1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Los Angeles County, CA


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 21,474 177,244,909 9,450,364 259,217
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 12,396 102,900,379 5,662,392 147,293
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 9,078 74,344,530 3,787,972 111,924

 

 

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 21,474 177,244,909 9,450,364 259,217
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 12,396 102,900,379 5,662,392 147,293
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 1,192 16,415,268 450,902 13,465
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 220 11,620,874 155,295 3,531
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 148 10,998,510 116,588 2,212
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 16 D D (250-499)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 11 D D (250-499)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 36 D D (500-999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 684 4,055,031 235,867 7,400
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 310 2,227,824 122,781 3,653
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 364 1,782,397 109,367 3,626
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 10 44,810 3,719 121
42113 Tire & tube whsle 61 D D (500-999)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 227 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 951 4,812,129 326,019 10,826
42121 Furniture whsle 375 1,841,320 127,309 4,152
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 233 1,014,691 71,251 2,586
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 142 826,629 56,058 1,566
42122 Home furnishings whsle 576 2,970,809 198,710 6,674
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 124 472,252 32,771 1,191
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 121 813,578 59,816 1,998
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 127 1,113,340 52,691 1,500
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 204 571,639 53,432 1,985
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 380 1,573,397 129,957 3,846
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 143 889,021 59,663 1,669
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 19 D D (20-99)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 41 D D (500-999)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 83 465,328 29,186 816
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 102 306,753 28,379 948
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 36 72,791 6,857 326
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 37 91,436 10,559 337
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 29 142,526 10,963 285
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 109 D D (500-999)
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 31 69,586 8,395 252
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 78 D D (500-999)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,984 18,705,607 1,200,625 28,268
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 115 1,661,588 79,844 1,861
42142 Office equipment whsle 197 1,287,450 177,274 4,564
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 962 12,846,363 602,591 13,578
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 843 D D (10k-24999)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 523 9,435,752 283,003 7,658
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 320 D D (5000-9999)
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 119 D D (500-999)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 202 594,830 70,949 1,826
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 122 369,151 38,460 1,138
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 80 225,679 32,489 688
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 331 1,554,359 178,401 3,905
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 294 D D (2500-4999)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 37 D D (500-999)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 109 417,018 51,694 1,597
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 68 343,999 39,872 937
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 57 D D (500-999)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 493 D D (5000-9999)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 478 5,423,313 333,696 8,520
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 333 3,960,642 214,533 5,684
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 241 3,162,814 192,324 5,074
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 92 797,828 22,209 610
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 145 1,462,671 119,163 2,836
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 99 1,226,993 106,493 2,547
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 46 235,678 12,670 289
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4215201 Coal whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 1,881 19,224,263 1,073,763 25,616
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 492 2,725,490 223,861 5,664
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 316 4,807,706 192,032 5,371
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 1,073 11,691,067 657,870 14,581
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 334 2,437,429 210,989 4,748
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 739 9,253,638 446,881 9,833
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 753 3,791,600 333,359 9,607
42171 Hardware whsle 478 2,363,572 217,749 6,485
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 140 922,433 59,343 1,781
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 89 341,822 38,209 844
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 46 163,773 18,058 497
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 2,107 10,442,540 895,793 22,044
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 84 404,793 37,240 867
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 48 373,347 25,061 593
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 23 216,816 12,441 258
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 16 D D (250-499)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 1,065 4,110,588 442,101 10,840
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 43 139,516 15,554 394
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 114 309,616 40,041 1,100
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 50 134,795 15,806 408
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 64 174,821 24,235 692
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 370 1,395,410 135,958 3,412
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 143 719,166 73,177 1,617
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 128 568,204 85,611 2,102
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 51 142,348 11,386 262
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 216 836,328 80,374 1,953
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 461 2,895,148 186,748 5,042
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 63 D D (500-999)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 69 328,457 32,453 826
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 55 109,509 14,043 414
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 76 452,680 29,344 952
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 52 187,342 21,326 547
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 146 D D (1000-2499)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 172 422,147 55,199 1,686
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 44 121,974 21,008 575
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 49 115,194 13,962 434
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 31 118,868 10,815 374
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 48 66,111 9,414 303
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 277 2,236,517 149,444 3,016
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 228 2,063,022 135,225 2,666
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 35 D D (100-249)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 2,655 D D (10k-24999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 308 1,126,735 81,217 2,611
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 367 3,731,532 200,158 4,715
42193 Recyclable material whsle 347 2,011,174 128,563 5,014
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 98 D D (500-999)
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 53 D D (500-999)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 45 D D (250-499)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 71 D D (1000-2499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 178 D D (2500-4999)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 814 D D (5000-9999)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 766 D D (2500-4999)
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 48 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 819 D D (5000-9999)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 40 D D (500-999)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 34 D D (100-249)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 269 3,030,259 47,338 1,230
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 275 5,512,134 209,781 4,111
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 138 D D (1000-2499)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 137 D D (1000-2499)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 24 49,226 3,643 109
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 177 D D (1000-2499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 9,078 74,344,530 3,787,972 111,924
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 639 3,681,633 328,905 8,665
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 96 1,222,482 70,320 1,610
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 289 1,071,004 120,003 3,802
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 254 1,388,147 138,582 3,253
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 469 5,631,333 309,738 7,705
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 192 3,238,769 104,752 2,955
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 277 2,392,564 204,986 4,750
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 2,856 11,952,800 779,562 24,494
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 795 3,329,103 184,156 6,212
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 587 2,785,826 128,342 4,141
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 208 543,277 55,814 2,071
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 616 3,617,689 240,934 6,556
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 1,238 3,698,824 273,928 9,785
42234 Footwear whsle 207 1,307,184 80,544 1,941
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 2,021 27,100,121 1,332,574 41,401
42241 General-line grocery whsle 248 5,041,817 239,552 6,408
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 12 D D (500-999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 228 4,205,535 200,313 5,723
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 211 4,446,688 153,481 5,299
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 81 1,652,454 58,112 1,723
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 80 D D (1000-2499)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 43 700,336 26,711 927
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 39 D D (500-999)
42245 Confectionery whsle 100 771,146 69,765 2,471
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 140 1,023,551 46,705 1,516
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 187 2,704,105 105,816 3,575
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 344 3,912,615 248,607 7,794
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 667 6,847,409 383,825 11,688
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 81 449,699 29,274 1,061
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 109 495,796 56,211 2,445
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 62 851,988 95,011 2,711
4224904 Canned goods whsle 102 1,172,367 57,227 1,581
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 40 263,042 16,096 405
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 273 3,614,517 130,006 3,485
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 68 758,934 16,946 478
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 15 261,183 5,914 180
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 46 D D (250-499)
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 22 D D (100-249)
4225904 Cotton whsle 3 D D (1-19)
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 559 2,797,004 242,731 6,619
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 188 1,088,692 74,167 2,067
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 371 1,708,312 168,564 4,552
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 20 56,622 10,132 286
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 351 1,651,690 158,432 4,266
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 166 12,567,698 128,983 2,720
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 91 10,018,059 96,065 1,946
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 87 D D (1000-2499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 60 D D (1000-2499)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 27 D D (500-999)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 75 2,549,639 32,918 774
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 99 2,942,772 217,562 5,118
42281 Beer & ale whsle 40 1,186,195 103,262 2,552
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 59 1,756,577 114,300 2,566
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 59 1,756,577 114,300 2,566
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 2,201 6,912,235 430,971 14,724
42291 Farm supplies whsle 103 267,902 14,777 485
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 40 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 63 D D (250-499)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 201 1,941,107 112,751 3,138
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 184 D D (1000-2499)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 36 1,379,391 28,425 766
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 88 291,074 27,057 841
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 1,589 D D (5000-9999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 435 923,997 88,752 2,837
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 387 603,983 47,902 1,855
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 60 81,245 6,479 232
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 707 D D (2500-4999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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