1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Essex County, MA


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 1,071 9,270,732 671,392 14,836
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 655 4,613,877 426,880 8,313
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 416 4,656,855 244,512 6,523

 

 

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 1,071 9,270,732 671,392 14,836
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 655 4,613,877 426,880 8,313
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 47 D D (250-499)
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 19 D D (20-99)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 9 D D (20-99)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 37 75,829 7,215 207
42121 Furniture whsle 17 14,659 1,703 65
42122 Home furnishings whsle 20 61,170 5,512 142
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 6 20,071 674 21
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 23 216,980 19,128 433
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 9 D D (250-499)
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 5 14,054 2,536 62
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 1 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 3 D D (1-19)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 145 1,017,781 113,113 1,867
42142 Office equipment whsle 14 240,463 14,035 291
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 75 407,253 38,038 597
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 55 290,790 25,675 391
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 24 D D (100-249)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 31 D D (250-499)
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 20 116,463 12,363 206
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 10 D D (100-249)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 24 138,517 34,062 542
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 22 D D (500-999)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 4 D D (1-19)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (250-499)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 17 101,549 6,142 152
42151 Metal service centers & offices 17 101,549 6,142 152
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 12 D D (100-249)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 5 40,891 3,639 109
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 7 D D (20-99)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 5 D D (1-19)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 125 2,145,676 166,997 2,935
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 31 204,175 13,968 276
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 9 36,243 2,174 64
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 85 1,905,258 150,855 2,595
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 34 958,395 79,799 1,185
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 51 946,863 71,056 1,410
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 31 D D (100-249)
42171 Hardware whsle 13 D D (20-99)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 10 35,113 4,551 126
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 155 639,019 67,369 1,432
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 88 411,245 49,767 1,034
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 7 26,186 2,972 56
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 31 147,593 17,456 396
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 13 61,814 5,029 80
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 10 23,919 4,922 128
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 23 D D (250-499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 32 70,731 7,768 163
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 4 D D (1-19)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 16 D D (20-99)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 20 36,982 4,307 113
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 11 30,187 3,675 87
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 4 D D (1-19)
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 75 D D (500-999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 22 145,072 14,915 360
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 22 31,977 4,305 150
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 16 D D (100-249)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 4 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 5 D D (1-19)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 416 4,656,855 244,512 6,523
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 33 183,689 15,308 366
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 23 157,843 13,108 316
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 19 D D (500-999)
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 12 D D (500-999)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 56 596,668 62,006 980
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 15 D D (20-99)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 10 D D (20-99)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 5 D D (1-19)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 16 D D (500-999)
42234 Footwear whsle 15 210,469 14,284 296
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 169 1,869,711 102,061 3,088
42241 General-line grocery whsle 15 D D (500-999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 11 D D (250-499)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 25 258,685 14,257 402
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 6 D D (1-19)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 6 D D (1-19)
42245 Confectionery whsle 8 D D (250-499)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 62 363,793 14,721 493
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 31 D D (500-999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 5 118,653 2,165 44
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 9 D D (250-499)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 7 D D (250-499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 40 288,652 14,665 306
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 8 30,851 4,080 67
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 32 257,801 10,585 239
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 29 D D (100-249)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 8 58,816 3,278 152
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 8 58,816 3,278 152
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 7 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 4 D D (250-499)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 3 101,453 8,323 318
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 68 D D (500-999)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 13 41,343 2,981 81
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 3 D D (1-19)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 43 D D (250-499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 12 21,447 1,729 67
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 22 D D (20-99)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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