1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Philadelphia 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 1,403 12,004,023 848,375 22,298
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 778 4,310,647 435,363 10,929
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 625 7,693,376 413,012 11,369

 

 

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 1,403 12,004,023 848,375 22,298
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 778 4,310,647 435,363 10,929
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 85 D D (500-999)
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 2 D D (20-99)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 37 D D (250-499)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 21 D D (100-249)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 16 8,108 1,502 84
42113 Tire & tube whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 30 D D (100-249)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 77 476,257 37,896 1,089
42121 Furniture whsle 44 D D (500-999)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 19 D D (250-499)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 25 271,361 18,548 481
42122 Home furnishings whsle 33 D D (100-249)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 31 D D (100-249)
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 11 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 108 1,165,311 131,290 2,381
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 7 25,736 3,356 96
42142 Office equipment whsle 24 521,144 29,036 562
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 19 434,726 76,608 1,067
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 17 D D (1000-2499)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 6 D D (20-99)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 11 D D (500-999)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 27 D D (100-249)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (20-99)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 12 19,403 3,979 134
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 11 D D (100-249)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 7 33,487 4,049 114
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 36 509,362 34,420 829
42151 Metal service centers & offices 36 509,362 34,420 829
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 30 D D (500-999)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 23 D D (500-999)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 7 D D (20-99)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 6 D D (20-99)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 6 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 74 589,756 54,824 1,348
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 32 D D (500-999)
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 13 65,098 3,501 101
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 29 D D (250-499)
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 74 289,686 34,061 999
42171 Hardware whsle 34 88,580 13,988 458
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 11 D D (100-249)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 23 112,075 11,995 349
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 132 D D (1000-2499)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 65 189,483 30,420 790
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 8 32,156 4,367 105
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 16 D D (250-499)
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 41 D D (250-499)
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 14 D D (100-249)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 7 14,768 1,544 76
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 161 D D (1000-2499)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 12 14,779 1,500 48
42193 Recyclable material whsle 67 304,314 28,908 884
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 26 107,100 9,877 294
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 11 90,345 7,465 223
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 15 16,755 2,412 71
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 5 26,062 2,931 97
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 36 171,152 16,100 493
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 50 D D (250-499)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 46 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 4 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 5 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 625 7,693,376 413,012 11,369
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 57 828,485 74,829 1,657
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 6 D D (100-249)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 17 D D (100-249)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 34 618,265 58,276 1,308
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 15 D D (500-999)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 11 D D (500-999)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 86 597,733 31,249 1,243
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 22 D D (100-249)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 27 D D (500-999)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 27 D D (100-249)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 257 2,563,481 157,365 4,324
42241 General-line grocery whsle 26 284,465 28,948 678
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 25 D D (500-999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 21 153,628 6,879 256
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 13 96,271 5,728 203
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 13 96,271 5,728 203
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 9 59,304 4,379 115
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 9 59,304 4,379 115
42245 Confectionery whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 21 146,681 8,814 216
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 29 751,443 26,572 661
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 68 802,614 45,140 1,056
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 57 D D (500-999)
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 8 66,306 8,312 211
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 18 D D (250-499)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 41 890,309 48,780 1,148
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 34 D D (1000-2499)
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 3 12,849 3,277 75
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 31 D D (500-999)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 16 D D (250-499)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 10 789,453 11,897 249
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 10 789,453 11,897 249
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 7 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 40 304,831 28,102 628
42281 Beer & ale whsle 32 271,425 25,900 538
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 113 D D (1000-2499)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 6 D D (20-99)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 20 106,084 12,940 747
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 17 189,855 5,162 169
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 52 D D (250-499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 1 D D (1-19)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 25 D D (20-99)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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