1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Virginia


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 7,868 61,046,705 3,784,428 106,365
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,395 32,949,420 2,465,176 63,296
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,473 28,097,285 1,319,252 43,069

 

 

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 7,868 61,046,705 3,784,428 106,365
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,395 32,949,420 2,465,176 63,296
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 615 7,692,533 184,010 7,618
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 174 6,816,329 91,094 3,876
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 100 3,295,458 28,109 1,722
4211102 Bus & recreational vehicle whsle 10 D D (100-249)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 50 D D (1000-2499)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 223 665,296 50,050 2,045
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 91 283,946 20,218 849
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 115 364,125 26,535 1,026
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 17 17,225 3,297 170
42113 Tire & tube whsle 42 D D (500-999)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 176 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 300 D D (2500-4999)
42121 Furniture whsle 160 540,161 43,434 1,223
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 68 141,279 11,311 356
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 92 398,882 32,123 867
42122 Home furnishings whsle 140 D D (1000-2499)
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 25 49,141 6,259 172
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 26 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 53 173,471 16,508 467
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 36 D D (250-499)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 293 2,004,486 129,698 3,732
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 155 1,406,192 85,166 2,432
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 38 D D (250-499)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 39 D D (500-999)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 78 707,875 45,733 1,279
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 46 214,405 12,278 365
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 18 46,537 4,909 147
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 39 207,129 13,052 380
42139 Other construction materials whsle 53 176,760 19,202 555
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 33 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,021 7,887,526 821,772 16,711
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 19 62,901 5,296 132
42142 Office equipment whsle 185 929,318 172,842 4,048
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 453 5,834,813 515,588 9,213
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 371 5,408,983 417,370 7,753
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 105 1,510,450 67,383 1,161
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 266 3,898,533 349,987 6,592
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 82 425,830 98,218 1,460
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 98 135,888 20,835 750
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 59 73,292 8,176 317
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 39 62,596 12,659 433
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 163 635,852 61,342 1,255
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 150 595,987 56,362 1,136
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 13 39,865 4,980 119
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 32 D D (500-999)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 71 D D (500-999)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 65 152,935 17,307 538
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 174 2,404,648 104,417 2,450
42151 Metal service centers & offices 137 1,096,215 91,876 2,237
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 114 661,447 51,827 1,626
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 81 D D (1000-2499)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 33 D D (100-249)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 23 434,768 40,049 611
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 16 D D (500-999)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 37 1,308,433 12,541 213
4215201 Coal whsle 34 D D (100-249)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 699 4,684,865 427,032 8,849
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 250 1,115,814 112,312 2,731
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 66 611,959 41,397 1,096
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 383 2,957,092 273,323 5,022
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 248 2,057,017 226,803 4,027
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 135 900,075 46,520 995
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 450 1,463,843 136,024 4,253
42171 Hardware whsle 183 427,570 49,075 1,916
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 101 454,218 28,404 941
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 141 533,211 52,658 1,209
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 25 48,844 5,887 187
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,329 4,453,466 444,489 12,508
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 193 1,057,731 94,185 2,535
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 167 673,649 44,749 1,692
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 125 273,812 26,777 1,110
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 33 367,573 14,063 452
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 9 32,264 3,909 130
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 475 1,324,857 164,650 4,340
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 19 25,588 4,680 139
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 58 109,497 15,871 439
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 27 60,303 8,839 249
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 31 49,194 7,032 190
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 179 526,468 63,669 1,709
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 28 61,270 6,873 194
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 76 247,060 30,588 886
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 11 13,762 1,035 37
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 104 341,212 41,934 936
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 271 672,451 75,073 2,085
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 54 98,823 11,968 376
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 47 170,024 12,137 347
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 55 87,083 13,645 373
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 20 85,504 8,356 216
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 28 82,923 11,414 251
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 67 148,094 17,553 522
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 139 178,742 26,953 1,026
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 21 19,020 3,714 180
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 39 D D (250-499)
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 20 29,355 3,594 104
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 59 D D (250-499)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 84 546,036 38,879 830
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 43 434,292 29,827 512
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 26 80,874 6,957 231
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 15 30,870 2,095 87
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 514 D D (2500-4999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 97 385,650 26,529 803
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 43 D D (500-999)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 125 426,765 47,070 1,769
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 57 209,267 20,135 719
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 40 194,979 18,719 644
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 17 14,288 1,416 75
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 23 77,272 10,860 468
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 45 140,226 16,075 582
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 69 70,910 5,524 205
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 61 D D (100-249)
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 8 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 180 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 8 D D (100-249)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 39 D D (100-249)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 42 D D (100-249)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 34 149,430 9,743 413
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 26 108,286 8,197 353
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 8 41,144 1,546 60
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 43 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,473 28,097,285 1,319,252 43,069
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 270 1,368,790 115,570 3,183
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 39 352,783 16,905 388
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 170 495,228 62,764 1,787
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 61 520,779 35,901 1,008
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 96 1,910,530 52,333 1,770
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 41 1,348,431 25,756 1,005
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 55 562,099 26,577 765
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 182 660,072 54,937 1,907
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 29 D D (250-499)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 24 D D (20-99)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 5 D D (250-499)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 87 341,479 29,378 1,096
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 56 D D (100-249)
42234 Footwear whsle 10 161,277 12,779 166
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 711 11,934,667 532,567 18,955
42241 General-line grocery whsle 84 3,668,871 159,939 4,994
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 7 D D (1000-2499)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 72 D D (2500-4999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 76 2,065,088 55,763 1,612
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 38 544,574 17,970 694
4224301 Raw milk whsle 2 D D (20-99)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 36 D D (500-999)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 15 616,448 10,275 398
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 14 D D (250-499)
42245 Confectionery whsle 44 600,487 35,140 1,301
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 100 170,207 18,850 1,087
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 52 332,668 12,207 496
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 68 249,970 26,920 997
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 234 3,686,354 195,503 7,376
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 34 201,188 11,633 424
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 60 204,443 20,074 850
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 69 810,620 84,816 2,818
4224904 Canned goods whsle 16 1,508,054 38,190 1,011
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 4 D D (500-999)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 51 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 127 1,754,977 43,243 1,488
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 29 291,823 7,579 249
42252 Livestock whsle 38 302,597 3,889 426
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 60 1,160,557 31,775 813
4225902 Leaf tobacco whsle 36 921,880 26,944 639
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 22 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 235 1,254,842 114,969 2,879
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 47 140,303 9,998 303
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 188 1,114,539 104,971 2,576
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 17 35,552 5,436 148
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 171 1,078,987 99,535 2,428
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 222 5,186,055 155,259 4,173
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 157 4,027,760 83,807 2,926
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 151 3,995,396 81,272 2,856
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 115 992,989 52,324 2,095
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 36 3,002,407 28,948 761
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 6 32,364 2,535 70
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 65 1,158,295 71,452 1,247
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 112 1,355,513 123,674 3,747
42281 Beer & ale whsle 65 D D (2500-4999)
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 47 D D (1000-2499)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 47 D D (1000-2499)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 518 2,671,839 126,700 4,967
42291 Farm supplies whsle 106 449,987 25,008 1,009
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 56 108,152 7,754 371
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 50 341,835 17,254 638
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 85 796,116 31,619 1,140
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 57 84,518 11,234 564
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 35 902,579 22,430 948
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 33 47,866 5,091 197
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 202 390,773 31,318 1,109
4229901 Art goods whsle 67 117,575 8,801 343
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 43 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 88 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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