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.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Wholesale trade 7,476 5.8 43,345,729 35.6 90,151 12.6 2,665,198 36.6
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 5,266 8.7 D N (50k-99999) N D N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 2,210 -0.5 D N (25k-49999) N D 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. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Wholesale trade 7,476 5.8 43,345,729 35.6 90,151 12.6 2,665,198 36.6
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 5,266 8.7 D N (50k-99999) N D N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 896 4.9 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 182 -4.7 1,952,905 51.8 2,550 19.8 67,884 43.0
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 468 7.8 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5014 Tires and tubes 103 17.0 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 143 1.4 D N (500-999) N D N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 207 7.8 510,648 19.5 2,277 -1.0 61,784 31.8
5021 Furniture 97 -5.8 225,138 26.6 1,167 13.0 29,448 33.0
5023 Home furnishings 110 23.6 285,510 14.5 1,110 -12.3 32,336 30.8
503 Lumber and other construction materials 472 22.9 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 245 16.7 1,655,466 44.7 3,071 22.5 90,573 47.0
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 80 3.9 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 63 50.0 D N (250-499) N D N
5039 Other construction materials 84 52.7 D N (500-999) N D N
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 574 -6.1 1,780,777 5.4 6,604 -7.3 230,191 1.6
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 8 -20.0 5,437 -53.6 29 -64.6 782 -56.7
5044 Office equipment 127 -8.6 354,292 47.8 2,103 13.5 68,669 36.6
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 190 -5.9 646,519 -27.7 2,024 -26.9 81,951 -21.5
5046 Other commercial equipment 52 -7.1 112,892 40.3 583 20.7 17,552 61.1
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 152 0.7 561,936 38.1 1,462 -4.1 50,153 -1.1
5048 Ophthalmic goods 10 -44.4 9,018 -9.1 71 -35.5 1,193 -33.7
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 35 0.0 90,683 97.9 332 10.3 9,891 45.8
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 250 20.2 3,403,486 57.4 4,528 27.3 160,332 50.7
5051 Metals service centers and offices 222 20.7 2,962,292 53.6 4,282 24.0 153,295 48.5
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 28 16.7 441,194 88.8 246 134.3 7,037 118.6
506 Electrical goods 602 16.4 3,840,481 60.5 5,554 20.4 216,984 59.9
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 307 10.4 1,432,941 40.6 3,143 5.4 112,501 34.5
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 43 7.5 473,739 388.7 469 88.4 11,837 123.2
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 252 26.6 1,933,801 51.6 1,942 40.6 92,646 98.2
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 440 12.8 1,486,850 80.2 4,566 38.7 137,983 64.9
5072 Hardware 142 2.2 506,770 129.4 1,871 54.0 57,306 92.0
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 146 19.7 590,368 108.0 1,551 57.0 44,027 76.3
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 123 17.1 334,554 18.0 858 -1.7 27,473 19.9
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 29 20.8 55,158 50.4 286 31.8 9,177 53.5
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 1,254 7.0 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 100 -18.0 915,690 60.0 2,459 13.0 96,234 37.1
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 185 10.1 429,212 34.0 1,504 9.7 32,920 17.9
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 471 11.3 1,385,730 54.8 4,186 26.6 154,109 56.0
5085 Industrial supplies 377 17.8 1,116,042 37.9 3,357 15.4 115,171 43.2
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 94 -12.1 D N (500-999) N D N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 27 -15.6 100,561 -24.9 263 -55.8 8,623 -39.7
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 571 10.2 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 85 23.2 435,422 -2.8 725 55.6 20,462 84.2
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 20 -20.0 128,175 52.4 768 134.1 15,333 203.4
5093 Recyclable materials 170 -2.9 778,065 40.6 2,388 12.9 65,271 47.4
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 37 2.8 39,243 -37.5 179 -22.5 4,535 -24.5
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 259 21.6 D N (1000-2499) N D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 2,210 -0.5 D N (25k-49999) N D N
511 Paper and paper products 248 4.6 808,247 32.1 3,319 13.9 90,158 34.2
5111 Printing and writing paper 22 -29.0 106,751 -14.6 294 -23.2 10,876 -8.7
5112 Stationery and office supplies 171 4.9 408,492 37.9 1,948 15.3 44,852 32.9
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 55 27.9 293,004 53.4 1,077 27.8 34,430 60.2
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 93 29.2 4,090,242 129.9 2,433 57.7 75,779 73.4
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 93 29.2 4,090,242 129.9 2,433 57.7 75,779 73.4
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 128 5.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 33 0.0 D N (100-249) N D N
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 43 30.3 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 36 -18.2 D N (250-499) N D N
5139 Footwear 16 45.5 D N (100-249) N D N
514 Groceries and related products 442 -6.6 6,038,810 6.8 11,372 3.5 314,845 26.8
5141 Groceries, general-line 47 9.3 1,542,742 -8.9 1,385 -43.8 41,473 -26.0
5142 Packaged frozen foods 48 37.1 834,797 71.9 1,413 36.3 45,577 83.1
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 28 -15.2 140,070 -56.9 280 -9.1 8,192 7.8
5144 Poultry and poultry products 21 -25.0 137,687 21.1 231 12.7 3,477 5.4
5145 Confectionery 49 8.9 285,815 16.8 977 9.5 35,911 85.5
5146 Fish and seafoods 43 -21.8 89,680 32.1 732 17.1 6,197 7.5
5147 Meats and meat products 34 13.3 D N (500-999) N D N
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 42 -22.2 D N (500-999) N D N
5149 Other groceries and related products 130 -13.3 D N (2500-4999) N D N
515 Farm-product raw materials 96 -19.3 1,150,947 -4.0 1,114 -24.5 20,909 9.0
5153 Grain and field beans 20 -31.0 145,379 -5.0 129 -40.6 3,929 -15.3
5154 Livestock 30 -30.2 357,590 -7.9 502 -38.5 4,643 -6.2
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 46 -2.1 647,978 -1.6 483 9.0 12,337 28.5
516 Chemicals and allied products 185 15.6 945,016 15.0 1,290 -13.9 51,038 7.9
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 29 -3.3 70,667 -9.0 235 -16.7 6,429 -0.2
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 156 20.0 874,349 17.6 1,055 -13.2 44,609 9.2
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 304 -10.6 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 221 -20.2 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 83 31.7 442,882 -4.5 602 -29.3 15,853 1.4
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 69 -12.7 657,160 -0.1 2,145 -1.7 61,510 16.2
5181 Beer and ale 46 -6.1 496,995 4.3 1,645 -7.5 45,636 2.7
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 23 -23.3 160,165 -11.7 500 24.1 15,874 86.7
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 645 4.2 2,097,990 21.6 6,991 8.5 155,064 34.7
5191 Farm supplies 309 2.0 921,460 42.6 2,399 5.8 55,089 29.5
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 40 5.3 167,389 23.4 1,130 64.2 26,000 88.8
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 79 -2.5 134,606 -8.8 1,096 -12.8 19,992 15.6
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 21 0.0 679,685 12.6 1,251 27.1 26,483 41.9
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 57 29.5 72,194 15.1 292 5.0 8,693 41.7
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 139 5.3 122,656 -5.6 823 -15.2 18,807 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