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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. 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 5,198 122,727,158 3,676,454 77,171
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 3,499 31,900,454 2,264,668 48,998
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,436 84,318,827 1,296,708 26,108
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 263 6,507,877 115,078 2,065

 

 

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 3,499 31,900,454 2,264,668 48,998
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 269 7,087,538 150,054 3,878
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 60 D D (1000-2499)
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 27 D D (100-249)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 6 D D (250-499)
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 20 D D (500-999)
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 143 D D (1000-2499)
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 66 D D (500-999)
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 69 D D (1000-2499)
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 31 D D (250-499)
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 201 884,370 103,044 2,610
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 98 D D (1000-2499)
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 56 D D (500-999)
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 42 D D (500-999)
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 103 D D (1000-2499)
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 56 326,806 39,244 889
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 159 D D (2500-4999)
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 54 D D (1000-2499)
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 8 D D (100-249)
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 40 424,936 37,519 990
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 45 D D (500-999)
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 17 D D (100-249)
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 18 D D (100-249)
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 10 D D (100-249)
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 22 D D (250-499)
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 38 D D (500-999)
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 13 D D (500-999)
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 437 3,178,248 334,349 6,614
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 9 D D (100-249)
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 54 D D (1000-2499)
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 192 1,675,979 140,672 2,435
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 152 D D (1000-2499)
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 46 D D (500-999)
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 106 D D (1000-2499)
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 53 D D (250-499)
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 29 63,720 8,201 252
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 89 D D (1000-2499)
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 79 D D (500-999)
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 10 D D (100-249)
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 29 D D (250-499)
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 25 D D (250-499)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 260 5,116,524 238,153 4,702
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 253 D D (2500-4999)
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 219 D D (2500-4999)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 156 4,086,646 173,955 3,218
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 63 D D (500-999)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 34 D D (500-999)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 25 D D (500-999)
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 9 D D (100-249)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 7 D D (20-99)
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 6 D D (20-99)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 399 3,632,081 390,844 6,935
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 167 1,912,441 157,459 3,244
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 35 D D (250-499)
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 197 D D (2500-4999)
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 94 D D (1000-2499)
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 103 D D (1000-2499)
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 233 1,604,749 107,563 2,628
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 97 245,428 35,330 1,030
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 57 D D (500-999)
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 62 978,577 29,440 679
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 17 D D (100-249)
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,098 7,229,154 698,393 14,569
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 49 D D (500-999)
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 24 D D (100-249)
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 13 D D (100-249)
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 679 4,983,250 479,120 9,545
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 75 274,207 39,769 836
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 24 116,069 9,776 198
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 51 158,138 29,993 638
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 201 1,111,938 137,007 2,769
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 47 161,345 21,811 490
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 58 D D (500-999)
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 213 2,486,072 199,524 3,729
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 75 D D (500-999)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 235 1,428,672 132,805 2,886
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 14 D D (20-99)
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 23 81,733 9,415 223
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 24 74,816 7,790 197
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 20 D D (100-249)
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 87 611,361 70,314 1,342
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 67 D D (500-999)
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 59 D D (250-499)
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 14 D D (100-249)
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 11 D D (100-249)
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 26 D D (100-249)
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 52 161,398 20,693 489
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 22 D D (100-249)
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 443 D D (2500-4999)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 42 D D (250-499)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 81 D D (1000-2499)
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 24 240,068 12,821 334
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 48 D D (500-999)
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 138 D D (500-999)
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 128 D D (500-999)
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 154 D D (1000-2499)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 45 D D (500-999)
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 26 D D (250-499)
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 17 D D (250-499)
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 18 D D (100-249)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 1,436 84,318,827 1,296,708 26,108
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 136 D D (2500-4999)
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 24 D D (250-499)
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 65 535,659 59,569 1,407
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 47 D D (500-999)
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 60 D D (1000-2499)
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 150 D D (1000-2499)
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 33 D D (100-249)
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 26 D D (100-249)
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 40 D D (500-999)
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 64 201,548 16,828 749
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 347 5,832,737 331,065 9,094
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 40 1,919,306 95,587 2,335
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 30 D D (1000-2499)
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 38 501,820 44,545 1,032
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 15 263,642 16,298 420
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 15 263,642 16,298 420
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 6 42,678 2,725 112
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 17 271,001 18,961 590
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 16 D D (100-249)
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 28 605,155 17,795 581
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 66 702,955 57,102 1,864
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 121 D D (1000-2499)
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 19 D D (250-499)
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 23 188,016 18,860 476
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 46 579,902 23,244 641
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 11 D D (20-99)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 279 D D (2500-4999)
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 68 D D (500-999)
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 211 D D (1000-2499)
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 36 168,092 18,799 379
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 139 63,972,930 379,119 3,922
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 57 30,317,612 211,461 2,021
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 52 D D (1000-2499)
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 26 D D (500-999)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 26 24,341,363 118,645 835
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 5 D D (250-499)
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 82 33,655,318 167,658 1,901
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 34 911,142 79,918 1,685
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 14 D D (500-999)
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 20 D D (1000-2499)
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 280 D D (2500-4999)
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 21 189,155 11,050 224
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 13 D D (100-249)
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 54 70,860 12,288 558
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 15 949,106 15,105 386
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 30 D D (250-499)
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 137 420,667 27,289 883
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 40 D D (100-249)
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 24 108,638 8,448 229
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 68 257,849 10,710 404

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 263 6,507,877 115,078 2,065
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 263 6,507,877 115,078 2,065
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 203 2,854,207 80,528 1,430
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 7 D D (250-499)
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 13 D D (20-99)
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 5 D D (1-19)
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 19 90,985 6,369 73
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 9 67,704 1,747 30
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 43 601,415 21,916 367
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 20 195,851 9,794 171
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 79 823,977 27,300 381
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 60 3,653,670 34,550 635
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 14 1,098,125 19,319 459
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 2 D D (1-19)
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 10 D D (20-99)
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 11 2,269,942 7,520 60
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 9 89,000 4,423 42


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