1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Tennessee


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 8,234 82,626,370 3,975,440 120,228
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,636 43,339,073 2,377,411 69,392
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,598 39,287,297 1,598,029 50,836

 

 

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 8,234 82,626,370 3,975,440 120,228
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,636 43,339,073 2,377,411 69,392
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 697 15,519,348 330,121 11,044
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 171 11,195,959 119,125 4,002
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 96 3,781,264 26,990 1,676
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 6 D D (20-99)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 15 D D (100-249)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 4 D D (100-249)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 50 957,756 73,344 1,924
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 297 D D (5000-9999)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 149 1,088,152 98,624 3,538
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 136 701,014 43,183 1,426
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 12 D D (100-249)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 57 2,403,150 47,487 1,146
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 172 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 245 876,457 98,180 3,290
42121 Furniture whsle 111 386,022 43,798 1,338
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 48 186,170 12,308 462
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 63 199,852 31,490 876
42122 Home furnishings whsle 134 490,435 54,382 1,952
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 12 68,091 3,337 70
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 20 51,187 4,663 142
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 55 191,761 20,622 679
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 47 179,396 25,760 1,061
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 362 2,043,017 145,573 4,610
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 197 1,218,986 89,358 2,980
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 63 251,276 14,949 445
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 54 532,453 33,656 1,132
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 80 435,257 40,753 1,403
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 56 387,364 16,692 518
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 21 234,985 10,475 311
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 19 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 16 D D (100-249)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 42 229,950 11,104 276
42139 Other construction materials whsle 67 206,717 28,419 836
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 21 46,012 7,086 253
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 46 160,705 21,333 583
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 813 4,997,304 412,474 10,538
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 25 106,193 9,134 217
42142 Office equipment whsle 178 415,403 90,001 2,432
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 220 2,863,744 143,737 3,534
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 187 2,667,127 128,513 3,122
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 54 D D (1000-2499)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 133 D D (1000-2499)
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 33 196,617 15,224 412
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 117 403,265 44,392 1,282
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 72 319,745 31,444 883
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 45 83,520 12,948 399
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 209 1,043,717 100,375 2,214
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 192 1,003,424 93,222 2,038
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 17 40,293 7,153 176
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 34 98,972 12,967 539
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 30 66,010 11,868 320
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 24 61,061 11,074 287
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 253 4,755,542 159,369 3,989
42151 Metal service centers & offices 224 4,199,327 148,790 3,797
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 184 3,175,232 104,088 3,129
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 140 1,507,943 92,039 2,906
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 44 1,667,289 12,049 223
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 40 1,024,095 44,702 668
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 30 778,428 20,654 515
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 10 245,667 24,048 153
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 29 556,215 10,579 192
4215201 Coal whsle 25 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 635 4,940,062 263,798 7,540
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 302 1,699,251 102,907 2,841
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 62 2,151,428 50,461 1,690
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 271 1,089,383 110,430 3,009
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 143 500,832 75,589 2,050
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 128 588,551 34,841 959
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 480 2,480,150 212,320 6,103
42171 Hardware whsle 198 1,222,865 91,283 2,751
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 94 371,481 39,851 1,026
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 150 821,211 72,885 2,047
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 38 64,593 8,301 279
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,542 5,696,937 555,185 15,879
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 114 952,253 76,028 2,082
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 206 668,981 48,154 1,864
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 144 421,762 28,503 1,242
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 49 169,453 14,282 463
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 13 77,766 5,369 159
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 658 2,015,570 241,885 6,411
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 15 D D (20-99)
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 99 259,108 41,344 1,103
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 31 107,853 14,325 449
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 68 151,255 27,019 654
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 226 580,770 71,953 1,770
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 61 452,681 19,208 547
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 128 367,903 58,360 1,747
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 11 26,883 3,311 111
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 118 D D (1000-2499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 357 1,429,139 125,822 3,458
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 59 131,785 15,082 531
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 66 190,515 17,239 522
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 54 131,576 19,015 502
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 30 370,177 5,239 143
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 29 70,603 9,404 247
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 119 534,483 59,843 1,513
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 148 227,533 33,446 1,235
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 34 39,698 7,534 330
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 51 69,905 12,924 507
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 16 22,315 2,755 89
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 47 95,615 10,233 309
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 59 403,461 29,850 829
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 40 293,210 21,086 537
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 11 D D (100-249)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 609 2,030,256 200,391 6,399
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 110 281,925 23,007 1,016
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 42 D D (250-499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 169 D D (1000-2499)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 72 450,961 41,011 1,364
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 53 433,594 38,219 1,228
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 19 17,367 2,792 136
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 34 58,820 6,619 269
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 63 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 64 91,432 12,243 430
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 62 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 224 D D (2500-4999)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 31 D D (20-99)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 53 127,728 10,683 404
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 60 551,765 67,996 1,584
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 46 454,956 47,159 1,023
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 14 96,809 20,837 561
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 13 7,707 996 51
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 49 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,598 39,287,297 1,598,029 50,836
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 297 1,347,882 121,767 3,268
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 35 348,697 21,066 466
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 165 526,472 61,228 1,795
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 97 472,713 39,473 1,007
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 132 6,247,981 137,886 4,270
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 60 3,233,910 52,512 1,809
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 72 3,014,071 85,374 2,461
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 228 3,337,136 125,069 3,908
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 54 244,110 12,160 410
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 32 166,470 7,641 282
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 22 77,640 4,519 128
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 66 1,894,667 60,801 2,140
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 73 148,557 8,252 334
42234 Footwear whsle 35 1,049,802 43,856 1,024
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 564 10,789,578 530,560 17,549
42241 General-line grocery whsle 66 4,473,376 154,384 5,557
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 61 4,005,937 137,308 5,007
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 74 2,417,080 95,306 2,743
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 35 322,059 19,315 715
4224301 Raw milk whsle 2 D D (1-19)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 33 D D (500-999)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 14 157,248 3,313 142
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 13 D D (100-249)
42245 Confectionery whsle 54 444,137 43,476 1,402
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 13 17,894 1,663 78
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 46 642,036 24,735 951
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 79 445,838 49,152 1,442
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 183 1,869,910 139,216 4,519
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 19 27,079 2,397 105
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 36 238,571 20,659 813
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 60 704,031 87,184 2,805
4224904 Canned goods whsle 16 417,728 9,965 164
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 49 D D (500-999)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 198 5,806,421 59,796 2,281
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 56 1,644,109 16,690 571
42252 Livestock whsle 58 570,936 5,973 703
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 84 3,591,376 37,133 1,007
4225902 Leaf tobacco whsle 32 109,574 2,286 379
4225903 Wool, wool tops, & mohair whsle 2 D D (1-19)
4225904 Cotton whsle 35 3,429,052 33,375 586
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 291 1,202,472 114,038 2,877
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 73 243,111 20,830 629
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 218 959,361 93,208 2,248
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 17 29,664 6,055 148
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 201 929,697 87,153 2,100
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 268 4,549,921 87,400 2,998
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 198 3,684,234 71,600 2,513
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 187 3,661,809 68,995 2,416
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 157 1,469,642 53,920 1,802
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 30 2,192,167 15,075 614
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 11 22,425 2,605 97
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 70 865,687 15,800 485
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 60 982,265 104,980 2,677
42281 Beer & ale whsle 39 616,893 73,996 1,986
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 21 365,372 30,984 691
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 21 365,372 30,984 691
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 560 5,023,641 316,533 11,008
42291 Farm supplies whsle 116 1,732,992 82,045 2,090
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 60 297,748 24,382 693
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 56 1,435,244 57,663 1,397
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 97 1,500,087 115,969 4,005
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 92 100,523 14,542 822
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 42 1,165,321 55,011 2,038
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 48 58,724 7,630 303
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 165 465,994 41,336 1,750
4229901 Art goods whsle 52 99,740 16,677 750
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 35 65,959 8,649 266
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 77 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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