1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Iowa


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 5,399 35,453,705 1,820,112 63,596
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 2,947 12,780,255 987,668 33,127
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,452 22,673,450 832,444 30,469

 

 

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 5,399 35,453,705 1,820,112 63,596
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 2,947 12,780,255 987,668 33,127
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 327 3,630,231 114,102 4,277
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 100 3,200,564 68,973 2,320
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 24 D D (250-499)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 6 D D (100-249)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 8 26,655 3,410 130
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 59 751,135 50,825 1,698
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 128 334,259 30,247 1,281
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 42 D D (500-999)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 74 160,820 15,030 631
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 21 D D (100-249)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 78 D D (250-499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 65 210,075 25,956 1,069
42121 Furniture whsle 33 119,598 16,480 551
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 8 20,935 2,489 155
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 25 98,663 13,991 396
42122 Home furnishings whsle 32 90,477 9,476 518
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 5 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 14 53,100 4,617 132
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 145 722,332 49,119 1,591
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 61 422,099 20,349 800
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 33 258,243 11,684 473
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 25 96,719 6,795 193
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 7 37,547 1,689 52
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 27 125,718 7,953 249
42139 Other construction materials whsle 32 77,796 14,022 349
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 4 11,567 1,725 75
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 28 66,229 12,297 274
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 349 1,074,232 148,030 4,330
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 7 12,354 1,265 49
42142 Office equipment whsle 89 214,914 43,751 1,559
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 115 424,329 58,633 1,326
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 93 409,136 53,940 1,129
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 21 52,308 7,167 235
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 72 356,828 46,773 894
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 22 15,193 4,693 197
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 39 117,928 10,672 339
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 26 42,315 5,792 202
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 13 75,613 4,880 137
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 55 177,591 19,186 494
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 45 154,466 16,002 394
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 10 23,125 3,184 100
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 22 68,604 7,442 328
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 22 58,512 7,081 235
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 89 676,605 45,625 1,321
42151 Metal service centers & offices 87 D D (1000-2499)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 75 646,032 42,064 1,177
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 54 541,205 39,717 1,095
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 21 104,827 2,347 82
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 12 D D (100-249)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 268 1,175,171 94,109 2,488
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 96 587,169 41,667 1,041
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 26 86,937 5,694 235
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 146 501,065 46,748 1,212
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 94 232,369 34,106 826
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 52 268,696 12,642 386
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 191 598,438 64,269 1,848
42171 Hardware whsle 84 228,660 25,192 825
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 50 209,812 16,620 452
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 41 59,672 7,486 226
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 16 100,294 14,971 345
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,178 3,967,275 367,461 12,894
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 75 437,142 43,010 1,110
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 584 1,973,213 154,856 5,847
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 454 1,636,428 125,213 4,857
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 117 286,416 25,289 858
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 13 50,369 4,354 132
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 270 922,595 102,698 3,737
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 15 21,669 2,949 134
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 44 248,063 18,112 501
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 18 38,490 6,089 157
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 26 209,573 12,023 344
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 80 266,382 29,729 851
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 21 79,255 5,779 152
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 59 206,414 32,369 946
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 44 D D (1000-2499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 156 459,923 48,970 1,555
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 16 24,709 3,111 106
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 40 149,638 9,727 290
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 40 94,160 11,745 395
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 13 21,026 2,660 105
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 16 52,776 5,579 139
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 31 117,614 16,148 520
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 68 91,436 11,382 473
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 23 36,455 5,123 231
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 9 15,935 1,984 71
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 23 D D (100-249)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 25 82,966 6,545 172
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 335 725,896 78,997 3,309
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 43 129,017 19,552 894
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 30 60,416 6,385 280
42193 Recyclable material whsle 170 390,401 43,112 1,679
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 83 204,463 19,994 745
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 64 182,277 18,293 657
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 19 22,186 1,701 88
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 15 37,808 7,402 288
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 72 148,130 15,716 646
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 23 66,563 1,561 60
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 22 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 69 79,499 8,387 396
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 21 11,096 1,259 55
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 12 38,152 3,365 184
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 5 32,535 2,801 165
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 9 7,420 1,419 54
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 16 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,452 22,673,450 832,444 30,469
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 139 521,329 49,615 1,414
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 19 211,658 15,716 371
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 83 161,642 21,020 675
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 37 148,029 12,879 368
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 54 784,961 28,403 789
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 27 D D (250-499)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 27 D D (250-499)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 53 110,107 9,434 544
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 12 23,906 3,884 217
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 8 D D (100-249)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 25 D D (250-499)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42234 Footwear whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 281 4,034,554 207,946 7,482
42241 General-line grocery whsle 26 1,578,691 69,602 2,166
4224101 General-line grocery whsle, voluntary group 2 D D (500-999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 24 D D (1000-2499)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 37 550,498 29,573 1,117
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 21 274,023 3,735 143
4224301 Raw milk whsle 8 198,248 1,120 61
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 13 75,775 2,615 82
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 13 204,926 4,570 143
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 13 204,926 4,570 143
42245 Confectionery whsle 13 D D (500-999)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 2 D D (1-19)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 47 250,044 12,336 604
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 21 163,312 8,805 390
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 101 D D (1000-2499)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 9 33,366 6,817 309
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 15 60,142 3,526 215
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 40 309,370 35,757 1,178
4224904 Canned goods whsle 11 239,123 8,720 305
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 22 D D (250-499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 935 10,679,391 238,356 9,417
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 730 9,200,757 214,994 7,768
42252 Livestock whsle 179 1,378,300 20,422 1,476
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 26 100,334 2,940 173
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 17 41,434 1,920 125
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 125 996,482 41,586 1,208
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 25 94,241 8,011 257
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 100 902,241 33,575 951
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 88 D D (500-999)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 237 1,543,423 43,267 1,797
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 177 1,207,240 34,035 1,439
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 167 1,173,022 32,585 1,361
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 153 D D (1000-2499)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 14 D D (250-499)
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 10 34,218 1,450 78
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 60 336,183 9,232 358
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 87 415,511 44,192 1,425
42281 Beer & ale whsle 66 326,061 38,017 1,189
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 21 89,450 6,175 236
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 21 89,450 6,175 236
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 541 3,587,692 169,645 6,393
42291 Farm supplies whsle 374 2,942,032 122,067 3,858
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 242 850,889 49,260 1,808
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 132 2,091,143 72,807 2,050
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 28 125,464 11,978 813
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 27 D D (250-499)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 13 330,211 16,384 707
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 15 21,956 3,082 146
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 84 D D (500-999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 25 12,096 1,498 89
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 19 88,096 6,236 327
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 39 D D (100-249)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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