1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Worcester 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 1,026 12,038,267 493,932 12,865
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 754 9,381,520 344,347 8,135
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 272 2,656,747 149,585 4,730

 

 

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 1,026 12,038,267 493,932 12,865
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 754 9,381,520 344,347 8,135
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 69 D D (500-999)
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 14 D D (250-499)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 1 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 26 233,811 8,168 264
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 18 D D (100-249)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 26 D D (250-499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 39 166,154 12,804 358
42121 Furniture whsle 21 D D (250-499)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 14 D D (100-249)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 18 D D (20-99)
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 2 D D (1-19)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 40 208,224 11,871 269
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 24 187,144 9,821 186
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 6 109,846 4,988 72
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 13 D D (20-99)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 112 1,586,005 82,253 1,565
42142 Office equipment whsle 13 63,496 12,004 280
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 42 1,163,625 33,969 524
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 33 1,137,477 31,842 496
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 19 D D (100-249)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 14 D D (250-499)
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 9 26,148 2,127 28
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 15 52,089 4,704 108
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 6 39,826 2,046 42
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 9 12,263 2,658 66
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 21 D D (250-499)
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 19 D D (250-499)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 2 D D (20-99)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 6 D D (100-249)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 35 D D (250-499)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 34 D D (250-499)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 28 D D (250-499)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 20 D D (250-499)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 8 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 117 1,595,913 69,920 1,423
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 39 194,148 17,291 531
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 11 446,294 4,753 104
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 67 955,471 47,876 788
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 27 255,979 27,226 420
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 40 699,492 20,650 368
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 48 187,076 14,758 415
42171 Hardware whsle 33 93,254 11,624 322
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 3 D D (1-19)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 215 1,321,388 89,492 2,152
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 20 D D (250-499)
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 117 375,265 37,545 910
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 12 25,620 2,742 69
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 6 18,344 1,671 42
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 38 107,199 11,964 292
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 19 76,058 6,139 112
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 12 28,951 4,164 111
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 28 D D (250-499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 42 601,138 16,250 431
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 9 25,974 2,183 64
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 17 D D (100-249)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 30 D D (250-499)
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 10 20,875 4,235 125
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 79 D D (500-999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 16 187,660 11,479 264
42193 Recyclable material whsle 31 D D (250-499)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 8 21,286 1,767 44
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 5 D D (20-99)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 22 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 5 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 272 2,656,747 149,585 4,730
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 33 385,921 23,720 490
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 4 D D (100-249)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 15 D D (20-99)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 14 177,346 14,516 313
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 9 221,194 24,029 835
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 5 D D (250-499)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 4 D D (250-499)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 7 D D (20-99)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 77 949,056 39,930 1,403
42241 General-line grocery whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 5 D D (250-499)
42245 Confectionery whsle 6 188,158 3,322 111
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 3 18,265 745 31
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 11 33,987 2,924 129
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 38 D D (500-999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 9 D D (250-499)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 61 490,355 24,557 697
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 39 359,671 16,196 486
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 22 130,684 8,361 211
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 9 48,512 3,494 94
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 9 48,512 3,494 94
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 6 D D (20-99)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 6 D D (250-499)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 4 92,838 8,867 222
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 53 D D (500-999)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 14 81,551 8,033 396
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 9 9,120 871 32
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 3 D D (100-249)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4229901 Art goods whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 7 D D (20-99)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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