1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Rhode Island


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 1,590 7,602,702 635,178 18,762
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,055 4,115,462 417,629 11,919
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 535 3,487,240 217,549 6,843

 

 

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 1,590 7,602,702 635,178 18,762
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 1,055 4,115,462 417,629 11,919
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 106 310,614 28,085 948
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 23 D D (250-499)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 39 95,393 10,020 360
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 17 D D (100-249)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 20 D D (20-99)
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 2 D D (20-99)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 41 D D (250-499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 42 196,549 31,789 686
42121 Furniture whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 29 D D (500-999)
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 9 D D (250-499)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 8 13,527 1,895 70
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 42 127,849 11,399 308
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 12 42,199 3,891 105
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 4 29,926 2,240 53
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 4 D D (1-19)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 14 D D (20-99)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 141 809,863 97,221 2,473
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 8 D D (100-249)
42142 Office equipment whsle 31 105,822 21,090 636
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 39 274,320 31,456 446
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 37 D D (250-499)
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 14 D D (20-99)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 23 D D (250-499)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 24 D D (250-499)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (250-499)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 26 D D (500-999)
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 22 D D (250-499)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 7 24,486 4,575 169
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 44 D D (500-999)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 43 D D (500-999)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 20 D D (250-499)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 14 D D (100-249)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 6 D D (100-249)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 23 D D (100-249)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 19 D D (100-249)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 1 D D (1-19)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 112 374,559 35,137 961
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 35 144,868 11,923 318
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 15 D D (20-99)
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 62 D D (500-999)
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 26 83,234 13,846 382
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 36 D D (100-249)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 65 640,758 39,062 1,044
42171 Hardware whsle 37 D D (500-999)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 243 630,314 73,288 2,083
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 9 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 120 392,977 42,104 1,073
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 38 90,802 11,986 282
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 17 D D (20-99)
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 15 D D (250-499)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 32 D D (250-499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 64 130,216 18,551 592
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 24 D D (100-249)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 32 D D (100-249)
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (20-99)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 8 21,765 1,030 24
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 5 D D (1-19)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 260 D D (2500-4999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 19 27,952 3,322 76
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 40 186,003 15,722 526
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 8 D D (100-249)
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 4 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 25 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 165 D D (1000-2499)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 154 D D (1000-2499)
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 11 D D (100-249)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 24 D D (100-249)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 6 D D (1-19)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 7 4,053 875 38
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 535 3,487,240 217,549 6,843
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 59 185,255 13,151 369
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 26 D D (100-249)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 21 D D (100-249)
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 46 211,863 18,484 757
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 23 D D (250-499)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 16 D D (100-249)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 12 98,440 3,163 154
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 190 1,188,583 77,994 2,730
42241 General-line grocery whsle 17 61,118 5,214 191
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 16 D D (100-249)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 22 D D (100-249)
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 7 D D (100-249)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 2 D D (1-19)
42245 Confectionery whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 52 245,454 11,060 377
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 19 D D (500-999)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 40 D D (500-999)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 9 D D (250-499)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 6 D D (20-99)
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 1 D D (1-19)
42252 Livestock whsle 1 D D (1-19)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 76 320,318 31,261 745
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 24 D D (100-249)
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 52 D D (500-999)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 49 D D (250-499)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 17 D D (250-499)
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 17 D D (250-499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 11 D D (100-249)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 6 D D (100-249)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 9 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 13 D D (500-999)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 5 D D (250-499)
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 8 D D (250-499)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 8 D D (250-499)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 100 D D (500-999)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 4 D D (20-99)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 11 D D (20-99)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 9 D D (100-249)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 7 D D (20-99)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 61 D D (500-999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 34 D D (250-499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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