1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Allegheny County, PA


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 2,490 28,255,990 1,269,351 33,034
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,858 19,890,870 911,684 22,305
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 632 8,365,120 357,667 10,729

 

 

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 2,490 28,255,990 1,269,351 33,034
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,858 19,890,870 911,684 22,305
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 122 D D (1000-2499)
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 27 D D (250-499)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 67 D D (500-999)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 40 D D (250-499)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 25 D D (100-249)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 6 D D (20-99)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 22 D D (20-99)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 84 D D (500-999)
42121 Furniture whsle 40 159,913 12,731 321
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 18 D D (20-99)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 22 D D (100-249)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 44 D D (500-999)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 16 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 72 D D (500-999)
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 34 D D (250-499)
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 3 D D (1-19)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 15 26,705 3,547 87
42139 Other construction materials whsle 12 D D (250-499)
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 287 1,702,828 219,374 4,874
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42142 Office equipment whsle 36 234,416 45,007 1,263
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 98 644,120 103,312 1,823
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 85 D D (1000-2499)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 24 D D (100-249)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 61 D D (1000-2499)
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 44 D D (250-499)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 20 77,266 6,183 184
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 24 D D (100-249)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 65 521,917 40,847 882
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 56 D D (500-999)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 21 D D (100-249)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 184 5,488,397 95,989 2,107
42151 Metal service centers & offices 152 4,790,065 83,507 1,889
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 129 3,479,096 70,183 1,662
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 72 1,058,601 51,759 1,330
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 57 2,420,495 18,424 332
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 23 1,310,969 13,324 227
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 12 D D (100-249)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 11 D D (20-99)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 32 698,332 12,482 218
4215201 Coal whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 232 1,846,575 131,352 2,963
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 107 1,042,883 75,029 1,634
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 17 D D (250-499)
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 108 D D (1000-2499)
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 58 D D (500-999)
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 50 D D (250-499)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 166 587,984 58,915 1,627
42171 Hardware whsle 52 D D (500-999)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 57 244,259 17,972 535
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 50 158,848 17,007 417
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 510 2,235,010 229,023 5,359
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 30 134,334 16,380 424
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 278 1,382,240 138,881 2,951
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 31 97,691 13,432 314
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 16 43,712 5,478 130
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 15 53,979 7,954 184
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 88 342,336 41,532 946
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 43 349,987 30,490 542
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 40 151,134 18,581 515
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 8 45,529 2,820 65
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 62 D D (500-999)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 141 581,009 55,284 1,391
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 19 28,934 3,183 117
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 28 158,861 9,029 222
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 12 17,720 3,051 86
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 16 57,357 7,946 176
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 54 D D (500-999)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 44 92,106 12,637 413
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 16 30,282 3,987 134
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 201 D D (1000-2499)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 77 1,150,608 40,998 1,289
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 33 821,044 28,601 924
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 24 D D (500-999)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 9 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 33 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 32 D D (100-249)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 30 D D (100-249)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 57 D D (250-499)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 17 14,979 1,777 56
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 9 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 1 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 15 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 632 8,365,120 357,667 10,729
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 76 566,288 45,836 1,211
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 13 D D (250-499)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 44 D D (500-999)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 38 D D (500-999)
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 21 D D (500-999)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 38 190,276 14,756 396
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 11 D D (20-99)
42234 Footwear whsle 2 D D (100-249)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 186 3,119,067 117,540 3,864
42241 General-line grocery whsle 24 946,791 22,973 796
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 21 D D (500-999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 31 D D (500-999)
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 8 102,031 6,157 184
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 8 102,031 6,157 184
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 6 D D (20-99)
42245 Confectionery whsle 17 D D (250-499)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 29 267,959 15,223 465
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 53 D D (1000-2499)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 16 83,424 10,676 365
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 9 D D (250-499)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 94 1,011,782 62,368 1,593
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 18 67,921 5,708 148
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 76 943,861 56,660 1,445
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 70 D D (1000-2499)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 35 D D (500-999)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 19 459,452 16,368 412
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 18 D D (250-499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 6 D D (100-249)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 12 D D (250-499)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 16 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 47 D D (500-999)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 34 232,736 15,369 596
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 115 D D (1000-2499)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 26 253,840 13,928 723
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 15 26,823 3,295 170
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 9 D D (250-499)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 7 25,858 1,808 48
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 49 D D (250-499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 20 D D (20-99)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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