1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
King County, WA


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 4,937 50,226,058 2,641,640 63,696
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 3,318 29,158,919 1,713,043 39,098
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,619 21,067,139 928,597 24,598

 

 

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 4,937 50,226,058 2,641,640 63,696
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 3,318 29,158,919 1,713,043 39,098
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 195 5,610,898 95,200 3,019
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 58 4,863,907 38,249 1,172
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 35 D D (500-999)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 12 D D (250-499)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 104 709,097 49,327 1,605
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 55 511,585 31,164 1,033
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 46 D D (500-999)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 234 D D (2500-4999)
42121 Furniture whsle 91 D D (500-999)
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 43 D D (250-499)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 48 D D (500-999)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 143 1,036,571 53,680 1,708
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 17 D D (100-249)
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 25 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 57 D D (500-999)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 44 D D (250-499)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 253 D D (2500-4999)
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 136 D D (1000-2499)
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 40 D D (250-499)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 26 D D (250-499)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 70 505,778 33,463 804
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 27 D D (250-499)
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 9 33,427 5,229 194
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 11 D D (100-249)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 25 D D (500-999)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 65 D D (250-499)
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 52 D D (250-499)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 656 4,454,540 527,971 9,897
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (20-99)
42142 Office equipment whsle 66 378,447 78,902 2,067
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 280 2,386,587 262,009 4,380
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 212 2,233,042 212,251 3,514
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 92 D D (500-999)
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 120 D D (2500-4999)
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 68 153,545 49,758 866
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 91 232,591 30,114 857
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 49 149,918 13,662 351
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 42 82,673 16,452 506
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 157 1,224,445 133,268 2,023
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 143 D D (1000-2499)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 14 D D (100-249)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 19 D D (100-249)
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 27 D D (250-499)
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 143 D D (1000-2499)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 138 D D (1000-2499)
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 103 D D (1000-2499)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 74 D D (1000-2499)
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 29 D D (20-99)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 35 D D (250-499)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 21 D D (250-499)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 14 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 490 D D (5000-9999)
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 177 D D (1000-2499)
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 47 D D (500-999)
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 266 D D (2500-4999)
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 110 D D (1000-2499)
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 156 D D (1000-2499)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 226 D D (1000-2499)
42171 Hardware whsle 103 D D (1000-2499)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 48 D D (250-499)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 59 D D (500-999)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 715 4,091,374 314,023 7,272
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 44 174,840 19,283 445
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 20 60,638 5,600 144
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 4 D D (20-99)
4218203 Lawn & garden machinery & equipment whsle 10 D D (20-99)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 323 1,432,051 147,866 3,255
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 18 D D (250-499)
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 39 D D (250-499)
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 17 D D (100-249)
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 22 D D (250-499)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 116 503,860 45,299 1,037
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 38 196,668 17,159 339
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 41 267,784 34,357 776
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 10 26,098 2,168 55
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 61 D D (250-499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 121 673,361 42,697 1,080
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 18 D D (100-249)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 24 D D (250-499)
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 19 D D (100-249)
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 16 D D (100-249)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 32 263,990 11,730 275
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 71 272,982 26,330 764
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 12 D D (100-249)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 23 D D (250-499)
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 25 60,762 8,881 224
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 136 1,477,502 72,247 1,584
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 78 D D (500-999)
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 53 D D (500-999)
4218603 Other transportation equipment & supplies whsle 5 D D (250-499)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 406 D D (2500-4999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 106 D D (1000-2499)
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 43 D D (1000-2499)
42193 Recyclable material whsle 49 D D (500-999)
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 8 D D (20-99)
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 3 D D (1-19)
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 15 D D (250-499)
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 26 D D (250-499)
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 56 D D (250-499)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 50 D D (250-499)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 152 2,067,566 45,483 901
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 11 D D (20-99)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 42 D D (250-499)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 22 D D (20-99)
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 35 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 17 78,255 3,814 120
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 13 D D (100-249)
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 29 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 1,619 21,067,139 928,597 24,598
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 165 D D (2500-4999)
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 23 D D (250-499)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 75 419,444 46,551 1,358
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 67 517,050 33,349 804
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 76 D D (1000-2499)
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 32 D D (500-999)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 44 D D (1000-2499)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 221 1,414,946 99,774 2,260
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 52 D D (250-499)
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 37 D D (100-249)
4223102 Notions & other dry goods whsle 15 D D (20-99)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 76 D D (1000-2499)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 67 D D (250-499)
42234 Footwear whsle 26 D D (100-249)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 599 11,240,865 411,216 11,369
42241 General-line grocery whsle 66 D D (2500-4999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 53 2,428,520 95,661 2,552
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 93 1,938,931 53,217 1,125
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 31 862,981 17,763 537
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 31 862,981 17,763 537
42245 Confectionery whsle 24 366,598 19,568 619
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 110 1,528,082 35,867 1,016
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 40 D D (500-999)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 54 D D (500-999)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 178 2,971,983 135,133 4,004
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 30 149,096 9,229 328
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 34 D D (500-999)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 12 D D (250-499)
4224904 Canned goods whsle 31 D D (100-249)
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 7 96,068 3,544 77
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 64 D D (1000-2499)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 18 D D (100-249)
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 12 D D (20-99)
42259 Other farm product raw material whsle 5 D D (100-249)
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 124 D D (500-999)
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 40 D D (250-499)
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 84 D D (500-999)
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 79 D D (500-999)
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 43 D D (500-999)
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 28 D D (500-999)
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 24 D D (500-999)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 17 193,358 11,113 322
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 7 D D (100-249)
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 4 D D (20-99)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 15 D D (100-249)
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 38 D D (1000-2499)
42281 Beer & ale whsle 11 221,581 27,368 700
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 27 D D (500-999)
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 26 D D (500-999)
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 335 D D (2500-4999)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 29 110,133 11,371 338
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 8 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 21 D D (100-249)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 57 D D (500-999)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 31 D D (250-499)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 6 D D (100-249)
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 36 96,380 9,907 278
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 176 D D (1000-2499)
4229901 Art goods whsle 62 147,675 17,926 622
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 41 D D (100-249)
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 68 D D (500-999)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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