1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
North Carolina


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 12,284 98,080,086 5,574,093 157,774
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 8,061 52,065,273 3,482,882 93,458
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 4,223 46,014,813 2,091,211 64,316

 

 

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 12,284 98,080,086 5,574,093 157,774
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 8,061 52,065,273 3,482,882 93,458
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 836 10,567,701 304,271 10,495
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 247 8,987,790 153,144 5,153
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 145 3,721,260 35,590 2,228
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 75 D D (2500-4999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 311 742,767 72,239 2,810
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 134 397,152 40,034 1,578
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 163 295,762 28,099 1,125
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 14 49,853 4,106 107
42113 Tire & tube whsle 70 D D (1000-2499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 208 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 534 3,238,568 171,339 5,158
42121 Furniture whsle 299 2,014,166 105,180 3,024
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 184 1,592,824 58,789 1,592
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 115 421,342 46,391 1,432
42122 Home furnishings whsle 235 1,224,402 66,159 2,134
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 39 80,072 5,862 189
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 53 599,373 23,979 722
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 62 397,053 21,122 634
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 81 147,904 15,196 589
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 533 3,284,476 203,160 6,073
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 319 2,482,775 154,512 4,616
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 85 662,575 30,420 700
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 84 721,451 50,956 1,589
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 150 1,098,749 73,136 2,327
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 78 234,627 14,030 488
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 37 81,833 7,661 269
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 19 38,803 3,197 127
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 22 113,991 3,172 92
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 63 392,367 18,832 449
42139 Other construction materials whsle 73 174,707 15,786 520
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 15 38,707 3,992 126
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 58 136,000 11,794 394
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,068 5,965,359 634,354 15,056
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 26 275,380 15,865 430
42142 Office equipment whsle 203 613,034 107,393 3,111
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 356 3,042,912 320,724 6,238
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 295 2,839,534 285,628 5,420
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 87 1,448,303 47,156 1,145
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 208 1,391,231 238,472 4,275
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 61 203,378 35,096 818
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 134 382,138 41,040 1,191
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 77 271,620 24,629 701
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 57 110,518 16,411 490
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 239 1,384,391 110,613 2,777
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 216 1,315,629 99,790 2,515
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 23 68,762 10,823 262
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 29 53,957 11,730 497
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 81 213,547 26,989 812
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 68 D D (500-999)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 267 2,543,843 137,306 3,544
42151 Metal service centers & offices 256 2,397,537 134,679 3,505
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 209 2,111,294 117,748 3,100
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 142 1,550,421 104,455 2,881
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 67 560,873 13,293 219
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 47 286,243 16,931 405
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 24 152,142 12,720 294
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 23 134,101 4,211 111
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 11 146,306 2,627 39
4215201 Coal whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 938 9,058,014 545,628 12,795
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 400 2,736,051 190,036 4,902
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 70 493,071 19,708 587
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 468 5,828,892 335,884 7,306
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 234 3,358,651 217,620 4,822
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 234 2,470,241 118,264 2,484
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 702 3,244,119 262,754 7,457
42171 Hardware whsle 294 1,555,612 130,867 4,106
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 135 824,252 46,770 1,192
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 226 762,218 77,307 1,911
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 47 102,037 7,810 248
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 2,347 11,733,114 1,031,495 26,213
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 157 1,421,093 126,205 3,100
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 242 1,794,710 106,048 3,217
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 158 607,598 50,156 1,900
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 58 166,954 13,226 451
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 26 1,020,158 42,666 866
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 1,193 6,234,079 589,004 13,656
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 24 119,026 10,631 251
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 109 374,658 50,623 1,268
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 44 127,754 14,964 413
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 65 246,904 35,659 855
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 377 1,613,003 158,351 3,827
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 116 1,015,145 55,804 1,265
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 168 593,516 83,116 2,181
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 23 49,218 5,249 141
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 376 2,469,513 225,230 4,723
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 516 1,602,765 145,710 4,400
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 78 130,661 15,517 516
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 95 394,973 24,420 709
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 72 223,088 26,768 804
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 45 121,506 14,462 490
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 48 155,470 15,152 394
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 178 577,067 49,391 1,487
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 183 510,314 49,185 1,515
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 20 32,629 6,432 226
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 65 88,721 15,055 511
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 24 232,935 8,933 266
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 74 156,029 18,765 512
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 56 170,153 15,343 325
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 29 132,783 10,963 183
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 16 12,927 2,148 64
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 11 24,443 2,232 78
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 836 2,430,079 192,575 6,667
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 132 356,648 27,737 1,089
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 42 115,318 8,105 280
42193 Recyclable material whsle 248 552,167 78,235 2,975
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 80 198,429 24,848 925
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 63 178,174 22,647 819
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 17 20,255 2,201 106
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 42 56,162 11,183 403
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 126 297,576 42,204 1,647
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 71 D D (250-499)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 69 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 343 D D (1000-2499)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 124 416,437 18,384 502
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 75 173,532 8,494 313
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 36 522,144 18,209 406
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 27 D D (250-499)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 37 57,439 9,494 298
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 65 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 4,223 46,014,813 2,091,211 64,316
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 441 2,906,698 192,961 5,347
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 51 520,780 27,475 766
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 222 714,264 79,825 2,319
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 168 1,671,654 85,661 2,262
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 145 4,936,661 182,756 3,477
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 71 D D (1000-2499)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 74 D D (1000-2499)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 557 3,567,400 178,317 6,909
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 269 1,454,137 79,026 2,281
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 221 1,301,532 66,631 1,819
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 48 152,605 12,395 462
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 115 911,095 55,093 2,624
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 137 905,644 30,355 1,504
42234 Footwear whsle 36 296,524 13,843 500
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 910 14,374,753 626,055 21,854
42241 General-line grocery whsle 83 4,156,174 183,171 6,306
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 76 4,040,339 163,267 5,495
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 72 1,542,946 51,477 1,780
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 95 563,157 28,993 1,078
4224301 Raw milk whsle 1 D D (1-19)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 94 D D (1000-2499)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 38 292,363 14,869 609
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 35 D D (500-999)
42245 Confectionery whsle 65 597,434 41,824 1,531
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 89 D D (500-999)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 81 906,960 24,697 913
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 107 715,117 42,765 1,600
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 280 D D (5000-9999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 22 D D (250-499)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 57 259,564 20,916 743
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 97 1,000,567 109,350 3,777
4224904 Canned goods whsle 18 696,372 13,238 360
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 77 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 261 2,916,928 55,879 1,898
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 78 728,812 11,530 481
42252 Livestock whsle 36 329,900 4,859 369
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 147 1,858,216 39,490 1,048
4225902 Leaf tobacco whsle 101 1,320,774 32,070 734
4225904 Cotton whsle 18 430,376 3,362 97
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 481 3,894,850 208,998 4,904
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 98 1,124,894 49,938 1,067
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 383 2,769,956 159,060 3,837
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 20 72,094 9,133 279
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 363 2,697,862 149,927 3,558
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 356 5,080,594 113,753 4,022
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 274 3,967,084 95,533 3,444
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 264 3,936,533 91,851 3,320
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 233 2,260,555 80,729 2,988
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 31 1,675,978 11,122 332
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 10 30,551 3,682 124
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 82 1,113,510 18,220 578
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 118 D D (2500-4999)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 66 D D (2500-4999)
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 52 528,921 37,859 1,266
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 52 528,921 37,859 1,266
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 954 D D (10k-24999)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 195 2,294,748 194,452 3,406
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 99 271,802 17,476 698
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 96 2,022,946 176,976 2,708
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 76 313,559 26,218 973
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 120 119,376 20,602 1,032
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 57 2,389,766 72,917 3,031
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 60 192,927 13,718 431
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 446 D D (2500-4999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 105 160,395 12,655 628
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 75 187,835 15,174 503
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 13 31,160 3,285 587
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 253 D D (1000-2499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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