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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.

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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  42 Wholesale trade 435,521 4,634,755,112 259,653,080 5,878,405
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 260,445 2,171,265,591 157,156,665 3,356,985
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 142,661 1,980,329,666 92,564,262 2,272,823
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 32,415 483,159,855 9,932,153 248,597

 

 

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.


NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 260,445 2,171,265,591 157,156,665 3,356,985
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 26,514 598,717,653 13,548,552 360,928
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 7,018 483,738,159 4,900,168 116,974
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 3,666 435,370,702 1,990,351 43,255
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 313 3,600,696 210,421 5,399
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 422 11,538,609 273,148 6,769
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 446 3,861,873 355,417 8,985
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 2,171 29,366,279 2,070,831 52,566
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 14,628 96,019,705 7,223,780 199,547
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 6,807 42,140,252 3,115,945 94,620
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 7,371 52,645,811 3,922,157 100,412
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 450 1,233,642 185,678 4,515
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 2,273 16,510,214 988,954 27,375
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 2,595 2,449,575 435,650 17,032
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 14,133 71,428,120 6,515,745 163,709
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 6,124 27,797,696 2,682,686 65,755
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 3,206 11,377,255 974,961 27,595
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 2,918 16,420,441 1,707,725 38,160
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 8,009 43,630,424 3,833,059 97,954
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 837 3,648,572 330,902 8,814
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 1,531 10,533,580 736,116 19,043
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 3,121 19,077,910 1,768,626 40,884
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 2,520 10,370,362 997,415 29,213
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 17,845 115,506,859 9,233,842 228,914
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 8,722 75,237,563 5,454,378 135,058
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 1,892 19,158,111 839,711 20,303
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 1,457 14,253,200 925,538 24,276
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 5,373 41,826,252 3,689,129 90,479
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 3,592 14,998,551 1,244,788 31,022
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 1,682 6,615,402 643,526 15,841
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 1,232 3,146,258 374,064 10,070
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 678 5,236,891 227,198 5,111
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 2,484 15,454,832 1,354,503 31,450
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 3,047 9,815,913 1,180,173 31,384
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 622 1,596,169 264,819 7,788
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 37,416 406,445,349 41,221,694 710,154
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 1,134 20,925,793 1,229,612 22,017
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 5,843 36,098,162 5,767,031 134,459
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 13,760 232,520,267 22,176,606 316,614
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 11,358 217,790,355 19,648,737 282,813
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 4,103 89,702,359 5,124,504 82,684
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 7,255 128,087,996 14,524,233 200,129
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 2,402 14,729,912 2,527,869 33,801
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 4,807 14,461,067 1,847,940 47,912
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 2,794 10,468,712 1,144,963 29,862
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 2,013 3,992,355 702,977 18,050
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 7,851 80,381,871 7,728,521 127,962
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 6,871 74,274,459 6,888,592 111,983
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 980 6,107,412 839,929 15,979
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 1,397 6,931,539 896,176 26,013
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 2,624 15,126,650 1,575,808 35,177
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 408 3,749,403 328,381 9,761
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 2,216 11,377,247 1,247,427 25,416
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 10,962 117,454,774 6,561,703 147,703
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 10,434 108,103,507 6,354,603 143,980
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 8,633 84,426,278 5,269,390 121,093
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 5,901 56,540,934 4,329,465 99,962
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 2,732 27,885,344 939,925 21,131
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 1,801 23,677,229 1,085,213 22,887
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 1,197 18,452,483 830,160 17,995
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 604 5,224,746 255,053 4,892
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 528 9,351,267 207,100 3,723
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 313 7,370,057 136,920 2,455
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 215 1,981,210 70,180 1,268
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 33,306 322,377,337 29,521,935 509,252
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 13,284 82,228,457 7,432,036 163,797
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 3,055 59,830,490 2,202,148 45,621
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 16,967 180,318,390 19,887,751 299,834
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 7,644 78,308,516 9,943,641 152,403
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 9,323 102,009,874 9,944,110 147,431
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 19,094 84,577,986 8,763,641 209,741
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 6,841 32,826,422 3,223,052 81,734
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 5,371 22,866,958 2,517,203 59,881
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 5,492 23,795,090 2,469,596 54,953
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 1,390 5,089,516 553,790 13,173
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 64,811 297,936,999 30,113,741 704,774
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 5,035 47,574,705 3,993,859 88,670
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 8,710 40,314,213 3,152,320 95,951
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 6,016 21,098,205 2,013,714 65,738
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 1,913 8,714,852 651,665 17,633
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 781 10,501,156 486,941 12,580
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 31,272 113,607,776 14,694,415 319,091
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 1,091 4,507,400 563,016 11,942
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 3,652 11,975,106 1,581,010 35,757
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 1,531 5,250,331 552,539 12,881
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 2,121 6,724,775 1,028,471 22,876
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 11,108 37,448,708 4,882,026 104,602
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 3,172 12,229,759 1,381,636 29,858
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 4,096 15,226,149 2,410,126 58,162
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 2,817 10,159,114 1,129,793 25,825
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 5,336 22,061,540 2,746,808 52,945
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 11,063 51,382,359 4,467,115 107,632
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 1,145 2,606,658 377,062 9,999
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 2,102 9,773,404 766,354 18,681
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 1,493 3,584,424 486,706 12,588
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,542 7,639,891 703,672 16,930
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 1,425 6,183,340 760,632 16,715
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 3,356 21,594,642 1,372,689 32,719
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 5,660 16,772,588 1,992,708 55,503
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 1,360 3,016,058 433,150 14,968
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,984 5,596,751 831,630 21,873
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 569 3,819,456 232,094 5,734
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 1,747 4,340,323 495,834 12,928
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 3,071 28,285,358 1,813,324 37,927
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 1,928 24,104,508 1,308,509 25,989
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 687 2,097,514 256,257 6,453
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 456 2,083,336 248,558 5,485
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 36,364 156,820,514 11,675,812 321,810
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 5,517 22,846,482 1,912,687 51,794
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 2,886 19,182,762 1,396,732 34,162
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 7,098 28,580,509 2,657,851 82,918
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 2,465 12,439,139 1,040,769 30,239
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 1,759 8,725,435 922,465 26,247
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 706 3,713,704 118,304 3,992
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 1,282 5,152,280 541,603 16,485
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 3,351 10,989,090 1,075,479 36,194
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 8,289 33,026,804 1,925,662 50,094
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 7,801 26,969,532 1,822,530 47,647
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 488 6,057,272 103,132 2,447
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 12,574 53,183,957 3,782,880 102,842
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 567 2,664,202 202,925 5,110
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 1,682 6,164,462 292,272 8,093
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 3,481 16,128,630 997,397 28,291
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 1,880 16,294,719 836,849 22,760
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 1,051 12,056,920 531,463 14,573
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 829 4,237,799 305,386 8,187
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 1,251 1,982,976 386,369 10,826
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 3,713 9,948,968 1,067,068 27,762

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 142,661 1,980,329,666 92,564,262 2,272,823
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 13,395 114,410,461 8,162,837 208,974
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 1,839 34,446,174 1,544,423 27,981
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 6,887 34,477,603 3,616,045 115,373
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 4,669 45,486,684 3,002,369 65,620
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 7,729 386,857,851 13,795,017 233,856
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 3,873 184,687,648 3,694,621 79,660
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 3,856 202,170,203 10,100,396 154,196
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 17,758 118,346,385 8,770,360 207,115
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 4,417 16,382,519 1,383,683 34,768
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 3,269 13,586,482 1,062,956 25,484
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 1,148 2,796,037 320,727 9,284
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 4,472 34,053,052 2,446,726 66,189
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 7,144 46,834,782 3,543,461 79,193
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 1,725 21,076,032 1,396,490 26,965
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 35,650 511,438,047 27,851,835 761,492
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 3,204 115,342,867 5,455,851 133,592
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 571 9,507,496 385,345 11,937
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 111 13,916,806 379,512 9,318
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 2,522 91,918,565 4,690,994 112,337
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 3,629 66,097,512 3,607,395 94,880
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 2,564 37,498,945 1,901,939 46,738
4244301 Raw milk merchant wholesalers 135 5,076,331 66,529 1,701
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 2,429 32,422,614 1,835,410 45,037
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 748 8,063,834 413,425 13,767
4244401 Live poultry merchant wholesalers 37 149,897 13,657 477
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 711 7,913,937 399,768 13,290
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 2,307 32,004,123 1,257,565 38,928
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 2,515 11,933,530 703,564 22,476
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 2,913 34,212,985 1,585,660 45,065
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 5,397 49,684,878 3,578,045 110,575
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 12,373 156,599,373 9,348,391 255,471
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 1,646 7,282,291 596,646 16,708
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 2,803 20,845,266 1,364,885 40,455
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 2,887 36,203,173 3,715,030 104,818
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 848 11,083,852 441,618 10,919
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 439 3,091,053 180,697 4,407
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 3,750 78,093,738 3,049,515 78,164
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 7,563 103,402,280 2,072,366 64,800
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 5,415 85,592,588 1,693,537 50,239
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 1,100 7,094,581 119,086 7,841
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 1,048 10,715,111 259,743 6,720
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 196 1,603,598 46,045 1,233
4245902 Leaf tobacco merchant wholesalers 143 1,102,980 45,262 916
4245903 Wool, wool tops, & mohair merchant wholesalers 38 73,516 3,767 127
4245904 Cotton merchant wholesalers 202 5,832,037 82,779 1,761
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 14,594 115,554,263 7,229,694 141,373
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 3,436 28,792,084 1,699,233 36,477
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 11,158 86,762,179 5,530,461 104,896
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 1,413 4,810,811 612,390 13,453
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 8,052 321,246,536 4,315,099 104,916
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 4,836 209,981,353 2,823,304 70,164
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 4,661 207,039,648 2,718,649 67,669
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 3,579 41,567,670 1,587,413 47,530
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 1,082 165,471,978 1,131,236 20,139
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 175 2,941,705 104,655 2,495
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 3,216 111,265,183 1,491,795 34,752
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 4,332 87,559,539 7,348,778 162,730
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 2,561 44,348,597 4,126,770 101,032
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 1,771 43,210,942 3,222,008 61,698
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 33,588 221,514,304 13,018,276 387,567
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 7,688 53,754,438 2,925,400 78,830
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 5,005 23,808,321 1,539,573 44,847
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 2,683 29,946,117 1,385,827 33,983
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 3,464 30,896,829 2,416,771 76,072
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 4,854 10,039,094 1,588,029 59,954
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 1,618 84,754,030 2,009,650 58,857
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 2,312 10,067,892 912,112 22,360
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 13,652 32,002,021 3,166,314 91,494
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 4,526 9,010,358 1,187,836 33,781
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 2,353 8,582,018 704,650 18,215
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 448 981,844 131,222 3,583
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 6,325 13,427,801 1,142,606 35,915

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 32,415 483,159,855 9,932,153 248,597
42511 Business to business electronic markets 95 2,764,616 61,938 1,412
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 32,320 480,395,239 9,870,215 247,185
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 22,112 284,958,168 6,328,876 147,793
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 1,439 127,299,615 1,358,515 56,679
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 2,377 15,353,412 385,004 8,037
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 1,136 8,458,190 198,151 3,968
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 2,487 17,550,490 861,209 12,793
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 1,036 9,589,165 179,611 2,977
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 4,614 50,617,706 1,463,839 25,766
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 1,856 17,245,212 604,026 11,038
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 5,077 25,452,000 932,651 18,952
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 2,090 13,392,378 345,870 7,583
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 10,208 195,437,071 3,541,339 99,392
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 1,092 8,513,947 203,434 4,255
42512042 Drugs & druggists' sundries agents & brokers 292 5,554,011 205,840 6,854
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 1,830 11,600,088 327,093 6,473
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 2,996 121,357,730 2,028,670 53,156
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 923 22,919,460 199,219 15,586
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 887 4,578,104 123,477 2,342
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 156 6,377,165 66,072 746
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 141 1,950,170 56,999 1,097
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 1,891 12,586,396 330,535 8,883


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