1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
South Carolina


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 5,035 34,179,799 1,866,764 58,910
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 3,283 19,985,591 1,146,741 34,666
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,752 14,194,208 720,023 24,244

 

 

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 5,035 34,179,799 1,866,764 58,910
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 3,283 19,985,591 1,146,741 34,666
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 415 6,350,633 121,139 4,549
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 142 D D (1000-2499)
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 99 1,610,320 19,476 1,109
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 30 270,127 23,356 721
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 147 D D (1000-2499)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 43 D D (500-999)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 97 D D (500-999)
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 7 D D (20-99)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 31 D D (500-999)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 95 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 150 D D (1000-2499)
42121 Furniture whsle 64 D D (500-999)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 32 D D (100-249)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 32 95,009 13,216 458
42122 Home furnishings whsle 86 320,866 28,815 1,036
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 28 197,156 10,832 441
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 28 D D (250-499)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 22 D D (250-499)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 158 1,021,909 50,922 1,599
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 76 703,247 33,244 974
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 24 332,614 9,929 217
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 14 161,789 6,568 232
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 38 208,844 16,747 525
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 23 88,841 4,773 157
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 10 D D (20-99)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 5 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 24 89,158 5,248 139
42139 Other construction materials whsle 35 140,663 7,657 329
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 29 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 398 2,268,206 182,369 4,481
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 5 4,630 753 31
42142 Office equipment whsle 90 367,663 37,914 1,083
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 110 1,311,875 69,978 1,534
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 99 1,304,903 67,594 1,467
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 27 325,630 11,225 316
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 72 979,273 56,369 1,151
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 11 6,972 2,384 67
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 59 144,905 13,264 460
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 38 116,226 8,132 297
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 21 28,679 5,132 163
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 97 362,111 50,536 1,008
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 87 317,130 43,678 859
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 10 44,981 6,858 149
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 15 21,153 3,495 168
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 22 55,869 6,429 197
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 132 781,097 47,182 1,479
42151 Metal service centers & offices 123 741,843 45,429 1,433
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 99 696,038 42,968 1,338
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 73 D D (1000-2499)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 26 D D (20-99)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 24 45,805 2,461 95
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 11 23,047 1,439 61
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 13 22,758 1,022 34
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 9 39,254 1,753 46
4216 Electrical goods whsle 293 1,093,813 103,204 2,774
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 143 613,518 46,442 1,163
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 31 46,617 5,331 178
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 119 433,678 51,431 1,433
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 70 171,101 27,397 660
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 49 262,577 24,034 773
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 261 2,349,684 84,516 2,724
42171 Hardware whsle 90 1,850,722 41,064 1,328
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 40 D D (250-499)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 111 318,191 28,280 924
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,060 3,673,743 370,938 10,128
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 66 475,052 45,505 1,291
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 104 227,492 21,111 823
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 71 180,999 16,245 642
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 20 30,186 2,157 96
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 13 16,307 2,709 85
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 508 1,842,966 192,828 4,738
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 16 29,068 3,479 112
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 45 77,514 12,965 340
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 15 27,369 4,125 101
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 30 50,145 8,840 239
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 149 553,063 58,186 1,520
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 54 158,853 15,859 335
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 65 185,241 26,083 780
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 171 D D (1000-2499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 257 706,642 77,532 2,261
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 49 76,847 8,948 249
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 51 158,720 16,426 486
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 34 115,316 13,147 425
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 22 74,702 10,142 313
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 27 93,916 11,601 264
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 74 187,141 17,268 524
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 98 176,802 23,094 775
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 14 36,732 6,234 188
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 42 41,929 6,196 277
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 16 74,057 5,901 163
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 26 24,084 4,763 147
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 27 244,789 10,868 240
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 14 218,541 7,556 139
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 4 D D (20-99)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 416 D D (5000-9999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 73 576,543 52,267 2,094
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 22 88,096 5,284 183
42193 Recyclable material whsle 126 694,329 48,210 1,747
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 52 454,067 19,464 659
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 42 D D (500-999)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 10 D D (20-99)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 21 61,676 8,405 260
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 53 178,586 20,341 828
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 39 51,274 4,525 158
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 36 45,991 4,183 149
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 156 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 72 328,748 14,496 465
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 11 7,949 988 51
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 11 7,949 988 51
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 24 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,752 14,194,208 720,023 24,244
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 169 947,545 60,380 1,798
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 11 111,797 7,145 176
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 82 167,967 22,494 698
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 76 667,781 30,741 924
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 67 629,638 19,386 691
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 23 556,640 12,717 498
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 44 72,998 6,669 193
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 202 2,441,650 89,285 3,527
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 87 723,143 46,463 1,705
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 68 D D (1000-2499)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 19 D D (500-999)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 47 623,018 16,469 550
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 55 D D (500-999)
42234 Footwear whsle 13 D D (250-499)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 387 4,046,288 230,525 8,093
42241 General-line grocery whsle 39 1,130,463 30,212 1,098
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 32 D D (500-999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 33 1,112,981 59,022 1,747
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 39 271,713 16,647 536
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 38 D D (500-999)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 15 65,011 3,697 165
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 15 65,011 3,697 165
42245 Confectionery whsle 25 D D (500-999)
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 34 61,339 5,383 279
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 36 122,218 5,470 263
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 45 178,691 17,927 690
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 121 D D (2500-4999)
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 24 83,008 8,746 370
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 45 462,846 53,982 1,850
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 34 378,441 10,117 409
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 94 608,179 12,021 543
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 39 225,139 6,432 267
42252 Livestock whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 37 D D (100-249)
4225902 Leaf tobacco whsle 16 D D (20-99)
4225904 Cotton whsle 13 177,517 2,032 38
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 229 887,884 69,220 1,787
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 49 171,592 14,642 456
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 180 716,292 54,578 1,331
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 175 713,920 54,162 1,310
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 187 2,145,407 53,709 1,884
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 130 1,590,575 36,327 1,362
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 128 D D (1000-2499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 110 D D (1000-2499)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 18 872,137 5,864 177
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 57 554,832 17,382 522
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 62 983,810 84,652 2,304
42281 Beer & ale whsle 40 565,331 52,958 1,476
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 22 418,479 31,694 828
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 22 418,479 31,694 828
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 355 1,503,807 100,845 3,617
42291 Farm supplies whsle 74 232,175 14,520 617
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 47 114,462 5,177 248
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 27 117,713 9,343 369
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 36 84,267 5,868 312
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 44 46,038 6,991 369
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 30 276,124 13,374 645
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 34 40,406 4,861 177
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 137 824,797 55,231 1,497
4229901 Art goods whsle 41 146,615 14,790 414
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 19 D D (500-999)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 73 D D (250-499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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