1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for California
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 63,528 58,437 8.7 D 432,945,928 N (100,000+) 731,618 N D 23,537,233 N
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 39,966 37,052 7.9 D 254,515,313 N (100,000+) 441,464 N D 15,009,772 N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 23,562 21,385 10.2 205,969,014 178,430,615 15.4 323,288 290,154 11.4 10,808,205 8,527,461 26.7
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 63,528 58,437 8.7 D 432,945,928 N (100,000+) 731,618 N D 23,537,233 N
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 39,966 37,052 7.9 D 254,515,313 N (100,000+) 441,464 N D 15,009,772 N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 4,936 4,621 6.8 75,493,276 69,109,563 9.2 59,198 54,926 7.8 1,778,313 1,575,377 12.9
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 697 703 -0.9 61,306,513 56,786,390 8.0 15,066 16,283 -7.5 560,963 568,885 -1.4
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 3,024 2,758 9.6 11,303,483 9,514,523 18.8 33,812 29,399 15.0 942,086 759,921 24.0
5014 Tires and tubes 442 390 13.3 2,229,353 2,380,909 -6.4 5,032 4,739 6.2 167,056 165,109 1.2
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 773 770 0.4 653,927 427,741 52.9 5,288 4,505 17.4 108,208 81,462 32.8
502 Furniture and home furnishings 2,527 2,415 4.6 11,225,546 7,878,748 42.5 28,771 24,326 18.3 914,524 682,904 33.9
5021 Furniture 1,034 1,081 -4.3 4,756,446 2,982,115 59.5 12,126 9,939 22.0 420,273 283,822 48.1
5023 Home furnishings 1,493 1,334 11.9 6,469,100 4,896,633 32.1 16,645 14,387 15.7 494,251 399,082 23.8
503 Lumber and other construction materials 1,965 2,029 -3.2 9,391,579 8,543,057 9.9 22,447 21,941 2.3 750,616 656,257 14.4
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 828 831 -0.4 5,594,372 5,016,331 11.5 11,003 11,072 -0.6 376,857 336,229 12.1
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 457 529 -13.6 1,194,600 1,151,574 3.7 4,049 4,227 -4.2 128,673 121,966 5.5
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 220 229 -3.9 1,329,838 1,403,420 -5.2 2,992 2,809 6.5 108,944 86,427 26.1
5039 Other construction materials 460 440 4.5 1,272,769 971,732 31.0 4,403 3,833 14.9 136,142 111,635 22.0
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 7,290 6,699 8.8 89,309,074 59,972,142 48.9 124,416 113,509 9.6 5,951,006 4,631,559 28.5
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 243 238 2.1 3,219,977 2,972,605 8.3 3,923 4,863 -19.3 180,227 185,030 -2.6
5044 Office equipment 761 983 -22.6 5,723,349 4,653,034 23.0 19,014 17,928 6.1 683,918 602,719 13.5
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 3,838 3,207 19.7 70,183,647 43,746,105 60.4 71,453 62,739 13.9 3,849,476 2,878,823 33.7
5046 Other commercial equipment 578 576 0.3 1,385,333 1,245,476 11.2 4,701 4,486 4.8 165,538 129,110 28.2
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 1,230 1,098 12.0 6,060,575 5,224,746 16.0 16,031 14,972 7.1 720,343 557,739 29.2
5048 Ophthalmic goods 266 258 3.1 942,564 670,309 40.6 3,909 3,854 1.4 131,493 107,124 22.7
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 374 339 10.3 1,793,629 1,459,867 22.9 5,385 4,667 15.4 220,011 171,014 28.7
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 1,265 1,112 13.8 11,621,497 9,051,519 28.4 17,519 13,839 26.6 661,451 462,922 42.9
5051 Metals service centers and offices 1,226 1,080 13.5 10,012,933 8,153,845 22.8 17,148 13,677 25.4 642,661 456,042 40.9
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 39 32 21.9 1,608,564 897,674 79.2 371 162 129.0 18,790 6,880 173.1
506 Electrical goods 6,630 5,724 15.8 85,228,051 44,543,248 91.3 100,783 72,234 39.5 5,366,788 2,713,066 97.8
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 2,187 2,127 2.8 12,322,169 8,648,929 42.5 25,940 22,970 12.9 1,100,725 782,277 40.7
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 656 578 13.5 10,729,126 8,797,064 22.0 9,839 8,739 12.6 409,081 317,949 28.7
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 3,787 3,019 25.4 62,176,756 27,097,255 129.5 65,004 40,525 60.4 3,856,982 1,612,840 139.1
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 2,694 2,587 4.1 12,634,420 8,891,792 42.1 29,386 27,648 6.3 1,121,865 868,491 29.2
5072 Hardware 1,224 1,101 11.2 6,140,560 4,103,122 49.7 14,715 13,513 8.9 530,162 416,872 27.2
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 921 900 2.3 4,483,286 3,211,766 39.6 9,769 9,028 8.2 359,984 271,981 32.4
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 374 395 -5.3 1,418,645 1,160,687 22.2 3,356 3,366 -0.3 148,279 124,491 19.1
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 175 191 -8.4 591,929 416,217 42.2 1,546 1,741 -11.2 83,440 55,147 51.3
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 7,185 7,078 1.5 D 23,991,531 N (50k-99999) 67,151 N D 2,158,243 N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 381 398 -4.3 2,028,065 1,352,237 50.0 4,977 4,818 3.3 210,260 160,658 30.9
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 676 684 -1.2 2,291,988 1,814,672 26.3 6,985 7,087 -1.4 230,669 197,959 16.5
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 3,198 2,952 8.3 11,486,730 8,525,606 34.7 27,490 26,341 4.4 1,154,134 879,847 31.2
5085 Industrial supplies 1,674 1,576 6.2 9,543,277 8,002,301 19.3 15,845 15,381 3.0 631,695 496,652 27.2
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 647 816 -20.7 D 1,361,090 N (5000-9999) 7,100 N D 186,669 N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 609 652 -6.6 3,509,590 2,935,625 19.6 6,190 6,424 -3.6 278,000 236,458 17.6
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 5,474 4,787 14.4 31,256,177 22,533,713 38.7 52,375 45,890 14.1 1,758,072 1,260,953 39.4
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 982 812 20.9 4,775,654 3,297,214 44.8 9,142 7,742 18.1 320,937 230,768 39.1
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 707 558 26.7 5,543,014 4,493,405 23.4 8,197 7,214 13.6 328,736 240,795 36.5
5093 Recyclable materials 1,000 936 6.8 4,549,177 3,269,595 39.1 13,710 12,383 10.7 344,894 268,585 28.4
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 1,245 1,203 3.5 6,106,548 5,076,962 20.3 8,134 8,089 0.6 263,250 219,578 19.9
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 1,540 1,278 20.5 10,281,784 6,396,537 60.7 13,192 10,462 26.1 500,255 301,227 66.1
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 23,562 21,385 10.2 205,969,014 178,430,615 15.4 323,288 290,154 11.4 10,808,205 8,527,461 26.7
511 Paper and paper products 2,367 2,376 -0.4 16,368,268 13,045,216 25.5 43,030 36,715 17.2 1,199,507 947,316 26.6
5111 Printing and writing paper 297 310 -4.2 3,646,475 3,429,580 6.3 3,863 4,394 -12.1 166,363 167,620 -0.7
5112 Stationery and office supplies 1,409 1,421 -0.8 7,167,087 4,867,931 47.2 31,048 24,479 26.8 674,105 507,053 32.9
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 661 645 2.5 5,554,706 4,747,705 17.0 8,119 7,842 3.5 359,039 272,643 31.7
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 1,208 920 31.3 19,203,258 13,567,080 41.5 21,029 17,894 17.5 906,353 644,375 40.7
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 1,208 920 31.3 19,203,258 13,567,080 41.5 21,029 17,894 17.5 906,353 644,375 40.7
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 4,227 3,536 19.5 17,380,116 16,289,755 6.7 37,568 32,306 16.3 1,205,612 961,416 25.4
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 1,173 912 28.6 4,478,249 4,533,298 -1.2 9,232 7,652 20.6 286,061 229,398 24.7
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 980 817 20.0 5,357,123 4,541,539 18.0 10,793 8,636 25.0 374,029 257,419 45.3
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 1,726 1,514 14.0 5,182,485 4,967,383 4.3 14,272 12,739 12.0 406,868 347,004 17.3
5139 Footwear 348 293 18.8 2,362,259 2,247,535 5.1 3,271 3,279 -0.2 138,654 127,595 8.7
514 Groceries and related products 6,082 5,985 1.6 77,355,866 66,003,482 17.2 114,867 107,552 6.8 3,754,649 3,056,628 22.8
5141 Groceries, general-line 681 671 1.5 13,537,269 12,523,854 8.1 15,954 16,255 -1.9 565,102 532,371 6.1
5142 Packaged frozen foods 539 439 22.8 9,882,185 8,136,998 21.4 10,865 9,100 19.4 356,472 291,734 22.2
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 341 394 -13.5 3,796,852 4,905,873 -22.6 4,934 6,595 -25.2 170,726 196,487 -13.1
5144 Poultry and poultry products 131 138 -5.1 1,868,955 1,062,393 75.9 2,136 2,078 2.8 65,787 53,602 22.7
5145 Confectionery 287 273 5.1 2,790,796 2,314,666 20.6 7,132 6,360 12.1 225,059 141,395 59.2
5146 Fish and seafoods 299 329 -9.1 1,904,491 1,547,269 23.1 3,449 3,621 -4.8 94,378 78,493 20.2
5147 Meats and meat products 449 539 -16.7 5,765,128 5,743,871 0.4 7,714 8,280 -6.8 241,040 203,807 18.3
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 1,248 1,167 6.9 14,080,884 10,674,419 31.9 26,126 21,610 20.9 803,907 583,841 37.7
5149 Other groceries and related products 2,107 2,035 3.5 23,729,306 19,094,139 24.3 36,557 33,653 8.6 1,232,178 974,898 26.4
515 Farm-product raw materials 339 377 -10.1 5,346,807 4,645,277 15.1 3,628 4,279 -15.2 102,744 102,758 0.0
5153 Grain and field beans 141 162 -13.0 2,349,744 1,427,498 64.6 1,361 1,665 -18.3 47,824 43,345 10.3
5154 Livestock 63 66 -4.5 626,244 647,871 -3.3 805 865 -6.9 7,732 8,275 -6.6
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 135 149 -9.4 2,370,819 2,569,908 -7.7 1,462 1,749 -16.4 47,188 51,138 -7.7
516 Chemicals and allied products 1,606 1,396 15.0 9,299,726 11,699,244 -20.5 16,760 14,562 15.1 690,766 532,982 29.6
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 554 463 19.7 3,425,937 2,610,559 31.2 5,514 4,551 21.2 210,821 142,472 48.0
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 1,052 933 12.8 5,873,789 9,088,685 -35.4 11,246 10,011 12.3 479,945 390,510 22.9
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 798 978 -18.4 26,197,352 27,813,402 -5.8 10,272 11,185 -8.2 421,407 363,684 15.9
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 548 663 -17.3 20,495,569 17,767,274 15.4 8,141 8,079 0.8 314,939 256,290 22.9
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 250 315 -20.6 5,701,783 10,046,128 -43.2 2,131 3,106 -31.4 106,468 107,394 -0.9
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 473 484 -2.3 9,679,876 8,377,755 15.5 17,370 17,118 1.5 688,086 597,052 15.2
5181 Beer and ale 190 211 -10.0 3,749,530 3,692,877 1.5 9,815 9,544 2.8 349,183 313,281 11.5
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 283 273 3.7 5,930,346 4,684,878 26.6 7,555 7,574 -0.3 338,903 283,771 19.4
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 6,462 5,333 21.2 25,137,745 16,989,404 48.0 58,764 48,543 21.1 1,839,081 1,321,250 39.2
5191 Farm supplies 1,096 1,129 -2.9 5,989,301 4,445,286 34.7 12,083 10,386 16.3 446,735 319,252 39.9
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 587 565 3.9 5,963,855 3,537,829 68.6 9,963 7,600 31.1 369,311 243,739 51.5
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 734 666 10.2 1,173,478 983,353 19.3 7,367 6,626 11.2 157,426 132,385 18.9
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 93 99 -6.1 3,786,994 2,596,511 45.8 3,420 2,974 15.0 109,309 83,197 31.4
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 297 339 -12.4 1,191,258 1,114,925 6.8 2,814 3,603 -21.9 100,487 105,408 -4.7
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 3,655 2,535 44.2 7,032,859 4,311,500 63.1 23,117 17,354 33.2 655,813 437,269 50.0
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