1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Providence County, RI


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 1,003 5,094,448 450,931 13,417
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 679 2,555,083 298,724 8,663
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 324 2,539,365 152,207 4,754

 

 

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 1,003 5,094,448 450,931 13,417
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 679 2,555,083 298,724 8,663
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 64 173,058 17,359 584
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 11 69,340 2,053 74
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 24 71,616 8,111 271
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 12 29,613 3,712 166
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 11 D D (20-99)
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 1 D D (20-99)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 27 D D (100-249)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 26 102,001 17,920 419
42121 Furniture whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 4 D D (20-99)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 16 D D (250-499)
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 26 88,515 8,097 211
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 8 36,345 3,428 86
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 4 D D (1-19)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 94 604,374 78,758 1,970
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42142 Office equipment whsle 24 97,944 19,217 552
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 21 218,236 26,413 334
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 21 218,236 26,413 334
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 15 D D (250-499)
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 22 D D (250-499)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (250-499)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 7 D D (20-99)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 17 D D (250-499)
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 13 D D (250-499)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 32 D D (500-999)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 32 D D (500-999)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 14 D D (250-499)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 10 D D (100-249)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 4 D D (100-249)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 18 D D (100-249)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 14 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 72 269,795 26,794 736
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 25 121,436 10,625 258
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 9 35,485 1,208 42
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 38 112,874 14,961 436
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 17 62,525 10,841 308
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 21 50,349 4,120 128
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 41 D D (250-499)
42171 Hardware whsle 22 D D (100-249)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 7 23,996 2,364 74
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 131 414,316 53,585 1,511
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 60 250,334 28,877 761
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 16 55,282 8,387 202
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 9 13,753 2,011 61
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 11 D D (250-499)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 17 122,215 8,342 185
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 38 94,143 14,917 448
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 16 33,869 5,091 158
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 21 44,096 5,530 186
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 9 23,382 1,782 65
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 193 D D (1000-2499)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 7 16,026 1,900 35
42193 Recyclable material whsle 29 164,957 13,850 434
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 5 60,774 3,627 101
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 3 D D (20-99)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 20 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 134 D D (1000-2499)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 125 D D (1000-2499)
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 9 D D (100-249)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 3 D D (1-19)
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 324 2,539,365 152,207 4,754
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 42 146,737 8,991 249
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 19 D D (20-99)
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 14 79,501 3,056 84
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 13 293,057 7,376 200
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 27 82,324 8,903 299
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 16 65,277 7,112 225
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 12 D D (100-249)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 101 728,119 55,118 1,997
42241 General-line grocery whsle 12 37,602 3,059 101
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 11 D D (20-99)
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42245 Confectionery whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 6 D D (20-99)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 14 D D (250-499)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 23 D D (250-499)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 28 218,238 26,960 860
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 7 D D (100-249)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 4 D D (250-499)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 10 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 49 202,271 22,160 548
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 12 38,875 5,383 137
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 37 163,396 16,777 411
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 35 D D (250-499)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 21 D D (250-499)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 13 D D (100-249)
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 13 D D (100-249)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 7 D D (100-249)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 6 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 8 D D (250-499)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 59 D D (500-999)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 1 D D (20-99)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 5 D D (100-249)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 3 D D (20-99)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 37 D D (250-499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 10 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 22 81,946 6,986 295
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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