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2002 Economic Census
Wholesale Trade
Philadelphia city, PA     open pdf map in new window

2007 Economic Census data are
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See also the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 

Wholesale Trade - by subsector

Data based on Geographic Area Series reports. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. 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 1,296 12,643,546 969,116 21,381
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 720 4,003,423 509,150 10,806
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 537 8,141,603 444,235 10,224
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 39 498,520 15,731 351

 

 

Wholesale Trade - by industry

Data based on Geographic Area Series reports. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. 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 720 4,003,423 509,150 10,806
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 81 D D (500-999)
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 11 D D (100-249)
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 41 68,477 10,818 403
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 67 512,575 48,458 1,305
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 34 406,686 36,660 948
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 19 172,275 23,461 688
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 15 234,411 13,199 260
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 33 105,889 11,798 357
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 16 51,198 7,290 206
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 38 165,696 18,280 440
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 13 D D (100-249)
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 2 D D (20-99)
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 5 11,020 1,076 39
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 86 760,377 156,055 2,545
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 21 506,619 118,382 1,546
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 16 493,153 111,301 1,477
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 14 D D (1000-2499)
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 28 45,950 8,058 237
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 30 297,638 28,796 551
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 30 297,638 28,796 551
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 20 256,859 25,032 451
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 4 D D (20-99)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 87 606,037 59,940 1,183
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 35 D D (250-499)
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 13 D D (250-499)
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 39 273,255 31,200 575
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 17 161,780 12,601 236
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 22 111,475 18,599 339
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 67 250,587 42,270 809
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 25 107,924 26,244 437
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 18 85,880 9,507 202
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 8 27,473 2,790 71
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 122 D D (1000-2499)
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 63 170,754 30,753 615
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 14 D D (100-249)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 36 152,762 17,502 428
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 3 D D (20-99)
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 8 D D (100-249)
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 13 D D (100-249)
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 19 D D (100-249)
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 2 D D (100-249)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 142 D D (1000-2499)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 48 302,364 23,719 592
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 27 147,424 14,093 310
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 48 D D (250-499)
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 28 D D (250-499)
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 4 D D (100-249)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 537 8,141,603 444,235 10,224
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 41 542,718 49,500 935
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 14 D D (100-249)
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 21 D D (500-999)
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 17 1,624,675 43,850 776
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 12 D D (500-999)
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 68 D D (1000-2499)
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 18 D D (500-999)
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 21 D D (100-249)
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 230 2,558,045 177,241 4,147
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 16 D D (100-249)
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 7 37,295 3,351 82
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 15 D D (250-499)
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 18 495,374 24,985 538
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 60 756,203 51,881 1,150
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 49 323,784 24,509 705
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 28 609,085 49,463 927
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 22 D D (500-999)
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 13 844,723 13,395 191
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 7 D D (100-249)
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 7 D D (100-249)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 5 D D (100-249)
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 42 341,195 27,686 545
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 30 310,527 26,236 504
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 96 D D (1000-2499)
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 5 D D (20-99)
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 3 D D (20-99)
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 7 D D (100-249)
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 15 D D (100-249)
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 44 D D (250-499)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 13 25,140 4,105 71

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 39 498,520 15,731 351
42511 Business to business electronic markets 1 D D (1-19)
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 38 D D (250-499)
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 16 310,358 9,564 181
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 1 D D (20-99)
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 4 D D (20-99)
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 4 D D (1-19)
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 22 D D (100-249)
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 7 84,849 1,824 73
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 7 D D (20-99)


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