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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 11,913 104,331,152 7,245,997 162,230
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 7,300 45,146,926 4,660,978 94,007
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 3,535 43,381,465 2,250,360 59,709
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 1,078 15,802,761 334,659 8,514

 

 

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 7,300 45,146,926 4,660,978 94,007
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 748 5,516,195 300,748 8,772
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 224 3,084,869 120,334 3,295
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 116 2,133,105 25,709 816
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 5 2,763 272 8
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 14 96,985 5,325 158
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 15 145,269 23,246 618
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 74 706,747 65,782 1,695
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 378 1,332,154 109,054 3,702
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 187 745,693 65,281 2,249
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 178 551,148 38,889 1,335
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 13 35,313 4,884 118
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 84 1,055,309 63,158 1,413
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 62 43,863 8,202 362
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 521 3,810,309 227,115 5,629
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 294 2,310,059 128,261 3,102
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 194 2,008,516 84,054 1,956
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 100 301,543 44,207 1,146
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 227 1,500,250 98,854 2,527
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 19 29,186 3,829 122
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 42 922,499 35,463 707
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 94 287,925 35,506 977
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 72 260,640 24,056 721
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 650 3,494,274 310,205 8,114
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 369 2,419,354 190,682 5,144
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 84 420,183 21,500 480
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 68 538,674 36,666 1,031
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 217 1,460,497 132,516 3,633
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 94 299,514 30,665 667
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 50 173,025 24,658 507
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 16 17,041 1,306 40
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 28 109,448 4,701 120
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 90 445,285 47,764 1,160
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 97 330,121 41,094 1,143
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 22 62,364 10,184 325
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 924 7,445,524 1,401,434 17,683
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 24 340,338 22,011 415
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 161 622,470 116,031 3,178
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 315 3,533,545 989,559 8,478
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 264 3,284,117 940,741 7,810
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 63 382,566 36,510 559
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 201 2,901,551 904,231 7,251
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 51 249,428 48,818 668
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 132 355,895 45,709 1,205
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 69 248,813 27,317 673
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 63 107,082 18,392 532
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 191 2,307,351 184,432 3,362
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 169 2,193,154 160,828 3,008
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 22 114,197 23,604 354
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 19 36,785 6,026 251
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 82 249,140 37,666 794
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 16 39,891 5,130 142
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 66 209,249 32,536 652
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 253 D D (2500-4999)
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 247 1,507,744 121,733 3,067
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 208 1,194,213 102,933 2,559
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 145 984,919 88,763 2,201
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 63 209,294 14,170 358
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 39 313,531 18,800 508
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 30 D D (250-499)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 844 8,161,517 776,849 13,948
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 397 3,269,255 221,975 4,687
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 56 200,626 16,245 406
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 391 4,691,636 538,629 8,855
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 214 3,242,862 423,105 6,764
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 177 1,448,774 115,524 2,091
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 653 2,529,035 275,455 6,982
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 211 1,059,391 112,474 3,041
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 173 577,529 70,697 1,649
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 231 780,741 78,940 1,966
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 38 111,374 13,344 326
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,943 10,733,013 1,048,503 23,953
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 141 1,991,485 147,521 3,332
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 230 2,364,384 144,619 3,188
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 142 D D (1000-2499)
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 63 D D (500-999)
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 25 1,536,442 74,606 1,275
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 1,018 4,080,341 555,955 11,948
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 25 125,896 16,820 368
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 89 415,764 54,619 1,217
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 43 218,906 24,105 534
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 46 196,858 30,514 683
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 355 963,911 151,278 3,347
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 100 728,098 74,276 1,412
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 155 552,511 89,040 2,220
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 18 24,401 2,371 60
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 276 1,269,760 167,551 3,324
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 345 1,669,517 138,595 3,852
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 35 65,049 8,940 273
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 63 367,712 18,254 458
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 32 83,208 9,986 246
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 34 102,232 15,616 393
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 46 197,570 27,818 888
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 135 853,746 57,981 1,594
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 156 521,177 48,721 1,318
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 32 22,846 3,260 133
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 46 170,740 20,598 549
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 23 224,268 8,798 223
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 55 103,323 16,065 413
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 53 106,109 13,092 315
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 28 80,237 9,079 170
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 14 16,861 2,825 98
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 11 9,011 1,188 47
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 764 D D (5000-9999)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 124 379,049 34,287 1,034
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 40 90,656 8,856 205
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 203 521,574 76,476 2,361
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 58 160,494 25,379 724
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 48 147,338 23,706 657
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 10 13,156 1,673 67
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 40 96,687 14,109 420
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 105 264,393 36,988 1,217
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 81 75,154 10,132 358
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 75 73,497 9,801 345
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 6 1,657 331 13
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 316 D D (1000-2499)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 5 D D (1-19)
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 85 350,068 15,415 448
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 69 148,981 16,605 439
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 30 71,208 6,892 188
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 21 64,471 5,546 154
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 9 6,737 1,346 34
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 49 77,947 11,106 335
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 78 D D (250-499)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 3,535 43,381,465 2,250,360 59,709
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 365 2,416,994 218,929 5,305
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 36 725,875 45,477 959
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 196 896,913 93,180 2,364
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 133 794,206 80,272 1,982
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 184 6,362,587 201,673 4,105
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 111 4,132,200 93,846 2,325
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 73 2,230,387 107,827 1,780
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 423 3,317,656 205,212 5,739
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 187 1,391,355 97,413 2,258
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 157 1,320,875 90,645 2,039
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 30 70,480 6,768 219
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 113 850,961 59,555 2,081
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 95 858,907 33,856 1,027
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 28 216,433 14,388 373
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 733 10,809,775 646,815 20,119
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 68 2,614,747 130,817 3,444
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 14 37,128 8,064 358
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 1 D D (1-19)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 53 D D (2500-4999)
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 64 1,379,624 69,575 2,500
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 65 368,099 29,351 899
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 65 368,099 29,351 899
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 25 108,156 8,090 290
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 25 108,156 8,090 290
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 49 845,137 33,086 1,238
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 71 179,181 14,655 669
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 45 331,102 21,426 746
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 87 505,230 41,566 1,633
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 259 4,478,499 298,249 8,700
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 19 157,830 5,305 164
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 60 981,361 102,100 3,213
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 88 1,133,245 139,528 3,824
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 10 381,855 3,841 89
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 76 D D (1000-2499)
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 153 1,058,315 31,016 1,083
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 68 243,606 10,666 430
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 19 171,084 3,697 202
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 66 643,625 16,653 451
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 7 159,303 3,370 78
4245902 Leaf tobacco merchant wholesalers 33 226,403 5,736 147
4245904 Cotton merchant wholesalers 14 188,082 5,118 113
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 462 6,062,326 268,663 5,590
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 97 3,982,161 91,773 2,100
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 365 2,080,165 176,890 3,490
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 49 D D (250-499)
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 241 4,137,533 94,478 2,808
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 144 2,804,876 63,961 2,122
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 142 D D (1000-2499)
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 114 D D (1000-2499)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 28 1,554,109 10,492 309
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 2 D D (20-99)
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 97 1,332,657 30,517 686
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 122 1,480,116 156,404 4,456
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 61 1,047,532 101,373 2,931
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 61 432,584 55,031 1,525
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 852 7,736,163 427,170 10,504
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 193 1,754,190 133,947 2,648
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 135 489,928 26,228 965
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 58 1,264,262 107,719 1,683
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 71 257,554 19,807 631
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 131 154,198 25,389 1,048
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 58 4,372,311 114,114 3,443
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 71 177,073 17,025 552
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 328 1,020,837 116,888 2,182
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 79 123,845 17,075 490
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 54 D D (500-999)
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 11 12,765 2,021 69
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 184 D D (1000-2499)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 1,078 15,802,761 334,659 8,514
42511 Business to business electronic markets 3 D D (20-99)
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 1,075 D D (5000-9999)
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 763 8,510,756 211,764 5,452
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 35 3,763,701 35,449 2,063
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 101 465,893 12,196 228
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 55 502,326 9,490 186
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 85 571,240 37,651 526
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 28 214,762 4,286 76
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 142 1,336,162 39,872 745
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 59 487,863 16,319 348
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 189 913,042 45,097 1,068
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 69 255,767 11,404 212
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 312 D D (2500-4999)
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 37 154,188 4,970 110
42512042 Drugs & druggists' sundries agents & brokers 6 D D (20-99)
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 71 379,644 7,972 159
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 77 5,109,885 85,889 2,228
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 26 860,355 5,705 198
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 39 199,131 4,140 86
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 2 D D (1-19)
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 4 229,733 5,021 87
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 50 242,746 5,532 127


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