1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Washington


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 10,039 75,397,750 4,375,979 118,810
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 6,430 39,466,203 2,665,397 66,995
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 3,609 35,931,547 1,710,582 51,815

 

 

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 10,039 75,397,750 4,375,979 118,810
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 6,430 39,466,203 2,665,397 66,995
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 559 6,686,443 189,285 6,416
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 140 5,536,535 75,241 2,381
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 72 2,171,089 20,919 999
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 13 D D (20-99)
4211104 Medium truck & tractor (14,001 lb to 26,000 lb) whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 43 D D (1000-2499)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 229 978,410 80,414 2,657
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 102 592,856 41,460 1,355
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 120 379,964 38,312 1,278
42113 Tire & tube whsle 32 D D (100-249)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 158 D D (1000-2499)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 358 1,872,251 117,715 3,584
42121 Furniture whsle 145 618,513 47,554 1,303
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 76 219,574 17,286 573
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 69 398,939 30,268 730
42122 Home furnishings whsle 213 1,253,738 70,161 2,281
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 28 112,323 10,270 395
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 39 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 79 725,345 28,528 841
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 67 D D (500-999)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 520 3,271,367 196,813 5,237
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 290 2,600,391 125,880 2,999
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 85 864,837 21,609 478
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 59 584,795 31,776 735
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 146 1,150,759 72,495 1,786
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 71 235,144 26,891 800
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 23 82,229 10,864 333
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 24 38,588 9,308 281
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 24 114,327 6,719 186
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 50 206,789 24,967 807
42139 Other construction materials whsle 109 229,043 19,075 631
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 18 75,688 4,205 128
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 91 153,355 14,870 503
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 1,052 5,443,971 679,228 13,834
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 25 89,227 8,001 211
42142 Office equipment whsle 162 512,037 113,103 3,053
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 402 2,802,782 327,892 5,911
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 308 2,633,404 273,847 4,946
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 119 1,143,894 58,807 1,148
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 189 1,489,510 215,040 3,798
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 94 169,378 54,045 965
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 148 351,297 40,572 1,212
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 80 208,151 20,683 589
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 68 143,146 19,889 623
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 220 1,436,755 158,968 2,598
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 189 1,329,307 139,221 2,157
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 31 107,448 19,747 441
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 41 84,594 11,952 454
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 54 167,279 18,740 395
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 9 12,484 1,342 58
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 45 154,795 17,398 337
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 246 1,456,675 124,767 2,922
42151 Metal service centers & offices 237 1,429,709 122,782 2,868
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 179 959,542 97,586 2,232
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 133 772,163 90,317 2,054
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 46 187,379 7,269 178
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 58 470,167 25,196 636
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 31 270,600 21,210 556
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 27 199,567 3,986 80
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 9 26,966 1,985 54
4216 Electrical goods whsle 785 5,436,100 341,683 7,591
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 278 1,321,078 85,771 2,251
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 79 649,744 32,848 774
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 428 3,465,278 223,064 4,566
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 191 1,245,788 116,292 2,427
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 237 2,219,490 106,772 2,139
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 447 1,688,759 156,202 4,149
42171 Hardware whsle 211 765,498 77,028 2,198
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 101 456,718 28,348 770
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 105 361,962 41,547 985
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 30 104,581 9,279 196
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 1,614 6,449,814 571,812 15,031
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 131 674,317 69,272 1,614
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 164 538,764 60,008 2,078
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 115 422,424 47,116 1,669
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 31 68,581 7,704 272
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 18 47,759 5,188 137
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 652 2,043,109 216,395 5,325
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 33 144,520 17,199 348
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 87 274,904 31,346 754
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 33 107,288 9,746 262
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 54 167,616 21,600 492
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 229 673,398 65,884 1,678
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 62 242,008 20,477 464
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 93 375,398 48,527 1,217
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 136 D D (500-999)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 304 1,184,083 93,008 2,548
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 38 60,108 6,220 214
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 71 320,631 26,476 753
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 59 119,106 13,484 420
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 30 204,173 11,208 269
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 29 75,640 9,369 237
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 77 404,425 26,251 655
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 159 383,308 42,673 1,363
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 32 48,097 8,723 341
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 56 98,030 16,087 490
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 54 D D (250-499)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 204 1,626,233 90,456 2,103
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 111 1,244,323 43,192 832
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 79 260,019 31,066 853
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 14 121,891 16,198 418
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 849 7,160,823 287,892 8,231
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 204 841,542 67,070 2,040
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 96 D D (1000-2499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 165 D D (1000-2499)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 37 158,251 11,875 412
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 28 140,605 10,899 378
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 9 17,646 976 34
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 48 D D (500-999)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 80 D D (500-999)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 83 140,977 16,280 498
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 71 120,659 15,211 461
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 12 20,318 1,069 37
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 301 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 15 D D (20-99)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 100 2,265,795 48,826 818
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 50 247,574 9,710 388
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 56 252,925 9,981 404
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 32 D D (100-249)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 24 D D (100-249)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 29 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 51 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 3,609 35,931,547 1,710,582 51,815
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 304 2,353,885 145,524 3,767
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 37 1,098,261 35,461 667
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 148 530,596 61,406 1,909
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 119 725,028 48,657 1,191
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 155 3,074,760 119,116 2,986
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 75 1,498,940 55,600 1,751
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 80 1,575,820 63,516 1,235
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 315 1,629,624 132,010 3,294
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 76 D D (250-499)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 56 137,144 13,256 322
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 20 D D (100-249)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 113 855,688 61,763 1,728
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 91 358,193 40,576 879
42234 Footwear whsle 35 D D (250-499)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 1,242 16,535,093 768,638 24,461
42241 General-line grocery whsle 125 3,684,525 148,366 4,064
4224102 General-line grocery whsle, retail cooperative 24 D D (500-999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 97 3,090,500 121,142 3,292
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 149 2,408,975 78,323 1,819
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 81 968,587 26,118 919
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 81 968,587 26,118 919
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 12 99,065 4,475 241
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 12 99,065 4,475 241
42245 Confectionery whsle 55 508,020 36,493 1,283
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 181 1,762,810 51,830 1,725
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 83 626,639 30,416 1,013
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 195 2,321,739 159,836 6,483
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 361 4,154,733 232,781 6,914
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 55 205,479 19,225 639
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 75 433,314 38,491 1,382
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 56 573,980 56,571 1,608
4224904 Canned goods whsle 41 342,660 10,748 301
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 18 113,864 5,334 146
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 116 2,485,436 102,412 2,838
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 214 3,803,982 41,849 1,647
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 179 3,607,990 35,493 1,231
42252 Livestock whsle 16 86,121 1,688 270
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 19 109,871 4,668 146
4225901 Hides, skins, & pelts whsle 7 45,047 3,235 107
4225905 Other farm-product raw material whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 240 1,092,936 72,958 1,938
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 76 427,049 21,345 655
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 164 665,887 51,613 1,283
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 20 48,525 9,912 263
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 144 617,362 41,701 1,020
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 202 2,933,359 80,192 2,379
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 157 2,518,463 71,512 2,082
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 137 2,404,010 65,651 1,916
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 118 1,236,231 51,761 1,599
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 19 1,167,779 13,890 317
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 20 114,453 5,861 166
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 45 414,896 8,680 297
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 120 1,128,874 126,695 3,714
42281 Beer & ale whsle 72 D D (2500-4999)
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 48 D D (1000-2499)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 44 D D (1000-2499)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 817 3,379,034 223,600 7,629
42291 Farm supplies whsle 190 1,082,372 65,650 2,060
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 88 300,731 24,978 808
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 102 781,641 40,672 1,252
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 117 311,937 29,300 1,037
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 112 217,919 28,648 1,131
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 22 910,238 26,874 808
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 64 136,374 17,935 525
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 312 720,194 55,193 2,068
4229901 Art goods whsle 106 188,969 22,313 844
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 70 241,837 8,484 273
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 9 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 127 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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