1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Seattle--Bellevue--Everett, WA PMSA


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 5,725 53,828,526 2,877,125 70,630
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 3,849 31,020,920 1,859,437 43,055
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,876 22,807,606 1,017,688 27,575

 

 

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 5,725 53,828,526 2,877,125 70,630
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 3,849 31,020,920 1,859,437 43,055
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 256 5,738,560 113,723 3,547
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 72 4,908,688 42,434 1,286
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 42 1,800,419 14,510 679
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 9 D D (20-99)
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 16 D D (250-499)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 122 755,125 56,326 1,747
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 64 D D (1000-2499)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 55 D D (500-999)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 12 25,189 2,319 57
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 50 49,558 12,644 457
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 256 D D (2500-4999)
42121 Furniture whsle 102 D D (500-999)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 47 D D (250-499)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 55 364,411 25,651 615
42122 Home furnishings whsle 154 D D (1000-2499)
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 28 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 60 676,646 23,104 659
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 47 D D (250-499)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 302 2,178,552 124,593 3,319
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 162 1,711,172 75,784 1,738
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 53 764,942 16,392 358
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 28 271,536 18,479 406
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 81 674,694 40,913 974
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 35 123,009 12,792 379
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 12 69,694 4,240 104
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 29 147,642 20,387 676
42139 Other construction materials whsle 76 196,729 15,630 526
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 61 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 722 4,645,475 546,528 10,347
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 18 37,264 3,386 101
42142 Office equipment whsle 71 382,154 80,020 2,111
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 302 2,471,827 270,359 4,561
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 228 2,314,734 218,921 3,666
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 97 1,050,229 49,335 870
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 131 1,264,505 169,586 2,796
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 74 157,093 51,438 895
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 104 D D (500-999)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 54 D D (250-499)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 50 87,579 17,552 556
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 171 1,305,620 139,212 2,130
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 152 1,251,046 130,239 1,898
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 19 54,574 8,973 232
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 24 61,318 6,551 235
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 32 D D (250-499)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 30 D D (250-499)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 152 D D (1000-2499)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 146 D D (1000-2499)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 108 649,383 50,192 1,308
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 77 500,905 45,742 1,216
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 31 148,478 4,450 92
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 38 D D (250-499)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 22 D D (250-499)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 16 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 560 4,352,563 273,924 5,910
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 199 1,004,010 64,165 1,609
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 53 572,065 27,003 640
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 308 2,776,488 182,756 3,661
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 130 1,149,974 102,418 2,022
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 178 1,626,514 80,338 1,639
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 257 1,132,111 96,679 2,334
42171 Hardware whsle 121 539,198 43,136 1,138
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 57 268,504 18,826 501
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 62 239,908 27,066 549
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 17 84,501 7,651 146
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 856 4,383,632 343,800 8,168
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 57 219,218 22,458 506
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 26 67,054 6,007 159
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 5 D D (20-99)
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 10 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 11 37,862 3,408 82
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 382 1,532,526 157,343 3,565
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 20 130,188 15,126 277
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 43 200,282 21,495 467
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 20 93,155 7,971 216
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 23 107,127 13,524 251
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 139 525,403 47,925 1,125
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 41 200,749 17,722 383
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 47 277,430 34,780 791
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 81 D D (250-499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 148 740,625 50,415 1,350
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 22 42,360 4,106 127
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 30 216,127 15,562 428
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 22 45,294 4,589 151
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 17 90,762 4,664 125
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 15 50,721 6,547 153
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 42 295,361 14,947 366
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 86 284,606 28,159 819
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 13 23,377 5,397 195
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 29 66,176 9,716 279
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 31 D D (250-499)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 157 1,539,603 79,418 1,769
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 88 1,205,623 38,343 703
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 62 239,486 28,485 767
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 7 94,494 12,590 299
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 488 D D (2500-4999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 129 671,411 50,998 1,409
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 55 D D (1000-2499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 64 D D (500-999)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 12 30,318 3,432 90
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 3 D D (1-19)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 21 D D (250-499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 31 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 59 119,831 14,093 386
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 52 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 181 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 56 1,893,310 27,670 346
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 26 D D (20-99)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 36 200,920 7,433 247
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 36 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,876 22,807,606 1,017,688 27,575
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 183 1,825,434 113,888 2,837
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 24 D D (500-999)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 86 D D (1000-2499)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 73 524,444 34,405 845
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 89 2,703,694 90,745 2,058
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 38 1,186,682 31,992 985
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 51 1,517,012 58,753 1,073
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 243 1,446,204 103,348 2,533
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 57 158,214 14,788 342
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 41 122,024 10,827 241
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 16 36,190 3,961 101
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 84 803,227 57,912 1,556
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 73 257,948 18,648 396
42234 Footwear whsle 29 226,815 12,000 239
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 695 11,798,245 454,872 12,694
42241 General-line grocery whsle 76 2,585,860 102,251 2,761
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 14 D D (100-249)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 59 D D (2500-4999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 105 2,074,346 59,414 1,316
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 39 877,997 18,308 568
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 39 877,997 18,308 568
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 4 D D (100-249)
42245 Confectionery whsle 29 377,420 20,417 653
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 122 1,568,741 39,643 1,124
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 47 450,708 18,363 541
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 62 681,407 36,660 969
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 211 D D (2500-4999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 39 183,564 15,361 499
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 40 199,522 24,868 908
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 17 191,906 15,803 446
4224904 Canned goods whsle 32 295,557 9,976 263
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 7 96,068 3,544 77
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 76 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 23 555,334 6,893 238
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 13 484,446 2,907 69
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 144 822,347 40,072 1,051
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 47 340,586 13,235 359
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 97 481,761 26,837 692
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 6 14,635 3,055 80
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 91 467,126 23,782 612
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 54 1,356,105 31,680 787
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 36 1,067,775 27,367 671
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 32 D D (500-999)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 23 D D (250-499)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 9 788,223 11,559 237
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 4 D D (20-99)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 18 288,330 4,313 116
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 44 661,398 68,505 1,769
42281 Beer & ale whsle 14 278,343 34,414 907
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 30 383,055 34,091 862
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 29 D D (500-999)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 401 1,638,845 107,685 3,608
42291 Farm supplies whsle 42 139,932 14,554 422
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 12 34,822 4,268 127
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 30 105,110 10,286 295
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 67 234,905 21,770 727
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 48 D D (500-999)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 6 D D (100-249)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 40 103,564 10,667 299
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 198 D D (1000-2499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 72 152,647 18,514 644
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 44 231,265 6,311 186
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 77 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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