1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Mecklenburg County, NC


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 2,638 35,019,764 1,574,278 38,333
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,912 20,002,233 1,111,045 25,594
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 726 15,017,531 463,233 12,739

 

 

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 2,638 35,019,764 1,574,278 38,333
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,912 20,002,233 1,111,045 25,594
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 143 D D (2500-4999)
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 39 5,755,123 36,224 1,092
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 15 D D (250-499)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 20 D D (500-999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 72 D D (500-999)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 29 D D (250-499)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 39 D D (250-499)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 16 D D (500-999)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 16 D D (20-99)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 89 309,514 27,348 809
42121 Furniture whsle 39 170,241 19,538 536
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 14 35,184 3,572 95
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 25 135,057 15,966 441
42122 Home furnishings whsle 50 139,273 7,810 273
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 7 26,820 2,057 123
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 21 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 78 444,586 26,062 752
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 35 320,012 17,407 519
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 30 D D (250-499)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 14 36,342 1,793 58
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 6 D D (1-19)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 15 D D (20-99)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 268 1,961,100 200,099 4,202
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 10 D D (100-249)
42142 Office equipment whsle 38 218,724 35,269 858
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 100 766,584 94,506 1,726
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 81 D D (1000-2499)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 23 D D (250-499)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 58 479,643 67,835 1,128
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 19 D D (100-249)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 41 D D (250-499)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 21 D D (100-249)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 20 39,954 4,453 142
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 56 D D (500-999)
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 48 D D (500-999)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 97 D D (1000-2499)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 96 1,257,515 57,214 1,362
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 79 1,144,154 49,920 1,198
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 54 902,446 45,078 1,127
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 25 241,708 4,842 71
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 17 113,361 7,294 164
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 9 D D (100-249)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 1 D D (1-19)
4215201 Coal whsle 1 D D (1-19)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 230 2,422,534 134,821 2,887
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 116 1,107,155 61,807 1,369
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 22 363,864 10,628 263
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 92 951,515 62,386 1,255
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 51 D D (500-999)
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 41 D D (500-999)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 173 1,247,686 88,308 2,058
42171 Hardware whsle 70 502,433 35,237 968
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 52 D D (500-999)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 45 D D (250-499)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 682 5,220,179 431,351 9,604
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 23 D D (500-999)
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 15 304,836 23,360 504
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 3 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 8 D D (250-499)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 460 3,647,766 299,971 6,303
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 42 209,078 28,580 617
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 17 D D (100-249)
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 25 D D (250-499)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 157 1,056,953 85,176 1,907
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 48 612,854 26,180 470
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 52 239,251 31,695 736
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 4 24,381 2,852 64
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 152 D D (1000-2499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 134 654,871 53,064 1,391
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 11 33,872 3,814 84
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 26 239,058 7,792 197
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 12 103,430 12,630 305
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 15 54,371 6,688 202
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 21 68,628 6,885 179
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 49 155,512 15,255 424
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 39 305,742 17,553 506
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 152 D D (1000-2499)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 28 D D (100-249)
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 11 D D (100-249)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 37 D D (500-999)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 5 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 26 29,895 3,537 77
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 25 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 50 D D (500-999)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 18 D D (20-99)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 8 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 5 20,602 4,363 78
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 14 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 726 15,017,531 463,233 12,739
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 108 1,370,689 61,760 1,453
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 19 285,393 11,186 283
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 46 254,457 26,253 668
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 43 830,839 24,321 502
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 31 D D (250-499)
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 99 492,812 30,678 1,325
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 32 D D (250-499)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 21 91,970 5,919 174
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 11 D D (20-99)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 24 182,874 9,612 336
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 34 161,511 10,536 660
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 121 6,391,912 168,098 5,087
42241 General-line grocery whsle 15 1,605,566 50,673 1,567
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 14 D D (1000-2499)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 11 515,248 7,944 200
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4224301 Raw milk whsle 1 D D (1-19)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 10 D D (100-249)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 4 D D (100-249)
42245 Confectionery whsle 9 D D (250-499)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 9 D D (100-249)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 9 59,887 2,991 80
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 50 D D (1000-2499)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 7 D D (250-499)
4224904 Canned goods whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 19 2,296,368 43,714 1,225
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 164 2,639,664 101,310 2,024
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 37 857,832 34,666 655
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 127 1,781,832 66,644 1,369
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 122 D D (1000-2499)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 35 1,343,884 12,258 298
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 22 726,991 7,530 177
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 21 D D (100-249)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 12 D D (100-249)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 9 D D (20-99)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 13 616,893 4,728 121
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 16 D D (500-999)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 6 100,330 10,440 324
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 10 D D (250-499)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 10 D D (250-499)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 148 D D (1000-2499)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 6 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 9 D D (100-249)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 2 D D (100-249)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 13 D D (20-99)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 90 D D (500-999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 18 D D (20-99)
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 11 D D (250-499)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 56 D D (250-499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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