1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Middlesex 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 2,914 33,893,461 2,386,269 49,166
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 2,087 20,432,776 1,782,744 35,075
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 827 13,460,685 603,525 14,091

 

 

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 2,914 33,893,461 2,386,269 49,166
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 2,087 20,432,776 1,782,744 35,075
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 129 1,579,293 41,937 1,493
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 22 D D (500-999)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 10 D D (250-499)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 67 202,828 15,308 545
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 24 D D (100-249)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 39 127,208 10,109 355
42113 Tire & tube whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 35 D D (250-499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 101 448,036 26,615 582
42121 Furniture whsle 35 176,187 12,013 244
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 14 52,123 2,455 49
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 21 124,064 9,558 195
42122 Home furnishings whsle 66 271,849 14,602 338
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 24 92,032 3,411 67
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 9 27,449 4,273 82
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 25 D D (100-249)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 82 433,855 47,177 1,098
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 33 268,778 26,657 646
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 6 D D (250-499)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 22 100,446 10,129 274
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 27 65,960 8,792 223
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 10 22,068 3,046 76
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 11 13,279 3,153 96
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 6 30,613 2,593 51
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 6 69,164 7,792 95
42139 Other construction materials whsle 16 29,953 3,936 134
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 561 7,100,995 939,749 16,382
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (250-499)
42142 Office equipment whsle 58 440,919 76,551 1,772
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 291 4,493,457 629,483 9,499
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 221 4,162,903 544,304 8,345
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 98 2,063,784 157,768 2,540
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 123 2,099,119 386,536 5,805
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 70 330,554 85,179 1,154
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 34 59,091 8,234 244
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 18 28,431 3,753 92
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 16 30,660 4,481 152
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 100 1,294,509 112,209 2,651
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 89 1,231,637 99,995 2,436
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 11 62,872 12,214 215
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 12 13,381 2,701 100
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 46 D D (1000-2499)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 43 D D (1000-2499)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 62 434,321 31,793 745
42151 Metal service centers & offices 62 434,321 31,793 745
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 42 263,670 20,069 487
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 22 179,429 16,665 435
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 20 84,241 3,404 52
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 20 170,651 11,724 258
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 13 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 468 6,417,825 352,099 6,974
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 124 801,876 63,998 1,475
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 48 851,815 29,743 609
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 296 4,764,134 258,358 4,890
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 72 519,023 78,507 1,842
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 224 4,245,111 179,851 3,048
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 147 791,263 89,558 2,103
42171 Hardware whsle 67 271,039 31,481 825
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 38 313,582 21,223 500
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 30 D D (500-999)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 347 2,297,544 194,408 4,136
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 18 143,617 13,700 287
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 5 33,961 1,613 47
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 2 D D (1-19)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 210 1,069,376 112,869 2,360
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 22 98,901 11,968 230
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 13 40,717 5,015 118
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 9 58,184 6,953 112
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 75 443,954 36,509 710
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 21 129,407 10,713 225
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 31 179,240 29,554 661
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 52 208,358 22,675 506
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 69 895,682 43,216 871
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 12 49,856 3,922 118
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 7 31,074 7,010 198
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 14 59,100 5,217 112
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 22 661,506 20,891 346
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 37 135,766 20,275 496
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 13 63,579 3,678 90
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 8 19,142 2,735 75
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 190 929,644 59,408 1,562
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 35 184,294 10,960 312
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 21 84,504 4,190 104
42193 Recyclable material whsle 41 148,987 13,982 416
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 9 93,991 7,134 177
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 7 D D (100-249)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 9 14,368 1,977 76
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 23 40,628 4,871 163
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 26 58,024 3,224 74
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 24 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 67 453,835 27,052 656
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 17 D D (20-99)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 7 8,972 2,619 73
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 22 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 827 13,460,685 603,525 14,091
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 123 1,413,625 108,312 2,538
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 20 447,976 14,253 283
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 60 747,614 56,767 1,363
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 43 218,035 37,292 892
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 39 603,391 25,705 631
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 12 316,579 9,374 238
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 27 286,812 16,331 393
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 128 2,477,204 111,599 2,094
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 30 246,314 6,868 147
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 24 222,598 5,266 105
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 6 23,716 1,602 42
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 24 139,746 5,945 141
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 41 80,386 9,470 237
42234 Footwear whsle 33 2,010,758 89,316 1,569
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 239 4,847,598 168,961 4,480
42241 General-line grocery whsle 22 1,868,004 46,052 1,056
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 22 1,868,004 46,052 1,056
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 16 394,457 16,352 592
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 9 180,755 6,765 186
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 9 180,755 6,765 186
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 6 190,714 4,172 73
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 6 190,714 4,172 73
42245 Confectionery whsle 11 97,025 4,214 124
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 17 51,062 3,686 99
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 19 D D (250-499)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 36 358,281 20,452 585
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 103 D D (1000-2499)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 29 157,921 12,704 343
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 13 D D (250-499)
4224904 Canned goods whsle 11 206,622 7,070 153
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 34 D D (500-999)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 13 D D (20-99)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 8 D D (1-19)
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 2 D D (1-19)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 84 690,255 57,670 1,213
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 23 125,927 8,904 199
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 61 564,328 48,766 1,014
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 5 13,495 1,305 39
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 56 550,833 47,461 975
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 32 2,210,169 32,449 539
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 16 D D (250-499)
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 16 D D (250-499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 11 D D (100-249)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 5 D D (250-499)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 16 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 22 D D (500-999)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 5 D D (250-499)
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 147 D D (1000-2499)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 40 435,946 41,317 922
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 19 D D (250-499)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 4 D D (100-249)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 12 45,259 4,384 102
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 61 D D (100-249)
4229901 Art goods whsle 23 D D (20-99)
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 20 D D (20-99)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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