1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Massachusetts


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 9,993 112,792,386 6,484,762 146,827
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 6,527 60,270,187 4,059,782 85,542
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 3,466 52,522,199 2,424,980 61,285

 

 

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 9,993 112,792,386 6,484,762 146,827
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 6,527 60,270,187 4,059,782 85,542
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 540 13,412,767 207,550 6,497
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 103 11,821,124 73,860 2,025
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 51 5,453,342 40,382 1,176
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 12 D D (250-499)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 26 169,310 13,329 401
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 241 1,296,078 93,144 3,027
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 85 D D (500-999)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 144 967,799 63,915 1,998
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 29 D D (250-499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 167 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 397 2,246,696 142,789 3,482
42121 Furniture whsle 170 1,155,122 73,003 1,658
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 71 302,856 14,951 445
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 99 852,266 58,052 1,213
42122 Home furnishings whsle 227 1,091,574 69,786 1,824
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 36 219,148 24,706 552
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 67 442,350 11,385 390
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 44 98,748 13,597 296
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 80 331,328 20,098 586
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 312 1,978,530 144,312 3,622
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 158 1,390,336 88,666 2,263
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 37 D D (250-499)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 33 D D (500-999)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 88 684,774 47,432 1,311
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 70 168,450 19,040 486
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 29 D D (100-249)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 23 94,192 7,560 159
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 26 271,871 18,141 347
42139 Other construction materials whsle 58 147,873 18,465 526
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 13 43,707 6,495 157
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 45 104,166 11,970 369
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,338 14,025,001 1,473,941 26,728
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 54 928,212 40,458 887
42142 Office equipment whsle 164 1,103,747 144,669 3,550
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 599 8,024,282 852,592 13,122
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 456 7,367,843 733,509 11,363
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 197 3,943,547 216,716 3,492
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 259 3,424,296 516,793 7,871
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 143 656,439 119,083 1,759
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 122 333,190 42,859 1,093
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 73 231,677 26,683 673
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 49 101,513 16,176 420
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 248 2,536,940 237,371 4,970
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 221 2,421,194 217,448 4,597
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 27 115,746 19,923 373
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 44 163,901 22,166 564
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 107 934,729 133,826 2,542
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 11 26,483 3,561 108
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 96 908,246 130,265 2,434
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 243 D D (2500-4999)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 238 1,404,925 119,730 2,657
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 176 967,328 82,495 2,078
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 113 730,978 71,014 1,846
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 63 236,350 11,481 232
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 62 437,597 37,235 579
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 36 381,498 35,253 539
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 26 56,099 1,982 40
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 1,118 13,662,363 846,630 16,958
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 324 2,157,481 172,899 4,199
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 108 1,746,158 58,392 1,322
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 686 9,758,724 615,339 11,437
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 238 2,396,816 271,587 5,134
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 448 7,361,908 343,752 6,303
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 465 3,073,479 270,050 5,316
42171 Hardware whsle 222 1,993,525 160,840 2,797
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 124 716,079 53,825 1,286
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 86 D D (500-999)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 33 D D (250-499)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,345 6,190,596 593,411 13,414
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 79 529,493 48,861 1,093
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 39 179,742 16,546 488
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 17 D D (100-249)
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 7 D D (100-249)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 15 127,962 9,578 227
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 763 3,091,460 348,573 7,561
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 39 163,381 20,773 402
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 72 273,043 36,610 784
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 34 101,008 11,907 265
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 38 172,035 24,703 519
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 255 1,012,135 98,044 2,083
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 98 427,439 38,082 795
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 90 307,964 51,365 1,226
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 200 D D (1000-2499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 284 1,967,849 128,577 2,842
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 36 45,276 7,078 190
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 52 157,041 15,588 426
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 30 65,397 12,639 348
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 47 D D (250-499)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 27 215,414 31,374 575
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 92 D D (500-999)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 142 294,289 42,560 1,205
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 32 D D (250-499)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 41 111,142 11,297 361
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 54 97,075 15,286 366
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 38 127,763 8,294 225
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 17 98,296 3,469 99
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 769 D D (5000-9999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 153 1,537,497 95,182 2,053
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 63 296,862 12,443 307
42193 Recyclable material whsle 218 612,554 63,758 2,056
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 64 277,092 25,345 721
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 38 201,959 20,211 573
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 26 75,133 5,134 148
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 35 D D (250-499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 119 D D (500-999)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 127 481,244 25,267 633
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 114 D D (500-999)
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 13 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 208 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 15 27,697 3,805 122
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 53 297,527 9,313 348
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 46 D D (500-999)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 37 D D (250-499)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 21 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 59 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 3,466 52,522,199 2,424,980 61,285
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 425 3,548,147 263,716 6,089
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 65 1,171,103 41,326 843
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 187 1,371,883 110,147 2,701
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 173 1,005,161 112,243 2,545
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 137 4,238,968 169,657 4,244
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 62 2,856,832 95,164 2,421
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 75 1,382,136 74,493 1,823
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 447 6,962,408 420,928 8,507
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 116 578,546 41,209 1,077
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 80 490,015 32,396 848
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 36 88,531 8,813 229
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 91 821,474 68,792 2,130
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 153 823,514 84,073 1,558
42234 Footwear whsle 87 4,738,874 226,854 3,742
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 1,233 21,314,279 853,598 23,812
42241 General-line grocery whsle 131 3,773,772 158,938 4,278
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 121 D D (2500-4999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 106 3,167,837 89,349 2,627
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 50 530,391 29,176 813
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 49 D D (500-999)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 27 458,142 13,012 294
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42245 Confectionery whsle 49 598,461 46,657 1,285
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 245 1,517,030 79,328 2,405
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 82 2,243,479 65,923 2,152
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 178 1,297,091 91,415 2,341
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 365 7,728,076 279,800 7,617
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 45 407,617 11,007 540
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 104 502,421 42,160 1,408
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 50 468,711 67,810 1,715
4224904 Canned goods whsle 37 989,864 30,583 680
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 24 156,481 3,201 132
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 105 5,202,982 125,039 3,142
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 54 445,266 10,147 301
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 13 40,188 2,732 86
42252 Livestock whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 33 D D (100-249)
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4225903 Wool, wool tops, & mohair whsle 20 80,649 2,756 44
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 329 2,225,179 157,009 3,615
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 111 826,886 48,041 1,239
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 218 1,398,293 108,968 2,376
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 22 45,915 6,428 226
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 196 1,352,378 102,540 2,150
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 131 7,407,711 98,433 2,338
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 64 3,361,998 55,761 1,291
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 62 D D (1000-2499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 40 D D (500-999)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 22 D D (500-999)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 67 4,045,713 42,672 1,047
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 87 1,825,401 161,341 3,990
42281 Beer & ale whsle 32 737,263 76,316 2,069
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 55 1,088,138 85,025 1,921
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 55 1,088,138 85,025 1,921
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 623 4,554,840 290,151 8,389
42291 Farm supplies whsle 41 91,427 7,654 235
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 14 18,607 2,154 85
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 27 72,820 5,500 150
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 141 1,338,275 115,890 3,173
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 85 D D (500-999)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 28 1,728,140 42,689 1,367
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 41 202,629 23,730 635
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 287 D D (1000-2499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 96 136,884 16,293 567
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 53 62,180 8,281 210
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 125 D D (1000-2499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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