1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Cook County, IL


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 9,574 120,551,773 6,467,185 149,994
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 6,177 66,652,761 4,170,332 92,020
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 3,397 53,899,012 2,296,853 57,974

 

 

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 9,574 120,551,773 6,467,185 149,994
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 6,177 66,652,761 4,170,332 92,020
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 411 10,523,025 279,890 7,829
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 81 7,285,794 88,505 2,364
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 33 2,725,246 31,226 897
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 6 D D (100-249)
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 D D (250-499)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 28 D D (500-999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 223 2,937,865 154,877 4,179
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 110 751,612 56,057 1,587
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 108 2,183,921 98,461 2,577
42113 Tire & tube whsle 24 D D (250-499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 83 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 441 3,724,626 189,958 4,410
42121 Furniture whsle 205 1,510,107 78,426 1,708
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 111 598,240 25,294 576
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 94 911,867 53,132 1,132
42122 Home furnishings whsle 236 2,214,519 111,532 2,702
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 31 203,820 9,291 250
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 52 539,434 20,025 551
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 52 956,154 40,002 795
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 101 515,111 42,214 1,106
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 238 1,663,156 93,664 2,309
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 113 594,370 43,171 1,101
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 21 143,355 12,377 242
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 25 130,443 11,364 346
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 67 320,572 19,430 513
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 47 359,386 16,095 427
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 19 100,751 6,641 187
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 10 29,144 2,623 93
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 18 229,491 6,831 147
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 26 199,741 12,651 218
42139 Other construction materials whsle 52 509,659 21,747 563
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 20 45,972 4,792 139
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 32 463,687 16,955 424
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 865 9,864,331 966,473 17,741
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 51 501,300 39,618 852
42142 Office equipment whsle 125 711,535 112,051 2,618
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 280 5,487,946 541,317 7,874
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 228 5,361,288 508,305 7,386
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 97 3,089,448 196,025 2,575
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 131 2,271,840 312,280 4,811
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 52 126,658 33,012 488
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 142 932,864 104,694 2,911
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 80 598,529 71,354 2,064
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 62 334,335 33,340 847
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 190 1,995,981 143,086 2,720
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 170 D D (2500-4999)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 25 D D (250-499)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 52 D D (500-999)
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 41 D D (250-499)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 479 11,400,350 461,502 11,423
42151 Metal service centers & offices 464 11,342,952 459,605 11,373
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 375 10,158,132 417,505 10,347
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 256 6,868,683 389,838 9,796
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 119 3,289,449 27,667 551
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 89 1,184,820 42,100 1,026
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 56 835,373 36,910 922
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 33 349,447 5,190 104
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 15 57,398 1,897 50
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 882 11,748,296 767,230 14,592
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 329 2,879,256 222,584 4,875
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 93 1,327,567 62,642 1,479
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 460 7,541,473 482,004 8,238
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 174 3,516,606 298,209 4,997
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 286 4,024,867 183,795 3,241
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 493 3,062,200 283,181 6,842
42171 Hardware whsle 284 1,599,423 165,852 3,989
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 92 970,376 58,156 1,498
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 80 344,149 42,542 945
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 37 148,252 16,631 410
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,479 7,467,588 733,638 16,102
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 51 463,083 30,048 618
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 26 69,746 8,181 162
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 7 20,537 2,913 55
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 10 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 854 4,565,364 440,323 9,137
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 37 123,324 17,181 279
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 68 253,027 34,342 805
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 31 72,552 10,417 237
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 37 180,475 23,925 568
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 252 1,266,334 116,881 2,505
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 177 1,146,992 96,407 1,881
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 115 617,278 83,136 1,835
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 12 32,376 3,432 74
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 193 1,126,033 88,944 1,758
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 368 1,782,648 189,990 4,477
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 51 161,529 28,910 674
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 65 383,797 38,143 1,046
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 28 105,788 10,309 237
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 74 277,903 34,357 836
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 34 191,914 18,430 352
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 116 661,717 59,841 1,332
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 130 322,634 41,329 1,206
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 25 79,041 8,228 269
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 44 148,130 17,760 425
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 23 43,405 6,323 226
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 38 52,058 9,018 286
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 50 264,113 23,767 502
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 22 D D (100-249)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 25 D D (250-499)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 889 7,199,189 394,796 10,772
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 95 1,451,326 82,329 1,510
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 82 781,558 36,626 944
42193 Recyclable material whsle 228 2,084,244 111,309 3,293
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 82 901,341 49,823 1,505
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 42 538,133 36,584 1,136
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 40 363,208 13,239 369
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 40 294,045 21,782 571
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 106 888,858 39,704 1,217
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 223 911,696 62,972 1,922
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 208 846,991 60,071 1,805
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 15 64,705 2,901 117
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 261 1,970,365 101,560 3,103
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 18 122,257 11,167 243
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 10 196,700 5,412 78
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 84 446,635 17,393 601
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 51 975,386 44,053 1,474
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 35 D D (500-999)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 16 D D (500-999)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 10 36,662 4,934 149
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 88 192,725 18,601 558
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 3,397 53,899,012 2,296,853 57,974
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 532 7,198,145 350,403 7,040
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 100 3,066,466 67,290 1,275
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 226 1,300,121 114,190 2,669
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 206 2,831,558 168,923 3,096
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 166 7,146,257 286,160 5,801
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 53 1,340,077 47,017 1,351
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 113 5,806,180 239,143 4,450
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 432 2,351,328 147,111 3,932
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 117 433,054 38,643 1,021
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 86 352,596 29,003 737
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 31 80,458 9,640 284
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 112 816,065 59,687 1,622
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 175 856,823 42,245 1,167
42234 Footwear whsle 28 245,386 6,536 122
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 1,021 20,279,215 732,020 20,186
42241 General-line grocery whsle 120 8,085,865 147,951 3,603
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 7 D D (1000-2499)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 110 D D (1000-2499)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 94 1,575,424 75,842 2,106
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 83 1,291,588 49,160 1,384
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 81 D D (1000-2499)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 25 419,987 19,548 591
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 25 419,987 19,548 591
42245 Confectionery whsle 73 1,384,681 84,421 2,407
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 30 D D (250-499)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 157 1,615,041 79,464 2,612
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 134 D D (1000-2499)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 305 D D (5000-9999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 37 75,761 7,635 294
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 56 D D (1000-2499)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 30 619,734 56,451 1,681
4224904 Canned goods whsle 39 1,245,957 21,952 432
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 25 291,081 7,919 270
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 118 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 21 214,967 13,314 285
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 4 D D (1-19)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 388 5,022,733 201,559 4,320
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 142 2,615,996 76,226 1,698
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 246 2,406,737 125,333 2,622
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 14 57,266 8,609 207
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 232 2,349,471 116,724 2,415
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 90 3,264,338 80,394 1,704
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 45 2,589,019 54,395 1,211
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 40 D D (1000-2499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 23 D D (250-499)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 17 D D (500-999)
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 5 D D (20-99)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 45 675,319 25,999 493
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 83 2,210,088 158,538 4,064
42281 Beer & ale whsle 35 1,126,760 63,566 1,662
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 48 1,083,328 94,972 2,402
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 48 1,083,328 94,972 2,402
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 664 6,211,941 327,354 10,642
42291 Farm supplies whsle 35 2,181,427 27,617 487
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 8 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 27 D D (250-499)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 128 1,062,321 142,249 5,799
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 68 D D (500-999)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 25 904,580 29,588 748
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 51 294,355 23,570 583
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 357 D D (1000-2499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 95 252,501 18,248 548
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 106 789,551 25,710 526
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 151 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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