1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Alabama
1987 SIC Basis: Wholesale Trade

 
Wholesale Trade by Major Group (2-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Wholesale trade 7,476 7,066 5.8 43,345,729 31,971,429 35.6 90,151 80,080 12.6 2,665,198 1,950,712 36.6
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 5,266 4,846 8.7 D 16,234,447 N (50k-99999) 47,894 N D 1,260,367 N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 2,210 2,220 -0.5 D 15,736,982 N (25k-49999) 32,186 N D 690,345 N
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

Wholesale Trade by Industry (4-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. An alternate display has fewer columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Wholesale trade 7,476 7,066 5.8 43,345,729 31,971,429 35.6 90,151 80,080 12.6 2,665,198 1,950,712 36.6
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 5,266 4,846 8.7 D 16,234,447 N (50k-99999) 47,894 N D 1,260,367 N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 896 854 4.9 D 2,515,424 N (5000-9999) 7,208 N D 149,320 N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 182 191 -4.7 1,952,905 1,286,815 51.8 2,550 2,128 19.8 67,884 47,473 43.0
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 468 434 7.8 D 677,036 N (2500-4999) 3,518 N D 71,874 N
5014 Tires and tubes 103 88 17.0 D 495,116 N (1000-2499) 944 N D 20,296 N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 143 141 1.4 D 56,457 N (500-999) 618 N D 9,677 N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 207 192 7.8 510,648 427,146 19.5 2,277 2,299 -1.0 61,784 46,861 31.8
5021 Furniture 97 103 -5.8 225,138 177,835 26.6 1,167 1,033 13.0 29,448 22,146 33.0
5023 Home furnishings 110 89 23.6 285,510 249,311 14.5 1,110 1,266 -12.3 32,336 24,715 30.8
503 Lumber and other construction materials 472 384 22.9 D 1,726,392 N (5000-9999) 3,803 N D 96,380 N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 245 210 16.7 1,655,466 1,144,110 44.7 3,071 2,506 22.5 90,573 61,621 47.0
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 80 77 3.9 D 306,730 N (1000-2499) 550 N D 13,947 N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 63 42 50.0 D 133,793 N (250-499) 271 N D 7,253 N
5039 Other construction materials 84 55 52.7 D 141,759 N (500-999) 476 N D 13,559 N
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 574 611 -6.1 1,780,777 1,689,401 5.4 6,604 7,122 -7.3 230,191 226,673 1.6
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 8 10 -20.0 5,437 11,726 -53.6 29 82 -64.6 782 1,808 -56.7
5044 Office equipment 127 139 -8.6 354,292 239,657 47.8 2,103 1,853 13.5 68,669 50,288 36.6
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 190 202 -5.9 646,519 894,808 -27.7 2,024 2,769 -26.9 81,951 104,367 -21.5
5046 Other commercial equipment 52 56 -7.1 112,892 80,479 40.3 583 483 20.7 17,552 10,897 61.1
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 152 151 0.7 561,936 406,988 38.1 1,462 1,524 -4.1 50,153 50,732 -1.1
5048 Ophthalmic goods 10 18 -44.4 9,018 9,925 -9.1 71 110 -35.5 1,193 1,799 -33.7
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 35 35 0.0 90,683 45,818 97.9 332 301 10.3 9,891 6,782 45.8
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 250 208 20.2 3,403,486 2,162,867 57.4 4,528 3,558 27.3 160,332 106,418 50.7
5051 Metals service centers and offices 222 184 20.7 2,962,292 1,929,151 53.6 4,282 3,453 24.0 153,295 103,199 48.5
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 28 24 16.7 441,194 233,716 88.8 246 105 134.3 7,037 3,219 118.6
506 Electrical goods 602 517 16.4 3,840,481 2,392,081 60.5 5,554 4,612 20.4 216,984 135,717 59.9
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 307 278 10.4 1,432,941 1,019,150 40.6 3,143 2,982 5.4 112,501 83,672 34.5
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 43 40 7.5 473,739 96,930 388.7 469 249 88.4 11,837 5,303 123.2
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 252 199 26.6 1,933,801 1,276,001 51.6 1,942 1,381 40.6 92,646 46,742 98.2
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 440 390 12.8 1,486,850 825,060 80.2 4,566 3,293 38.7 137,983 83,699 64.9
5072 Hardware 142 139 2.2 506,770 220,945 129.4 1,871 1,215 54.0 57,306 29,840 92.0
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 146 122 19.7 590,368 283,876 108.0 1,551 988 57.0 44,027 24,969 76.3
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 123 105 17.1 334,554 283,556 18.0 858 873 -1.7 27,473 22,911 19.9
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 29 24 20.8 55,158 36,683 50.4 286 217 31.8 9,177 5,979 53.5
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 1,254 1,172 7.0 D 2,851,376 N (10k-24999) 11,128 N D 309,150 N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 100 122 -18.0 915,690 572,346 60.0 2,459 2,177 13.0 96,234 70,172 37.1
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 185 168 10.1 429,212 320,246 34.0 1,504 1,371 9.7 32,920 27,931 17.9
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 471 423 11.3 1,385,730 895,278 54.8 4,186 3,307 26.6 154,109 98,786 56.0
5085 Industrial supplies 377 320 17.8 1,116,042 809,503 37.9 3,357 2,910 15.4 115,171 80,418 43.2
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 94 107 -12.1 D 120,182 N (500-999) 768 N D 17,554 N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 27 32 -15.6 100,561 133,821 -24.9 263 595 -55.8 8,623 14,289 -39.7
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 571 518 10.2 D 1,644,700 N (5000-9999) 4,871 N D 106,149 N
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 85 69 23.2 435,422 447,796 -2.8 725 466 55.6 20,462 11,107 84.2
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 20 25 -20.0 128,175 84,111 52.4 768 328 134.1 15,333 5,053 203.4
5093 Recyclable materials 170 175 -2.9 778,065 553,314 40.6 2,388 2,116 12.9 65,271 44,291 47.4
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 37 36 2.8 39,243 62,757 -37.5 179 231 -22.5 4,535 6,004 -24.5
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 259 213 21.6 D 496,722 N (1000-2499) 1,730 N D 39,694 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 2,210 2,220 -0.5 D 15,736,982 N (25k-49999) 32,186 N D 690,345 N
511 Paper and paper products 248 237 4.6 808,247 612,073 32.1 3,319 2,915 13.9 90,158 67,160 34.2
5111 Printing and writing paper 22 31 -29.0 106,751 124,941 -14.6 294 383 -23.2 10,876 11,909 -8.7
5112 Stationery and office supplies 171 163 4.9 408,492 296,128 37.9 1,948 1,689 15.3 44,852 33,754 32.9
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 55 43 27.9 293,004 191,004 53.4 1,077 843 27.8 34,430 21,497 60.2
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 93 72 29.2 4,090,242 1,779,497 129.9 2,433 1,543 57.7 75,779 43,698 73.4
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 93 72 29.2 4,090,242 1,779,497 129.9 2,433 1,543 57.7 75,779 43,698 73.4
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 128 121 5.8 D 312,715 N (1000-2499) 971 N D 17,858 N
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 33 33 0.0 D 54,368 N (100-249) 236 N D 4,122 N
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 43 33 30.3 D 76,961 N (1000-2499) 386 N D 6,620 N
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 36 44 -18.2 D 134,258 N (250-499) 287 N D 5,405 N
5139 Footwear 16 11 45.5 D 47,128 N (100-249) 62 N D 1,711 N
514 Groceries and related products 442 473 -6.6 6,038,810 5,656,876 6.8 11,372 10,989 3.5 314,845 248,345 26.8
5141 Groceries, general-line 47 43 9.3 1,542,742 1,694,056 -8.9 1,385 2,464 -43.8 41,473 56,048 -26.0
5142 Packaged frozen foods 48 35 37.1 834,797 485,648 71.9 1,413 1,037 36.3 45,577 24,887 83.1
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 28 33 -15.2 140,070 325,354 -56.9 280 308 -9.1 8,192 7,601 7.8
5144 Poultry and poultry products 21 28 -25.0 137,687 113,676 21.1 231 205 12.7 3,477 3,300 5.4
5145 Confectionery 49 45 8.9 285,815 244,620 16.8 977 892 9.5 35,911 19,363 85.5
5146 Fish and seafoods 43 55 -21.8 89,680 67,904 32.1 732 625 17.1 6,197 5,767 7.5
5147 Meats and meat products 34 30 13.3 D 269,920 N (500-999) 522 N D 10,959 N
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 42 54 -22.2 D 191,678 N (500-999) 901 N D 16,801 N
5149 Other groceries and related products 130 150 -13.3 D 2,264,020 N (2500-4999) 4,035 N D 103,619 N
515 Farm-product raw materials 96 119 -19.3 1,150,947 1,199,519 -4.0 1,114 1,476 -24.5 20,909 19,191 9.0
5153 Grain and field beans 20 29 -31.0 145,379 153,081 -5.0 129 217 -40.6 3,929 4,639 -15.3
5154 Livestock 30 43 -30.2 357,590 388,084 -7.9 502 816 -38.5 4,643 4,952 -6.2
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 46 47 -2.1 647,978 658,354 -1.6 483 443 9.0 12,337 9,600 28.5
516 Chemicals and allied products 185 160 15.6 945,016 821,445 15.0 1,290 1,498 -13.9 51,038 47,285 7.9
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 29 30 -3.3 70,667 77,650 -9.0 235 282 -16.7 6,429 6,441 -0.2
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 156 130 20.0 874,349 743,795 17.6 1,055 1,216 -13.2 44,609 40,844 9.2
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 304 340 -10.6 D 2,971,098 N (2500-4999) 4,167 N D 78,774 N
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 221 277 -20.2 D 2,507,465 N (2500-4999) 3,315 N D 63,145 N
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 83 63 31.7 442,882 463,633 -4.5 602 852 -29.3 15,853 15,629 1.4
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 69 79 -12.7 657,160 657,918 -0.1 2,145 2,182 -1.7 61,510 52,949 16.2
5181 Beer and ale 46 49 -6.1 496,995 476,493 4.3 1,645 1,779 -7.5 45,636 44,446 2.7
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 23 30 -23.3 160,165 181,425 -11.7 500 403 24.1 15,874 8,503 86.7
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 645 619 4.2 2,097,990 1,725,841 21.6 6,991 6,445 8.5 155,064 115,085 34.7
5191 Farm supplies 309 303 2.0 921,460 646,210 42.6 2,399 2,267 5.8 55,089 42,551 29.5
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 40 38 5.3 167,389 135,658 23.4 1,130 688 64.2 26,000 13,771 88.8
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 79 81 -2.5 134,606 147,587 -8.8 1,096 1,257 -12.8 19,992 17,295 15.6
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 21 21 0.0 679,685 603,692 12.6 1,251 984 27.1 26,483 18,665 41.9
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 57 44 29.5 72,194 62,716 15.1 292 278 5.0 8,693 6,134 41.7
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 139 132 5.3 122,656 129,978 -5.6 823 971 -15.2 18,807 16,669 12.8
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

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- Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011