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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 9,333 127,129,789 8,536,677 154,939
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 5,546 52,101,066 5,312,126 89,542
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,826 55,147,220 2,816,431 57,331
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 961 19,881,503 408,120 8,066

 

 

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 5,546 52,101,066 5,312,126 89,542
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 528 12,036,057 244,137 6,670
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 114 10,380,366 65,146 1,464
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 56 10,015,827 30,628 633
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 14 D D (100-249)
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 13 D D (100-249)
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 24 D D (250-499)
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 314 1,382,625 148,299 4,333
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 131 D D (1000-2499)
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 175 838,143 94,210 2,713
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 8 D D (20-99)
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 35 D D (250-499)
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 65 D D (250-499)
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 323 1,533,222 165,849 3,586
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 136 742,537 74,519 1,483
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 52 176,881 16,050 326
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 84 565,656 58,469 1,157
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 187 790,685 91,330 2,103
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 11 28,502 3,820 113
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 42 85,534 9,578 315
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 70 377,182 46,581 886
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 64 299,467 31,351 789
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 345 2,546,191 227,258 4,753
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 165 1,646,040 129,287 2,667
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 19 D D (100-249)
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 27 D D (250-499)
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 119 1,121,152 98,994 2,096
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 68 244,210 31,291 685
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 30 108,269 15,130 313
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 28 D D (250-499)
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 10 D D (100-249)
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 51 465,255 40,466 770
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 61 190,686 26,214 631
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 16 48,505 9,090 236
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 1,063 16,240,842 2,286,953 31,288
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 31 D D (1000-2499)
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 124 896,653 151,576 3,301
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 468 9,440,076 1,532,921 17,869
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 367 D D (10k-24k)
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 151 D D (5000-9999)
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 216 5,077,136 809,505 9,306
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 101 D D (2500-4999)
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 104 254,763 43,633 965
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 61 170,781 24,233 541
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 43 83,982 19,400 424
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 203 3,744,925 350,256 5,595
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 178 3,572,318 315,722 5,081
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 25 172,607 34,534 514
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 28 80,717 12,652 295
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 105 D D (1000-2499)
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 10 71,698 7,256 177
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 95 D D (1000-2499)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 201 D D (1000-2499)
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 197 D D (1000-2499)
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 160 D D (1000-2499)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 109 587,676 68,207 1,506
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 51 D D (250-499)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 37 D D (500-999)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 22 D D (250-499)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 15 D D (100-249)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 4 D D (1-19)
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 3 D D (1-19)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 937 9,070,615 1,133,833 17,431
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 307 1,574,359 175,371 3,574
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 92 884,519 48,248 1,011
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 538 6,611,737 910,214 12,846
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 183 2,652,301 407,631 5,545
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 355 3,959,436 502,583 7,301
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 418 1,626,690 230,519 4,770
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 146 509,983 80,561 1,783
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 145 648,668 76,404 1,547
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 101 D D (1000-2499)
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 26 D D (100-249)
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,072 5,416,849 682,856 12,885
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 80 704,471 76,235 1,424
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 35 149,005 20,034 463
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 16 28,240 3,492 106
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 8 26,768 4,339 69
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 11 93,997 12,203 288
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 624 2,631,046 414,095 7,443
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 21 127,769 19,863 328
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 65 221,224 39,878 770
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 23 64,446 9,798 174
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 42 156,778 30,080 596
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 228 905,138 136,833 2,404
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 81 314,080 41,649 759
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 75 306,412 57,121 1,255
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 4 D D (1-19)
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 150 D D (1000-2499)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 197 1,432,406 106,573 1,971
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 20 D D (20-99)
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 34 87,447 13,538 304
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 15 33,397 7,139 165
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 37 118,661 16,292 330
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 25 190,674 21,496 384
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 66 D D (500-999)
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 108 423,036 53,815 1,314
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 19 50,151 9,257 255
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 38 132,531 20,858 453
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 42 D D (500-999)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 28 76,885 12,104 270
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 12 D D (100-249)
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 15 D D (20-99)
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 659 D D (5000-9999)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 123 586,625 58,858 1,669
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 41 D D (250-499)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 154 418,061 56,737 1,520
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 42 177,781 23,055 532
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 31 172,556 22,239 499
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 11 5,225 816 33
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 22 65,680 14,641 400
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 90 174,600 19,041 588
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 108 D D (500-999)
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 99 D D (250-499)
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 233 D D (1000-2499)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 11 20,926 1,728 41
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 18 D D (100-249)
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 66 D D (250-499)
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 29 D D (250-499)
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 22 D D (100-249)
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 7 D D (1-19)
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 28 43,383 9,424 262
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 81 D D (500-999)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 2,826 55,147,220 2,816,431 57,331
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 316 4,353,751 277,370 5,642
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 47 1,002,355 37,015 591
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 137 1,105,268 96,832 2,212
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 132 2,246,128 143,523 2,839
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 123 12,747,461 596,095 8,733
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 60 5,453,002 199,616 3,111
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 63 7,294,459 396,479 5,622
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 317 6,243,046 369,639 7,210
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 80 D D (500-999)
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 59 D D (500-999)
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 21 D D (100-249)
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 68 D D (500-999)
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 110 1,987,205 75,226 1,449
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 59 3,655,565 218,062 4,252
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 960 14,687,362 795,083 18,692
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 92 1,874,420 120,962 2,968
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 6 D D (20-99)
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 3 D D (1-19)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 83 1,863,183 119,934 2,925
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 111 2,335,081 114,217 2,579
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 44 2,840,698 72,759 1,514
4244301 Raw milk merchant wholesalers 5 D D (100-249)
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 39 D D (1000-2499)
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 20 D D (250-499)
4244401 Live poultry merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 18 D D (250-499)
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 51 534,207 21,695 780
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 168 1,179,629 74,719 1,839
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 61 844,548 51,673 1,072
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 151 1,365,937 106,864 2,371
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 262 D D (5000-9999)
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 37 D D (500-999)
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 63 497,155 37,533 1,027
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 40 502,158 69,962 1,475
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 19 122,836 10,279 267
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 12 21,639 2,012 91
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 91 D D (1000-2499)
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 29 D D (100-249)
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 6 D D (1-19)
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 17 D D (100-249)
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4245902 Leaf tobacco merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4245903 Wool, wool tops, & mohair merchant wholesalers 6 D D (1-19)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 289 D D (2500-4999)
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 99 527,393 48,626 1,014
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 190 D D (1000-2499)
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 25 81,570 13,910 322
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 124 D D (1000-2499)
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 68 6,168,910 76,531 1,555
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 67 D D (1000-2499)
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 38 D D (500-999)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 29 5,591,231 44,814 780
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 1 D D (1-19)
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 56 D D (250-499)
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 84 2,613,897 194,351 3,697
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 39 808,094 82,135 1,750
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 45 1,805,803 112,216 1,947
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 584 D D (5000-9999)
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 52 316,036 23,136 588
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 21 118,175 9,903 224
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 31 197,861 13,233 364
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 105 718,448 61,850 2,158
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 84 246,699 41,582 1,268
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 26 2,834,077 60,241 1,102
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 49 203,215 34,894 774
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 268 D D (1000-2499)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 96 329,465 40,307 862
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 44 D D (100-249)
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 11 D D (20-99)
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 117 D D (500-999)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 961 19,881,503 408,120 8,066
42511 Business to business electronic markets 1 D D (1-19)
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 960 D D (5000-9999)
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 668 10,120,348 241,376 4,645
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 24 D D (1000-2499)
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 85 740,339 14,761 275
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 27 D D (20-99)
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 89 978,834 45,418 651
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 25 200,099 4,950 66
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 181 2,639,863 75,603 1,086
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 48 581,580 28,748 434
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 128 644,753 23,580 415
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 61 453,634 12,897 262
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 292 D D (2500-4999)
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 30 382,930 9,174 145
42512042 Drugs & druggists' sundries agents & brokers 10 132,183 2,405 41
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 65 1,163,727 24,198 418
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 96 7,452,055 109,389 2,514
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 4 D D (1-19)
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 23 83,742 1,929 38
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 4 172,915 6,969 27
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 4 38,703 1,272 17
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 56 D D (100-249)


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