1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Seattle--Tacoma--Bremerton, WA CMSA


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 6,842 59,358,645 3,291,589 82,684
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 4,570 33,267,341 2,092,113 49,721
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,272 26,091,304 1,199,476 32,963

 

 

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 6,842 59,358,645 3,291,589 82,684
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 4,570 33,267,341 2,092,113 49,721
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 349 5,932,842 134,225 4,268
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 92 D D (1000-2499)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 51 D D (500-999)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 4 33,998 4,805 131
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 23 D D (500-999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 154 D D (1000-2499)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 76 556,481 37,042 1,172
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 75 D D (500-999)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 22 D D (100-249)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 81 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 295 D D (2500-4999)
42121 Furniture whsle 123 D D (1000-2499)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 62 D D (250-499)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 61 D D (500-999)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 172 D D (1000-2499)
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 32 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 67 D D (500-999)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 53 D D (500-999)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 381 D D (2500-4999)
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 204 2,141,240 101,433 2,349
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 62 D D (250-499)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 35 463,645 25,177 545
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 107 D D (1000-2499)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 48 D D (500-999)
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 19 D D (250-499)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 12 15,712 3,065 78
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 17 D D (100-249)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 39 D D (500-999)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 90 D D (500-999)
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 74 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 822 D D (10k-24999)
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
42142 Office equipment whsle 98 D D (1000-2499)
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 332 D D (2500-4999)
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 254 D D (2500-4999)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 103 D D (500-999)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 151 1,358,243 181,160 3,017
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 78 D D (500-999)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 112 265,713 34,444 1,006
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 59 D D (250-499)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 53 D D (500-999)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 187 D D (1000-2499)
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 162 D D (1000-2499)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 25 D D (250-499)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 29 D D (250-499)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 44 D D (250-499)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 38 149,893 16,516 307
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 179 D D (1000-2499)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 173 D D (1000-2499)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 131 D D (1000-2499)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 95 D D (1000-2499)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 36 D D (100-249)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 42 D D (500-999)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 26 D D (500-999)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 16 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 621 D D (5000-9999)
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 217 D D (1000-2499)
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 61 D D (500-999)
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 343 2,841,512 191,306 3,913
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 149 D D (1000-2499)
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 194 D D (1000-2499)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 314 D D (2500-4999)
42171 Hardware whsle 152 D D (1000-2499)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 66 359,928 20,999 563
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 74 D D (500-999)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 22 D D (100-249)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,012 D D (5000-9999)
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 64 D D (500-999)
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 37 D D (100-249)
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 13 20,355 2,570 92
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 12 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 445 1,619,966 167,035 3,895
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 24 135,459 15,396 287
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 52 D D (500-999)
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 23 D D (100-249)
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 29 D D (250-499)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 159 D D (1000-2499)
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 46 D D (250-499)
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 64 305,731 39,074 955
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 89 180,319 19,140 489
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 182 828,385 59,971 1,625
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 39 D D (250-499)
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 28 68,952 6,388 206
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 52 318,659 17,314 424
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 107 D D (1000-2499)
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (250-499)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 34 D D (250-499)
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 39 D D (250-499)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 177 D D (1000-2499)
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 101 D D (500-999)
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 69 D D (500-999)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 7 94,494 12,590 299
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 597 6,322,190 230,300 5,979
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 153 D D (1000-2499)
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 70 D D (1000-2499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 92 D D (1000-2499)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 19 D D (250-499)
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 14 D D (100-249)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 5 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 26 D D (250-499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 47 D D (500-999)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 68 D D (250-499)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 60 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 214 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 69 D D (500-999)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 31 D D (20-99)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 44 D D (250-499)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 25 D D (100-249)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 39 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,272 26,091,304 1,199,476 32,963
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 221 D D (2500-4999)
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 26 D D (500-999)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 112 D D (1000-2499)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 83 D D (500-999)
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 104 D D (1000-2499)
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 47 D D (1000-2499)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 57 D D (1000-2499)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 273 1,574,920 127,579 3,105
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 63 D D (250-499)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 47 D D (250-499)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 16 36,190 3,961 101
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 98 825,022 60,019 1,653
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 80 D D (500-999)
42234 Footwear whsle 32 D D (100-249)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 830 12,795,330 519,439 14,538
42241 General-line grocery whsle 90 D D (2500-4999)
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 17 D D (100-249)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 69 D D (2500-4999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 119 2,213,001 69,186 1,544
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 44 898,961 20,154 673
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 44 898,961 20,154 673
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 8 D D (100-249)
42245 Confectionery whsle 35 D D (500-999)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 140 1,617,497 43,855 1,290
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 60 D D (500-999)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 73 741,695 40,299 1,087
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 261 3,711,381 194,647 5,547
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 44 190,599 16,981 563
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 51 D D (1000-2499)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 26 D D (500-999)
4224904 Canned goods whsle 36 D D (250-499)
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 92 2,345,415 97,030 2,647
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 32 D D (250-499)
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 19 D D (100-249)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 169 D D (1000-2499)
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 53 D D (250-499)
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 116 D D (500-999)
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 107 D D (500-999)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 69 D D (500-999)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 48 D D (500-999)
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 43 1,317,779 30,261 775
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 32 D D (500-999)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 11 D D (100-249)
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 5 D D (20-99)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 21 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 58 D D (1000-2499)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 25 396,999 49,797 1,390
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 33 D D (500-999)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 31 D D (500-999)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 516 D D (5000-9999)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 56 178,542 16,800 509
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 18 41,417 4,799 160
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 38 137,125 12,001 349
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 82 D D (500-999)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 73 D D (500-999)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 10 D D (500-999)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 52 D D (250-499)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 243 D D (1000-2499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 84 D D (500-999)
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 54 232,858 6,748 201
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 98 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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