1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Alabama


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Wholesale Trade by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
More
data
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  42 Wholesale trade 6,315 40,986,328 2,394,682 79,229
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 4,403 21,329,648 1,529,826 47,620
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,912 19,656,680 864,856 31,609

 

 

Wholesale Trade by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. 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
42 Wholesale trade 6,315 40,986,328 2,394,682 79,229
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 4,403 21,329,648 1,529,826 47,620
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 530 2,962,352 144,205 5,769
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 182 1,952,905 67,884 2,550
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 104 1,135,127 20,075 1,137
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 13 44,350 2,913 84
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 54 727,345 43,148 1,264
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 173 808,834 52,320 2,046
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 69 D D (1000-2499)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 86 434,760 21,712 846
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 32 D D (250-499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 143 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 155 409,360 48,665 1,782
42121 Furniture whsle 77 178,359 23,450 954
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 43 78,513 7,717 514
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 34 99,846 15,733 440
42122 Home furnishings whsle 78 231,001 25,215 828
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 12 21,429 1,375 52
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 32 124,801 9,774 330
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 28 67,338 12,451 399
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 317 2,022,682 104,573 3,465
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 181 1,432,137 66,133 2,162
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 73 507,554 17,032 457
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 53 456,585 29,801 1,093
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 55 467,998 19,300 612
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 55 387,275 22,780 747
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 19 144,760 14,200 483
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 21 40,098 4,757 171
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 15 202,417 3,823 93
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 32 93,676 5,968 157
42139 Other construction materials whsle 49 109,594 9,692 399
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 42 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 496 1,693,947 214,378 6,048
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 8 5,437 782 29
42142 Office equipment whsle 127 354,292 68,669 2,103
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 142 580,751 72,221 1,667
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 121 558,136 67,715 1,532
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 29 154,111 11,475 349
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 92 404,025 56,240 1,183
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 21 22,615 4,506 135
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 52 112,892 17,552 583
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 25 54,718 7,322 228
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 27 58,174 10,230 355
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 128 542,688 44,375 1,294
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 119 515,265 38,760 1,161
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 9 27,423 5,615 133
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 10 9,018 1,193 71
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 29 88,869 9,586 301
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 12 62,647 6,765 211
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 17 26,222 2,821 90
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 250 3,403,486 160,332 4,528
42151 Metal service centers & offices 222 2,962,292 153,295 4,282
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 195 2,360,101 140,704 3,904
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 134 1,371,550 126,923 3,585
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 61 988,551 13,781 319
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 27 602,191 12,591 378
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 22 D D (250-499)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 5 D D (20-99)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 28 441,194 7,037 246
4215201 Coal whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 486 3,373,011 167,424 4,073
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 191 965,471 62,941 1,662
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 43 473,739 11,837 469
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 252 1,933,801 92,646 1,942
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 95 549,243 41,596 875
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 157 1,384,558 51,050 1,067
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 357 1,254,770 114,005 3,722
42171 Hardware whsle 142 506,770 57,306 1,871
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 63 358,288 20,049 707
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 123 334,554 27,473 858
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 29 55,158 9,177 286
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,239 4,115,605 429,375 12,599
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 100 915,690 96,234 2,459
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 171 410,474 30,898 1,424
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 122 279,939 20,633 997
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 38 102,827 6,458 275
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 11 27,708 3,807 152
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 514 1,485,091 167,089 4,497
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 18 43,978 3,376 103
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 75 192,407 25,340 634
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 32 93,046 12,360 323
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 43 99,361 12,980 311
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 173 516,236 57,951 1,602
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 56 172,461 17,242 446
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 82 205,735 30,017 853
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 20 49,875 5,648 157
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 90 304,399 27,515 702
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 334 1,016,681 102,191 3,046
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 48 81,936 10,452 337
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 61 345,505 20,506 532
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 66 164,209 20,807 640
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 23 49,360 4,885 168
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 32 154,095 22,494 617
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 104 221,576 23,047 752
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 93 187,108 24,340 910
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 17 22,986 4,986 236
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 27 35,100 6,244 236
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 8 48,227 2,559 62
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 41 80,795 10,551 376
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 27 100,561 8,623 263
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 573 2,094,435 146,869 5,634
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 85 435,422 20,462 725
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 20 128,175 15,333 768
42193 Recyclable material whsle 170 778,065 65,271 2,388
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 85 502,015 35,189 1,334
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 56 295,293 30,204 1,170
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 29 206,722 4,985 164
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 25 46,221 5,926 320
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 60 229,829 24,156 734
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 37 39,243 4,535 179
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 36 D D (100-249)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 261 713,530 41,268 1,574
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 167 561,211 30,432 1,080
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 39 50,491 3,353 169
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 12 48,569 2,089 91
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 12 12,870 1,856 72
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 23 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,912 19,656,680 864,856 31,609
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 199 635,254 75,319 2,368
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 22 106,751 10,876 294
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 122 235,499 30,013 997
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 55 293,004 34,430 1,077
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 93 4,090,242 75,779 2,433
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 31 1,552,284 36,512 1,605
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 62 2,537,958 39,267 828
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 126 1,252,287 62,550 2,249
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 31 D D (100-249)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 21 D D (100-249)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 43 D D (1000-2499)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 36 D D (250-499)
42234 Footwear whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 440 6,030,784 313,930 11,333
42241 General-line grocery whsle 47 1,542,742 41,473 1,385
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 46 D D (1000-2499)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 48 834,797 45,577 1,413
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 28 140,070 8,192 280
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 27 D D (250-499)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 21 137,687 3,477 231
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 21 137,687 3,477 231
42245 Confectionery whsle 49 285,815 35,911 977
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 43 89,680 6,197 732
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 32 283,274 12,903 674
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 42 D D (500-999)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 130 D D (2500-4999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 20 52,554 6,560 188
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 19 166,301 17,643 634
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 43 455,283 65,848 2,258
4224904 Canned goods whsle 9 211,956 3,975 168
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 2 D D (1-19)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 37 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 96 1,150,947 20,909 1,114
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 20 145,379 3,929 129
42252 Livestock whsle 30 357,590 4,643 502
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 46 647,978 12,337 483
4225904 Cotton whsle 16 579,599 7,408 175
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 30 68,379 4,929 308
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 185 945,016 51,038 1,290
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 29 70,667 6,429 235
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 156 874,349 44,609 1,055
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 24 32,762 5,930 127
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 132 841,587 38,679 928
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 294 3,134,138 78,021 3,152
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 211 2,691,256 62,168 2,550
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 204 2,674,682 61,434 2,520
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 175 1,316,271 52,096 2,221
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 29 1,358,411 9,338 299
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 7 16,574 734 30
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 83 442,882 15,853 602
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 69 657,160 61,510 2,145
42281 Beer & ale whsle 46 496,995 45,636 1,645
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 23 160,165 15,874 500
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 13 D D (250-499)
4228202 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage (State operated) whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 410 1,760,852 125,800 5,525
42291 Farm supplies whsle 150 652,047 35,580 1,371
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 107 309,065 15,922 630
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 43 342,982 19,658 741
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 40 167,389 26,000 1,130
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 66 126,449 18,475 997
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 21 679,685 26,483 1,251
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 40 44,408 5,443 180
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 93 90,874 13,819 596
4229901 Art goods whsle 32 27,074 3,732 166
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 15 10,676 1,877 73
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 46 53,124 8,210 357
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

Top: subsector table All-sector table
Data in formats for downloading
Publications (page images) including city data PDF

Source: 1997 Economic Census

Last modified: 2/ 6/01   Questions?