-99)
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 29 133,569 12,667 458
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 10 D D (100-249)
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 5 D D (1-19)
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 241 5,678,810 281,620 7,453
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 15 2,621,123 101,070 2,393
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 1 D D (100-249)
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 2 D D (250-499)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 12 D D (1000-2499)
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 27 717,437 42,760 1,220
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 28 95,846 6,252 178
4244301 Raw milk merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 27 D D (100-249)
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 15 268,944 6,746 216
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 15 90,439 4,290 150
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 26 158,351 13,780 358
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 110 D D (2500-4999)
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 13 28,476 5,433 158
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 11 D D (20-99)
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 45 536,702 58,218 1,665
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 8 D D (20-99)
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 32 D D (500-999)
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 529 6,191,878 132,937 4,565
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 493 6,117,637 129,118 4,188
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 30 69,881 3,477 366
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 6 4,360 342 11
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 142 816,316 57,030 1,240
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 32 142,584 14,185 369
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 110 673,732 42,845 871
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 9 19,696 5,291 111
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 138 2,978,274 46,857 1,346
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 79 1,030,886 27,863 951
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 75 1,025,729 27,039 913
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 69 D D (500-999)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 6 D D (20-99)
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 4 5,157 824 38
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 59 1,947,388 18,994 395
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 55 690,858 55,758 1,479
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 41 323,892 35,304 930
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 14 366,966 20,454 549
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 369 D D (2500-4999)
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 197 1,836,811 62,936 1,865
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 135 633,130 34,166 1,131
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 62 1,203,681 28,770 734
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 27 D D (250-499)
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 26 35,563 5,139 216
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 15 947,906 12,991 366
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 19 108,314 11,345 272
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 85 D D (500-999)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 24 D D (100-249)
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 11 D D (20-99)
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 47 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 429 4,033,510 92,567 2,729
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 429 4,033,510 92,567 2,729
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 305 1,846,018 60,816 1,344
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 15 337,287 7,272 318
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 37 120,548 4,100 88
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 17 D D (20-99)
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 38 173,289 9,494 172
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 15 D D (20-99)
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 66 428,592 14,059 250
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 27 171,569 7,150 139
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 68 334,216 10,318 198
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 22 D D (20-99)
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 124 2,187,492 31,751 1,385
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 12 D D (20-99)
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 10 D D (20-99)
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 28 1,098,928 17,063 455
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 34 841,905 7,093 766
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 10 D D (20-99)
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 1 D D (1-19)
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 1 D D (1-19)
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 28 116,780 4,039 80


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