1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Pennsylvania


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 17,138 159,354,185 8,588,178 237,567
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 11,536 92,413,418 5,228,386 141,214
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 5,602 66,940,767 3,359,792 96,353

 

 

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 17,138 159,354,185 8,588,178 237,567
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 11,536 92,413,418 5,228,386 141,214
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 1,222 24,805,075 442,882 17,215
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 343 22,259,532 211,824 8,542
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 163 10,219,475 65,788 4,328
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 27 D D (500-999)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 33 D D (500-999)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 103 D D (2500-4999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 470 1,926,636 169,218 6,032
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 193 921,271 86,072 3,368
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 259 938,719 76,573 2,494
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 18 66,646 6,573 170
42113 Tire & tube whsle 83 D D (1000-2499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 326 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 500 1,994,293 174,210 5,349
42121 Furniture whsle 258 1,089,615 93,493 2,748
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 111 414,546 31,981 1,098
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 147 675,069 61,512 1,650
42122 Home furnishings whsle 242 904,678 80,717 2,601
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 33 306,888 17,991 560
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 54 152,753 21,643 716
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 76 286,303 27,977 836
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 79 158,734 13,106 489
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 560 4,881,816 237,405 6,902
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 273 3,575,278 139,148 4,373
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 64 D D (500-999)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 71 D D (1000-2499)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 138 1,086,471 73,055 2,252
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 94 407,556 21,349 605
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 36 66,694 5,060 185
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 29 47,950 6,606 190
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 29 292,912 9,683 230
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 82 381,430 27,942 711
42139 Other construction materials whsle 111 517,552 48,966 1,213
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 18 157,081 14,019 299
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 93 360,471 34,947 914
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,684 12,654,571 1,128,552 25,120
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 42 232,324 19,030 515
42142 Office equipment whsle 322 1,369,793 198,148 5,340
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 516 7,266,620 513,260 10,007
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 421 6,830,552 464,067 8,708
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 137 4,007,292 72,105 1,801
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 284 2,823,260 391,962 6,907
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 95 436,068 49,193 1,299
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 221 544,090 68,191 1,950
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 122 366,186 38,035 1,181
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 99 177,904 30,156 769
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 397 2,710,201 260,766 5,365
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 349 2,476,515 229,884 4,666
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 48 233,686 30,882 699
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 63 145,641 23,842 838
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 123 385,902 45,315 1,105
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 27 D D (250-499)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 96 D D (500-999)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 745 11,382,061 387,435 9,514
42151 Metal service centers & offices 642 9,766,026 358,001 8,920
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 533 7,680,789 310,868 7,777
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 343 3,763,711 251,194 6,486
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 190 3,917,078 59,674 1,291
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 109 2,085,237 47,133 1,143
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 61 1,341,364 36,486 901
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 48 743,873 10,647 242
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 103 1,616,035 29,434 594
4215201 Coal whsle 81 1,389,644 22,957 463
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 22 226,391 6,477 131
4216 Electrical goods whsle 1,313 12,674,635 776,807 18,566
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 552 6,202,643 295,458 6,924
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 109 719,239 29,973 862
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 652 5,752,753 451,376 10,780
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 316 3,275,508 270,930 5,522
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 336 2,477,245 180,446 5,258
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 916 4,018,759 352,302 9,707
42171 Hardware whsle 366 1,623,823 156,238 4,431
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 253 1,455,334 90,311 2,441
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 235 756,528 86,397 2,259
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 62 183,074 19,356 576
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 3,253 14,055,742 1,285,090 33,382
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 269 2,361,408 189,351 4,626
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 282 811,780 76,557 2,882
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 203 453,869 47,298 2,035
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 58 186,989 14,286 497
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 21 170,922 14,973 350
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 1,550 5,745,735 622,056 15,017
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 56 147,634 22,220 581
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 183 523,169 76,960 1,842
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 73 153,675 22,233 563
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 110 369,494 54,727 1,279
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 493 1,589,165 171,368 4,176
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 205 914,503 82,720 1,853
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 259 1,058,212 148,653 3,863
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 46 168,685 15,883 285
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 308 1,344,367 104,252 2,417
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 742 3,949,225 278,992 7,037
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 104 170,005 18,310 616
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 152 775,665 57,545 1,461
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 99 194,764 24,209 807
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 72 587,598 26,419 553
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 80 566,854 53,553 1,052
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 235 1,654,339 98,956 2,548
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 330 735,863 83,404 2,904
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 54 59,256 8,265 400
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 122 190,721 33,968 1,183
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 30 171,272 9,949 297
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 124 314,614 31,222 1,024
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 80 451,731 34,730 916
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 40 225,509 16,328 477
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 28 D D (250-499)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 1,343 5,946,466 443,703 15,459
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 193 967,473 77,305 2,995
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 101 D D (500-999)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 509 2,932,908 192,210 6,589
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 236 1,774,803 94,254 3,199
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 148 1,361,927 82,702 2,732
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 88 412,876 11,552 467
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 73 287,713 24,583 777
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 200 870,392 73,373 2,613
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 158 440,264 55,950 1,596
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 143 420,176 54,272 1,548
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 15 20,088 1,678 48
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 382 D D (2500-4999)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 59 357,551 8,441 277
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 116 419,911 28,202 1,403
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 52 186,096 20,029 751
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 36 114,476 9,365 408
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 16 71,620 10,664 343
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 51 44,301 7,557 289
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 92 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 5,602 66,940,767 3,359,792 96,353
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 643 4,250,303 326,473 8,493
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 110 1,502,481 83,635 1,757
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 295 1,007,615 102,626 2,892
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 238 1,740,207 140,212 3,844
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 249 14,998,963 539,602 9,305
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 118 2,453,470 84,011 2,975
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 131 12,545,493 455,591 6,330
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 484 2,264,604 160,870 5,197
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 137 396,700 31,228 1,178
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 99 310,709 21,915 874
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 38 85,991 9,313 304
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 136 851,543 59,197 2,272
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 163 536,360 37,381 1,064
42234 Footwear whsle 48 480,001 33,064 683
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 1,646 26,077,870 1,212,143 38,742
42241 General-line grocery whsle 162 6,321,553 297,465 9,286
4224101 General-line grocery whsle, voluntary group 5 D D (1000-2499)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 149 D D (5000-9999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 156 1,775,760 72,527 2,461
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 122 1,534,577 67,835 2,090
4224301 Raw milk whsle 7 602,472 3,411 111
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 115 932,105 64,424 1,979
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 62 577,992 22,270 921
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 59 D D (500-999)
42245 Confectionery whsle 139 1,054,203 67,614 2,308
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 50 191,857 12,647 377
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 154 2,505,794 77,407 2,438
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 257 2,047,605 131,718 4,392
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 544 10,068,529 462,660 14,469
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 54 226,333 20,676 675
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 170 1,694,288 131,169 4,161
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 102 986,781 120,240 3,832
4224904 Canned goods whsle 35 2,031,992 33,139 919
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 24 129,843 9,890 243
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 159 4,999,292 147,546 4,639
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 95 792,187 18,484 988
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 32 255,986 8,456 275
42252 Livestock whsle 42 375,490 4,718 575
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 21 160,711 5,310 138
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4225902 Leaf tobacco whsle 2 D D (1-19)
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 651 5,663,230 431,615 9,698
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 178 1,019,732 78,191 1,887
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 473 4,643,498 353,424 7,811
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 54 214,935 23,941 658
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 419 4,428,563 329,483 7,153
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 325 5,317,743 160,587 5,156
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 215 4,320,002 130,077 4,216
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 209 4,294,536 128,525 4,147
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 140 1,292,206 67,823 2,616
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 69 3,002,330 60,702 1,531
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 6 25,466 1,552 69
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 110 997,741 30,510 940
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 380 1,723,969 147,061 4,484
42281 Beer & ale whsle 320 1,500,945 126,812 3,905
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 60 223,024 20,249 579
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 35 D D (250-499)
4228202 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage (State operated) whsle 25 D D (100-249)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 1,129 5,851,898 362,957 14,290
42291 Farm supplies whsle 192 994,850 55,753 1,995
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 83 269,660 17,436 746
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 109 725,190 38,317 1,249
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 175 847,432 86,413 4,374
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 133 324,649 43,972 1,908
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 79 2,173,402 56,787 2,188
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 81 340,982 29,616 882
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 469 1,170,583 90,416 2,943
4229901 Art goods whsle 140 363,527 23,130 1,002
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 103 376,114 20,120 522
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 9 15,096 947 25
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 217 415,846 46,219 1,394
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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