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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 9,670 84,634,499 5,156,988 121,132
423 Durable goods merchant wholesalers 5,731 36,208,563 3,138,421 68,056
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 3,080 38,320,756 1,809,851 47,953
425 Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers 859 10,105,180 208,716 5,123

 

 

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 5,731 36,208,563 3,138,421 68,056
4231 Mtr vehicle & parts & supplies merchant wholesalers 504 5,236,632 189,633 5,815
42311 Automobile & other mtr vehicle merchant wholesalers 144 3,987,485 58,092 1,652
4231101 Automobile & motorcycle merchant wholesalers 83 D D (250-499)
4231102 Bus & RV merchant wholesalers 4 D D (20-99)
4231103 Light truck & van merchant wholesalers 8 D D (20-99)
4231104 Medium truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 9 D D (250-499)
4231105 Heavy truck & tractor merchant wholesalers 40 D D (500-999)
42312 Mtr vehicle supplies & new parts merchant wholesalers 273 1,114,879 110,564 3,557
4231201 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - wrehse dist 121 804,049 71,206 2,137
4231202 Mtr veh supp & new parts merchant wholesalers - jobbers 146 307,075 38,340 1,404
4231203 Petrol products marketing equip merchant wholesalers 6 3,755 1,018 16
42313 Tire & tube merchant wholesalers 37 D D (250-499)
42314 Motor vehicle parts (used) merchant wholesalers 50 D D (250-499)
4232 Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers 332 1,633,947 169,224 4,182
42321 Furniture merchant wholesalers 134 D D (1000-2499)
4232101 Household & lawn furniture merchant wholesalers 63 D D (500-999)
4232102 Office & business furniture merchant wholesalers 71 D D (500-999)
42322 Home furnishing merchant wholesalers 198 D D (2500-4999)
4232201 Household china & crockery merchant wholesalers 21 45,560 6,552 130
4232202 Linens, draperies, & curtains merchant wholesalers 30 D D (250-499)
4232203 Floor coverings merchant wholesalers 90 591,086 51,682 1,213
4232204 Other home furnishing merchant wholesalers 57 D D (500-999)
4233 Lumber & other const material merchant wholesalers 616 3,962,301 271,206 6,714
42331 Lumber, plywood, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 367 3,201,438 182,124 4,373
4233101 Lumber without yard merchant wholesalers 105 885,143 37,886 860
4233102 Lumber with yard merchant wholesalers 45 435,421 21,280 496
4233103 Plywood, millwork, & wood panel merchant wholesalers 217 1,880,874 122,958 3,017
42332 Brick, stone, & const material merchant wholesalers 98 267,278 34,633 878
4233201 Brick, block, tile, & sewer pipe merchant wholesalers 44 133,869 16,674 417
4233202 Sand, gravel, & stone merchant wholesalers 34 D D (250-499)
4233203 Cement, lime, & related products merchant wholesalers 20 D D (100-249)
42333 Roofing, siding, & insul mat merchant wholesalers 65 298,178 31,142 764
42339 Other construction material merchant wholesalers 86 195,407 23,307 699
4233901 Flat glass & other const glass merchant wholesalers 17 D D (100-249)
4234 Prof & commercial equip & supp merchant wholesalers 819 6,314,487 776,285 13,200
42341 Photo equip & supp merchant wholesalers 19 D D (100-249)
42342 Office equipment merchant wholesalers 115 520,713 103,043 2,470
42343 Comp & perphl equip & software merchant wholesalers 338 3,955,630 467,948 6,460
4234301 Computer & peripheral equip merchant wholesalers 258 3,592,868 385,809 5,250
42343011 Computer & perphl equip for resale merchant wholesalers 82 1,250,986 84,269 1,284
42343012 Computer & perphl equip for end use merchant wholesalers 176 2,341,882 301,540 3,966
4234302 Computer software (packaged) merchant wholesalers 80 362,762 82,139 1,210
42344 Other commercial equipment merchant wholesalers 127 313,994 38,723 1,032
4234401 Restaurant & hotel equip & supp merchant wholesalers 71 177,534 23,702 640
4234402 Store machines & equipment merchant wholesalers 56 136,460 15,021 392
42345 Med, dental, & hosp equip & supp merchant wholesalers 146 1,034,066 110,229 1,992
4234501 Surgical, medic, & hospital supp merchant wholesalers 124 913,582 85,745 1,559
4234502 Dental equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 22 120,484 24,484 433
42346 Ophthalmic goods merchant wholesalers 22 53,155 5,892 186
42349 Other professional equip & supp merchant wholesalers 52 D D (500-999)
4234901 Religious & school supplies merchant wholesalers 8 D D (250-499)
4234902 Srvyng & oth prof equip & supp merchant wholesalers 44 D D (250-499)
4235 Metal & mineral (exc petrol) merchant wholesalers 229 D D (2500-4999)
42351 Metal service centers & other metal merchant wholesalers 223 D D (2500-4999)
4235101 Ferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 174 D D (1000-2499)
42351011 Ferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 124 D D (1000-2499)
42351012 Ferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 50 D D (100-249)
4235102 Nonferrous metal serv ctrs & sales off merchant wholesalers 49 D D (500-999)
42351021 Nonferrous metal service centers merchant wholesalers 28 172,498 16,638 408
42351022 Nonferrous metal sales offices merchant wholesalers 21 D D (100-249)
42352 Coal & other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 6 D D (1-19)
4235201 Coal merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4235202 Other mineral & ore merchant wholesalers 4 D D (1-19)
4236 Electrical goods merchant wholesalers 702 5,466,938 536,179 9,560
42361 Elec appar & equip & wiring supp merchant wholesalers 310 1,447,258 154,886 3,516
42362 Electric appliance, TV & radio merchant wholesalers 68 580,038 39,437 906
42369 Other electronic parts & equip merchant wholesalers 324 3,439,642 341,856 5,138
4236901 Communications equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 149 1,785,881 130,771 1,976
4236902 Electr parts (exc comm equip) merchant wholesalers 175 1,653,761 211,085 3,162
4237 Hrdwr, plumb & heat equip & supp merchant wholesalers 443 1,630,891 181,491 4,586
42371 Hardware merchant wholesalers 161 541,007 57,578 1,610
42372 Plumbing & heating equip & supp merchant wholesalers 160 663,939 67,036 1,657
42373 Warm air heating & AC equip merchant wholesalers 92 336,070 43,180 980
42374 Refrigeration equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 30 89,875 13,697 339
4238 Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers 1,333 5,278,373 575,306 13,377
42381 Const & mining machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 132 688,136 73,807 1,570
42382 Farm & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 161 543,413 60,345 1,829
4238201 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 113 362,573 43,981 1,361
4238202 Farm machinery & equip merchant wholesalers - whsle dist 35 89,651 9,190 274
4238203 Lawn & garden machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 13 91,189 7,174 194
42383 Industrial machinery & equipment merchant wholesalers 565 2,001,491 248,163 5,326
4238301 Food-processing mach & equipment merchant wholesalers 25 60,108 8,060 165
4238302 Hydrlc & pneumatic mach & equip merchant wholesalers 72 175,315 25,088 604
42383021 Hydrlc & pneumatic pmps & motors merchant wholesalers 33 64,461 9,235 238
42383022 Hydrlc & pneumatic parts & supp merchant wholesalers 39 110,854 15,853 366
4238303 General-purpose ind mach & equip merchant wholesalers 217 1,206,555 123,918 2,485
4238304 Metalworking machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 49 112,449 14,596 346
4238305 Materials handling equipment merchant wholesalers 82 260,437 46,919 1,049
4238306 Oil well/refinery mach & equip merchant wholesalers 13 D D (1-19)
4238307 Oth industrial machinery & equip merchant wholesalers 107 D D (500-999)
42384 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 208 721,524 67,935 1,909
4238401 General-line industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 20 39,973 4,910 125
4238402 Mechanical power transmsn supp merchant wholesalers 38 126,346 10,315 256
4238403 Welding supplies merchant wholesalers 32 73,128 7,641 175
4238404 Industrial containers & supplies merchant wholesalers 22 241,042 12,388 532
4238405 Industrial valves & fittings merchant wholesalers 33 113,750 16,536 291
4238406 Other industrial supplies merchant wholesalers 63 127,285 16,145 530
42385 Service estab equipment & supp merchant wholesalers 125 212,640 31,600 938
4238501 Beauty & barber equip & supp merchant wholesalers 40 41,325 7,999 294
4238502 Custodial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 34 67,108 9,094 264
4238503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment merchant wholesalers 15 26,570 3,551 100
4238504 Other service estab equip & supp merchant wholesalers 36 77,637 10,956 280
42386 Trans equip & supp (exc mtr veh) merchant wholesalers 142 1,111,169 93,456 1,805
4238601 Aircraft & aeronautical equip merchant wholesalers 79 941,911 68,533 1,245
4238602 Marine machinery, equip, & supp merchant wholesalers 51 145,703 22,403 492
4238603 Other trans equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers 12 23,555 2,520 68
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 753 D D (5000-9999)
42391 Sporting & rec goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 176 840,606 90,106 2,259
42392 Toy & hobby goods & supplies merchant wholesalers 84 D D (1000-2499)
42393 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 147 420,058 51,137 1,508
4239301 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - processors & dealers 29 118,808 13,571 359
42393011 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (power) processors 21 115,484 12,994 334
42393012 Iron & steel scrap merchant wholesalers - (nonpower) dealers 8 3,324 577 25
4239302 Recyclable paper & paperboard merchant wholesalers 46 167,793 17,613 498
4239303 Other recyclable materials merchant wholesalers 72 133,457 19,953 651
42394 Jewelry, watch, prec stone, & prec metal merchant wholesalers 73 D D (250-499)
4239401 Jewelry, watch, prec stone & silverware merchant wholesalers 66 D D (250-499)
4239402 Precious metal (except ore) merchant wholesalers 7 D D (1-19)
42399 Other misc durable goods merchant wholesalers 273 D D (1000-2499)
4239901 Musical instruments & supplies merchant wholesalers 9 D D (20-99)
4239902 Forest products (exc lumber) merchant wholesalers 62 1,318,815 24,911 376
4239903 General merch (durable goods) merchant wholesalers 73 177,584 17,629 481
4239904 Prerecorded media merchant wholesalers 37 133,837 4,914 171
42399041 CDs, audio tapes, & records merchant wholesalers 15 D D (20-99)
42399042 Prerecorded video tapes merchant wholesalers 22 D D (20-99)
4239905 Fire safety equipment merchant wholesalers 27 D D (250-499)
4239906 Other durable goods merchant wholesalers 65 D D (250-499)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
424 Nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 3,080 38,320,756 1,809,851 47,953
4241 Paper & paper product merchant wholesalers 260 3,020,848 160,426 3,768
42411 Printing & writing paper merchant wholesalers 31 1,763,840 42,663 745
42412 Stationery & office supplies merchant wholesalers 127 535,422 60,642 1,706
42413 Industrial & personal serv paper merchant wholesalers 102 721,586 57,121 1,317
4242 Drugs & druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 146 6,336,121 118,474 2,284
4242101 General-line drugs merchant wholesalers 78 4,459,055 38,618 1,068
4242102 Specialty-line drugs merchant wholesalers 68 1,877,066 79,856 1,216
4243 Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers 216 1,427,010 116,335 3,162
42431 Piece goods, notions, oth dry gd merchant wholesalers 51 D D (250-499)
4243101 Piece goods merchant wholesalers - jobbers 35 52,883 8,530 193
4243102 Notions & other dry goods merchant wholesalers 16 D D (100-249)
42432 Men's & boys' clothing & access merchant wholesalers 77 983,856 73,711 2,145
42433 Women's & child clthng & access merchant wholesalers 64 139,455 12,209 313
42434 Footwear merchant wholesalers 24 D D (250-499)
4244 Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers 997 14,506,397 818,590 22,409
42441 General line grocery merchant wholesalers 70 2,519,434 172,712 3,793
4244101 Gen line groc merchant whsle - voluntary group 15 44,266 3,197 116
4244102 Gen line groc merchant whsle - retail co-op 5 D D (20-99)
4244103 Other general line groc merchant wholesalers 50 D D (2500-4999)
42442 Packaged frozen food merchant wholesalers 165 3,064,817 87,440 1,939
42443 Dairy prod (exc dried/canned) merchant wholesalers 56 1,500,887 37,644 1,187
4244302 Dairy prod (exc raw milk) merchant wholesalers 56 1,500,887 37,644 1,187
42444 Poultry & poultry prod merchant wholesalers 9 D D (100-249)
4244401 Live poultry merchant wholesalers 1 D D (1-19)
4244402 Poultry & pltry prods (exc live) merchant wholesalers 8 D D (100-249)
42445 Confectionery merchant wholesalers 51 434,066 11,899 403
42446 Fish & seafood merchant wholesalers 127 1,008,705 40,149 1,044
42447 Meat & meat product merchant wholesalers 62 510,708 24,768 631
42448 Fresh fruit & vegetable merchant wholesalers 171 1,946,244 177,517 6,563
42449 Other grocery & related products merchant wholesalers 286 D D (5000-9999)
4244901 Coffee, tea, & spice merchant wholesalers 54 135,831 22,545 709
4244902 Bread & baked goods merchant wholesalers 50 459,965 33,056 941
4244903 Soft drinks merchant wholesalers 61 635,635 80,152 1,905
4244904 Canned goods merchant wholesalers 22 481,515 27,326 778
4244905 Food & beverage basic material merchant wholesalers 7 14,021 3,374 54
4244906 Other grocery specialties merchant wholesalers 92 D D (1000-2499)
4245 Farm products raw materials merchant wholesalers 172 1,880,577 34,698 1,013
42451 Grain & field bean merchant wholesalers 153 1,858,689 32,973 907
42452 Livestock merchant wholesalers 7 7,952 788 66
42459 Other farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers 12 13,936 937 40
4245901 Hides, skins, & pelts merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4245903 Wool, wool tops, & mohair merchant wholesalers 2 D D (1-19)
4246 Chemicals & allied products merchant wholesalers 244 1,025,201 86,732 1,893
42461 Plastics materials & basic forms merchant wholesalers 56 330,350 18,437 486
42469 Other chemicals & allied prods merchant wholesalers 188 694,851 68,295 1,407
4246901 Industrial gases (exc LP) merchant wholesalers 14 38,930 6,866 136
4247 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers 128 4,319,386 68,941 1,866
42471 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 82 3,636,452 46,210 1,275
4247101 Petrol bulk stations & term (exc LP) 78 D D (1000-2499)
42471011 Petroleum bulk stations (exc LP) 66 D D (1000-2499)
42471012 Petroleum bulk terminals (exc LP) 12 D D (100-249)
4247102 LP bulk stations & terminals 4 D D (20-99)
42472 Petrol & petrol prod merchant wholesalers (exc bulk) 46 682,934 22,731 591
4248 Beer, wine, & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 95 D D (2500-4999)
42481 Beer & ale merchant wholesalers 56 776,579 92,177 2,528
42482 Wine & alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 39 D D (1000-2499)
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 822 D D (5000-9999)
42491 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers 214 1,211,831 73,526 2,125
4249101 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - farm dealers 142 453,809 37,483 1,110
4249102 Farm supplies merchant wholesalers - whsle distributors 72 758,022 36,043 1,015
42492 Book, periodical, & newspaper merchant wholesalers 100 296,950 32,219 951
42493 Flowers & florists' supplies merchant wholesalers 136 277,491 43,879 1,463
42494 Tobacco & tobacco product merchant wholesalers 26 1,806,113 34,798 986
42495 Paint, varnish, & supp merchant wholesalers 61 124,423 16,525 429
42499 Other misc nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 285 D D (1000-2499)
4249901 Art goods merchant wholesalers 108 337,238 25,050 807
4249902 General merch (nondurable goods) merchant wholesalers 43 D D (250-499)
4249903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap merchant wholesalers 7 14,811 2,207 51
4249904 Other nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 127 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 859 10,105,180 208,716 5,123
42511 Business to business electronic markets 4 D D (1-19)
42512 Wholesale trade agents & brokers 855 D D (5000-9999)
4251203 Agents & brokers, durable goods 615 6,421,304 136,932 3,206
42512031 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies agents & brokers 31 2,163,574 24,749 921
42512032 Furniture & home furnishings agents & brokers 83 563,251 13,564 276
42512033 Lumber & other construction materials agents & brokers 34 203,972 4,706 124
42512034 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies agents & brokers 57 302,855 19,039 260
42512035 Metal & mineral (exc petroleum) agents & brokers 14 64,586 1,633 34
42512036 Electrical & electronic goods agents & brokers 134 1,215,961 30,398 638
42512037 Hardware, plumbing, & heating equipment & supp agents & brokers 53 468,508 14,433 316
42512038 Machinery, equipment, & supplies agents & brokers 131 1,100,097 19,839 432
42512039 Miscellaneous durable goods agents & brokers 78 338,500 8,571 205
4251204 Agents & brokers, nondurable goods 240 D D (1000-2499)
42512041 Paper & paper products agents & brokers 29 155,339 3,191 99
42512042 Drugs & druggists' sundries agents & brokers 7 43,165 1,081 19
42512043 Apparel, piece goods, & notions agents & brokers 31 214,140 6,429 110
42512044 Grocery & related products agents & brokers 101 2,803,946 49,663 1,280
42512045 Farm products raw materials agents & brokers 11 186,090 2,908 173
42512046 Chemical & allied products agents & brokers 9 38,211 600 17
42512047 Petroleum & petroleum products agents & brokers 2 D D (1-19)
42512048 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage agents & brokers 3 D D (20-99)
42512049 Miscellaneous nondurable goods agents & brokers 47 125,871 5,295 166


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