1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
California


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.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  42 Wholesale trade 57,841 548,864,451 29,874,996 757,294
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 36,033 349,273,601 19,717,662 459,428
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 21,808 199,590,850 10,157,334 297,866

 

 

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 57,841 548,864,451 29,874,996 757,294
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 36,033 349,273,601 19,717,662 459,428
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 3,363 72,694,306 1,353,467 42,223
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 697 61,306,513 560,963 15,066
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 434 42,390,150 370,425 9,625
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 38 424,352 19,853 532
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 42 16,731,710 29,407 751
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 39 514,734 27,612 883
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 144 1,245,567 113,666 3,275
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 1,704 9,264,693 608,046 19,835
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 774 5,063,696 327,681 10,713
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 877 4,047,610 266,450 8,687
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 53 153,387 13,915 435
42113 Tire & tube whsle 189 1,469,173 76,250 2,034
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 773 653,927 108,208 5,288
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 2,179 10,213,556 759,919 24,474
42121 Furniture whsle 891 4,217,759 343,926 10,151
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 507 1,876,958 128,727 4,792
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 384 2,340,801 215,199 5,359
42122 Home furnishings whsle 1,288 5,995,797 415,993 14,323
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 256 1,318,097 66,180 2,317
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 285 1,458,984 107,777 4,174
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 288 1,869,485 118,958 3,423
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 459 1,349,231 123,078 4,409
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 1,371 7,042,209 497,255 14,899
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 594 4,441,791 257,619 7,489
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 128 579,120 26,168 677
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 149 1,335,265 89,294 2,919
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 317 2,527,406 142,157 3,893
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 347 993,739 99,977 3,101
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 151 313,698 31,098 1,358
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 106 250,306 34,049 952
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 90 429,735 34,830 791
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 110 645,052 48,424 1,382
42139 Other construction materials whsle 320 961,627 91,235 2,927
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 85 218,974 23,690 774
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 235 742,653 67,545 2,153
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 6,807 88,096,897 5,791,110 119,598
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 243 3,219,977 180,227 3,923
42142 Office equipment whsle 761 5,723,349 683,918 19,014
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 3,509 69,305,890 3,751,949 68,624
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 2,933 66,756,415 3,320,356 60,321
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 1,639 49,414,009 1,532,194 32,176
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 1,294 17,342,406 1,788,162 28,145
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 576 2,549,475 431,593 8,303
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 578 1,385,333 165,538 4,701
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 337 939,421 98,325 2,962
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 241 445,912 67,213 1,739
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 1,113 5,902,994 686,710 14,881
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 967 5,412,284 615,681 12,927
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 146 490,710 71,029 1,954
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 266 942,564 131,493 3,909
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 337 1,616,790 191,275 4,546
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 40 116,768 16,401 483
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 297 1,500,022 174,874 4,063
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 1,265 11,621,497 661,451 17,519
42151 Metal service centers & offices 1,226 10,012,933 642,661 17,148
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 910 7,517,872 459,309 12,578
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 635 5,720,641 408,996 11,233
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 275 1,797,231 50,313 1,345
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 316 2,495,061 183,352 4,570
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 209 2,010,763 162,748 4,021
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 107 484,298 20,604 549
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 39 1,608,564 18,790 371
4215201 Coal whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 28 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 6,054 82,879,142 5,126,069 94,051
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 1,611 9,973,260 860,006 19,208
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 656 10,729,126 409,081 9,839
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 3,787 62,176,756 3,856,982 65,004
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 1,170 15,564,761 1,581,587 25,869
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 2,617 46,611,995 2,275,395 39,135
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 2,244 11,047,274 946,696 24,582
42171 Hardware whsle 1,224 6,140,560 530,162 14,715
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 471 2,896,140 184,815 4,965
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 374 1,418,645 148,279 3,356
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 175 591,929 83,440 1,546
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 7,069 30,363,393 2,695,641 66,987
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 381 2,028,065 210,260 4,977
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 596 2,168,541 215,935 6,436
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 287 895,911 111,488 3,497
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 234 899,922 71,010 2,036
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 75 372,708 33,437 903
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 3,414 12,155,771 1,246,595 29,780
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 158 502,152 51,201 1,218
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 394 1,033,207 140,861 3,558
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 178 364,166 48,400 1,268
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 216 669,041 92,461 2,290
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 1,147 4,006,544 377,945 9,314
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 405 1,913,559 167,132 3,504
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 421 1,550,319 222,300 5,556
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 196 594,895 48,146 1,137
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 693 2,555,095 239,010 5,493
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 1,458 8,874,236 539,234 13,555
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 210 608,849 82,749 1,811
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 237 908,501 81,747 2,102
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 211 374,783 51,535 1,538
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 247 1,848,260 81,297 2,378
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 142 650,021 64,396 1,375
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 411 4,483,822 177,510 4,351
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 611 1,627,190 205,617 6,049
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 134 D D (1000-2499)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 199 556,023 77,213 2,341
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 64 400,097 40,037 893
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 214 D D (1000-2499)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 609 3,509,590 278,000 6,190
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 441 2,921,190 215,773 4,546
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 121 357,609 46,383 1,302
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 47 230,791 15,844 342
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 5,681 35,315,327 1,886,054 55,095
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 982 4,775,654 320,937 9,142
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 707 5,543,014 328,736 8,197
42193 Recyclable material whsle 1,000 4,549,177 344,894 13,710
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 265 897,603 73,285 2,667
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 152 655,589 53,011 1,843
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 113 242,014 20,274 824
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 213 1,259,181 92,491 3,367
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 522 2,392,393 179,118 7,676
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 1,245 6,106,548 263,250 8,134
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 1,149 3,312,276 238,442 7,439
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 96 2,794,272 24,808 695
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 1,747 14,340,934 628,237 15,912
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 89 675,387 42,527 915
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 139 532,256 27,013 882
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 592 4,380,335 92,392 2,825
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 474 7,604,966 345,865 8,333
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 267 3,545,816 217,883 5,613
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 207 4,059,150 127,982 2,720
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 91 137,484 15,836 563
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 362 1,010,506 104,604 2,394
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 21,808 199,590,850 10,157,334 297,866
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 1,860 13,718,503 976,973 31,162
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 297 3,646,475 166,363 3,863
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 902 4,517,322 451,571 19,180
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 661 5,554,706 359,039 8,119
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 1,208 19,203,258 906,353 21,029
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 492 8,381,637 312,975 8,057
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 716 10,821,621 593,378 12,972
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 4,139 17,190,997 1,180,529 36,723
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 1,085 4,289,130 260,978 8,387
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 800 3,614,191 189,692 5,752
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 285 674,939 71,286 2,635
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 980 5,357,123 374,029 10,793
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 1,726 5,182,485 406,868 14,272
42234 Footwear whsle 348 2,362,259 138,654 3,271
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 6,057 77,237,540 3,745,139 114,487
42241 General-line grocery whsle 681 13,537,269 565,102 15,954
4224101 General-line grocery whsle, voluntary group 23 117,871 8,498 274
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 25 D D (500-999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 633 D D (10k-24999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 539 9,882,185 356,472 10,865
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 341 3,796,852 170,726 4,934
4224301 Raw milk whsle 16 124,428 2,021 55
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 325 3,672,424 168,705 4,879
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 131 1,868,955 65,787 2,136
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 127 D D (1000-2499)
42245 Confectionery whsle 287 2,790,796 225,059 7,132
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 299 1,904,491 94,378 3,449
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 424 5,646,802 231,530 7,334
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 1,248 14,080,884 803,907 26,126
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 2,107 23,729,306 1,232,178 36,557
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 273 1,664,230 103,277 3,395
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 439 2,486,447 199,210 7,856
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 248 2,545,613 309,199 8,793
4224904 Canned goods whsle 280 4,615,557 170,031 3,973
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 111 884,233 41,702 1,187
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 756 11,533,226 408,759 11,353
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 339 5,346,807 102,744 3,628
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 141 2,349,744 47,824 1,361
42252 Livestock whsle 63 626,244 7,732 805
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 135 2,370,819 47,188 1,462
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 36 388,626 9,992 386
4225904 Cotton whsle 23 1,577,390 15,081 361
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 68 396,199 21,462 695
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 1,606 9,299,726 690,766 16,760
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 554 3,425,937 210,821 5,514
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 1,052 5,873,789 479,945 11,246
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 105 271,725 45,374 1,283
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 947 5,602,064 434,571 9,963
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 736 25,932,475 403,276 9,657
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 486 20,230,692 296,808 7,526
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 462 19,972,262 286,267 7,290
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 359 5,026,859 142,828 4,495
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 103 14,945,403 143,439 2,795
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 24 258,430 10,541 236
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 250 5,701,783 106,468 2,131
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 473 9,679,876 688,086 17,370
42281 Beer & ale whsle 190 3,749,530 349,183 9,815
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 283 5,930,346 338,903 7,555
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 283 5,930,346 338,903 7,555
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 5,390 21,981,668 1,463,468 47,050
42291 Farm supplies whsle 633 4,181,839 272,598 6,817
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 287 1,434,638 129,598 3,287
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 346 2,747,201 143,000 3,530
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 587 5,963,855 369,311 9,963
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 615 1,027,890 127,434 5,962
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 93 3,786,994 109,309 3,420
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 250 1,127,035 91,674 2,520
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 3,212 5,894,055 493,142 18,368
4229901 Art goods whsle 931 1,916,319 189,600 6,505
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 736 1,797,965 129,025 4,729
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 105 135,564 10,654 390
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 1,440 2,044,207 163,863 6,744
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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