1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Colorado


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 7,383 60,310,393 3,282,007 88,364
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,028 36,744,894 2,298,447 56,653
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,355 23,565,499 983,560 31,711

 

 

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 7,383 60,310,393 3,282,007 88,364
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,028 36,744,894 2,298,447 56,653
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 495 11,489,838 172,414 5,976
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 127 10,477,429 86,711 2,920
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 61 4,768,559 29,547 1,153
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 11 D D (250-499)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 39 D D (1000-2499)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 196 800,332 57,700 1,959
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 85 394,300 22,903 830
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 97 D D (1000-2499)
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 14 D D (100-249)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 45 D D (250-499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 127 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 291 1,124,888 80,957 2,396
42121 Furniture whsle 154 648,370 46,408 1,322
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 60 218,943 11,804 385
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 94 429,427 34,604 937
42122 Home furnishings whsle 137 476,518 34,549 1,074
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 15 48,243 1,889 63
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 30 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 48 D D (250-499)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 44 D D (250-499)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 265 1,361,135 101,922 3,035
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 106 796,508 61,125 1,663
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 14 120,056 5,011 114
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 20 293,119 12,267 364
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 72 383,333 43,847 1,185
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 52 D D (250-499)
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 22 41,592 6,387 248
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 17 142,107 4,675 128
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 29 166,040 7,222 148
42139 Other construction materials whsle 78 D D (500-999)
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 61 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 933 7,808,255 831,184 16,715
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 17 261,362 15,525 346
42142 Office equipment whsle 136 528,747 106,613 2,670
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 391 5,819,647 574,952 10,440
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 309 D D (5000-9999)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 106 D D (2500-4999)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 203 3,090,585 406,855 6,622
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 82 D D (1000-2499)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 105 235,085 27,932 829
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 64 175,652 16,399 460
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 41 59,433 11,533 369
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 183 739,407 73,160 1,566
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 165 D D (1000-2499)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 35 108,439 15,262 466
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 66 115,568 17,740 398
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 59 112,599 17,204 376
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 174 836,071 67,476 1,871
42151 Metal service centers & offices 163 828,349 66,462 1,837
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 134 D D (1000-2499)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 97 597,522 54,431 1,475
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 37 D D (100-249)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 29 D D (100-249)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 23 D D (100-249)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 11 7,722 1,014 34
4216 Electrical goods whsle 753 6,879,652 427,009 8,385
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 220 1,113,679 81,574 1,852
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 68 360,140 19,592 607
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 465 5,405,833 325,843 5,926
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 223 2,982,685 242,654 4,013
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 242 2,423,148 83,189 1,913
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 355 1,463,302 121,911 3,341
42171 Hardware whsle 163 612,698 50,430 1,575
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 96 559,696 31,883 899
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 76 234,628 28,625 652
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 20 56,280 10,973 215
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,159 4,493,731 386,673 10,928
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 114 1,585,131 78,673 1,926
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 160 427,981 42,427 1,502
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 92 277,050 25,746 1,007
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 50 122,920 14,126 403
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 18 28,011 2,555 92
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 501 1,411,145 151,210 3,976
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 15 74,577 6,300 137
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 53 119,757 18,341 432
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 29 61,853 9,226 209
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 24 57,904 9,115 223
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 157 365,485 38,642 1,037
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 49 191,997 17,085 370
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 62 205,857 33,846 991
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 74 206,407 16,079 359
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 91 247,065 20,917 650
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 200 601,075 72,374 2,006
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 26 56,552 3,830 146
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 41 172,898 19,952 527
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 32 106,846 20,946 652
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 25 70,245 5,513 151
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 23 94,293 7,635 195
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 53 100,241 14,498 335
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 146 263,562 31,361 1,105
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 32 45,360 7,628 333
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 48 63,630 9,278 348
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 10 63,975 5,411 137
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 56 90,597 9,044 287
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 38 204,837 10,628 413
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 26 158,359 5,952 126
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 11 D D (250-499)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 603 1,288,022 108,901 4,006
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 175 405,213 37,155 1,261
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 53 D D (250-499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 94 415,260 30,974 1,072
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 32 269,996 11,862 409
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 23 D D (250-499)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 9 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 24 D D (250-499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 38 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 91 61,697 8,112 292
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 80 50,608 7,493 265
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 11 11,089 619 27
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 190 D D (500-999)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 17 D D (20-99)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 63 43,428 3,780 167
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 35 120,715 7,520 335
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 23 56,659 3,919 190
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 12 64,056 3,601 145
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 22 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 47 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,355 23,565,499 983,560 31,711
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 243 1,246,541 95,386 2,681
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 33 508,785 28,568 626
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 133 365,387 43,640 1,377
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 77 372,369 23,178 678
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 155 1,382,483 51,058 1,574
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 60 861,529 19,509 735
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 95 520,954 31,549 839
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 247 691,474 49,618 1,906
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 56 123,473 13,102 568
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 35 95,875 8,319 307
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 21 27,598 4,783 261
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 71 300,214 19,709 746
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 99 176,961 13,209 528
42234 Footwear whsle 21 90,826 3,598 64
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 568 9,330,152 388,173 12,650
42241 General-line grocery whsle 58 2,079,892 96,507 2,648
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 53 D D (1000-2499)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 42 1,304,837 51,405 1,365
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 28 658,779 24,533 810
4224301 Raw milk whsle 1 D D (100-249)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 27 D D (500-999)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42245 Confectionery whsle 41 364,329 22,580 838
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 12 D D (250-499)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 59 1,217,006 21,025 710
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 75 350,549 36,627 1,670
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 249 D D (2500-4999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 37 D D (250-499)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 55 174,682 16,330 640
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 45 342,532 34,496 1,193
4224904 Canned goods whsle 14 253,244 4,271 121
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 85 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 176 1,694,676 36,826 1,800
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 130 1,022,088 28,420 1,107
42252 Livestock whsle 26 619,140 5,626 610
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 20 53,448 2,780 83
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 217 687,734 67,286 1,688
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 56 231,173 18,079 516
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 161 456,561 49,207 1,172
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 16 26,541 4,457 143
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 145 430,020 44,750 1,029
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 194 5,258,716 71,245 2,145
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 124 4,041,586 50,352 1,583
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 113 D D (1000-2499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 102 D D (1000-2499)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 11 D D (250-499)
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 11 D D (20-99)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 70 1,217,130 20,893 562
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 72 1,051,680 88,257 2,335
42281 Beer & ale whsle 41 488,719 44,454 1,320
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 31 562,961 43,803 1,015
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 31 562,961 43,803 1,015
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 483 2,222,043 135,711 4,932
42291 Farm supplies whsle 99 765,646 31,979 870
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 40 126,951 9,507 390
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 59 638,695 22,472 480
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 77 351,571 41,021 1,699
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 52 D D (500-999)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 21 674,750 17,662 594
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 31 93,068 8,805 281
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 203 D D (500-999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 87 65,878 8,434 348
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 33 32,810 2,272 90
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 76 D D (250-499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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