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.
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 63,528 8.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 39,966 7.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 23,562 10.2 205,969,014 15.4 323,288 11.4 10,808,205 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. "% 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 63,528 8.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 39,966 7.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 4,936 6.8 75,493,276 9.2 59,198 7.8 1,778,313 12.9
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 697 -0.9 61,306,513 8.0 15,066 -7.5 560,963 -1.4
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 3,024 9.6 11,303,483 18.8 33,812 15.0 942,086 24.0
5014 Tires and tubes 442 13.3 2,229,353 -6.4 5,032 6.2 167,056 1.2
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 773 0.4 653,927 52.9 5,288 17.4 108,208 32.8
502 Furniture and home furnishings 2,527 4.6 11,225,546 42.5 28,771 18.3 914,524 33.9
5021 Furniture 1,034 -4.3 4,756,446 59.5 12,126 22.0 420,273 48.1
5023 Home furnishings 1,493 11.9 6,469,100 32.1 16,645 15.7 494,251 23.8
503 Lumber and other construction materials 1,965 -3.2 9,391,579 9.9 22,447 2.3 750,616 14.4
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 828 -0.4 5,594,372 11.5 11,003 -0.6 376,857 12.1
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 457 -13.6 1,194,600 3.7 4,049 -4.2 128,673 5.5
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 220 -3.9 1,329,838 -5.2 2,992 6.5 108,944 26.1
5039 Other construction materials 460 4.5 1,272,769 31.0 4,403 14.9 136,142 22.0
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 7,290 8.8 89,309,074 48.9 124,416 9.6 5,951,006 28.5
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 243 2.1 3,219,977 8.3 3,923 -19.3 180,227 -2.6
5044 Office equipment 761 -22.6 5,723,349 23.0 19,014 6.1 683,918 13.5
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 3,838 19.7 70,183,647 60.4 71,453 13.9 3,849,476 33.7
5046 Other commercial equipment 578 0.3 1,385,333 11.2 4,701 4.8 165,538 28.2
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 1,230 12.0 6,060,575 16.0 16,031 7.1 720,343 29.2
5048 Ophthalmic goods 266 3.1 942,564 40.6 3,909 1.4 131,493 22.7
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 374 10.3 1,793,629 22.9 5,385 15.4 220,011 28.7
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 1,265 13.8 11,621,497 28.4 17,519 26.6 661,451 42.9
5051 Metals service centers and offices 1,226 13.5 10,012,933 22.8 17,148 25.4 642,661 40.9
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 39 21.9 1,608,564 79.2 371 129.0 18,790 173.1
506 Electrical goods 6,630 15.8 85,228,051 91.3 100,783 39.5 5,366,788 97.8
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 2,187 2.8 12,322,169 42.5 25,940 12.9 1,100,725 40.7
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 656 13.5 10,729,126 22.0 9,839 12.6 409,081 28.7
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 3,787 25.4 62,176,756 129.5 65,004 60.4 3,856,982 139.1
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 2,694 4.1 12,634,420 42.1 29,386 6.3 1,121,865 29.2
5072 Hardware 1,224 11.2 6,140,560 49.7 14,715 8.9 530,162 27.2
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 921 2.3 4,483,286 39.6 9,769 8.2 359,984 32.4
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 374 -5.3 1,418,645 22.2 3,356 -0.3 148,279 19.1
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 175 -8.4 591,929 42.2 1,546 -11.2 83,440 51.3
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 7,185 1.5 D N (50k-99999) N D N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 381 -4.3 2,028,065 50.0 4,977 3.3 210,260 30.9
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 676 -1.2 2,291,988 26.3 6,985 -1.4 230,669 16.5
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 3,198 8.3 11,486,730 34.7 27,490 4.4 1,154,134 31.2
5085 Industrial supplies 1,674 6.2 9,543,277 19.3 15,845 3.0 631,695 27.2
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 647 -20.7 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 609 -6.6 3,509,590 19.6 6,190 -3.6 278,000 17.6
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 5,474 14.4 31,256,177 38.7 52,375 14.1 1,758,072 39.4
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 982 20.9 4,775,654 44.8 9,142 18.1 320,937 39.1
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 707 26.7 5,543,014 23.4 8,197 13.6 328,736 36.5
5093 Recyclable materials 1,000 6.8 4,549,177 39.1 13,710 10.7 344,894 28.4
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 1,245 3.5 6,106,548 20.3 8,134 0.6 263,250 19.9
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 1,540 20.5 10,281,784 60.7 13,192 26.1 500,255 66.1
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 23,562 10.2 205,969,014 15.4 323,288 11.4 10,808,205 26.7
511 Paper and paper products 2,367 -0.4 16,368,268 25.5 43,030 17.2 1,199,507 26.6
5111 Printing and writing paper 297 -4.2 3,646,475 6.3 3,863 -12.1 166,363 -0.7
5112 Stationery and office supplies 1,409 -0.8 7,167,087 47.2 31,048 26.8 674,105 32.9
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 661 2.5 5,554,706 17.0 8,119 3.5 359,039 31.7
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 1,208 31.3 19,203,258 41.5 21,029 17.5 906,353 40.7
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 1,208 31.3 19,203,258 41.5 21,029 17.5 906,353 40.7
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 4,227 19.5 17,380,116 6.7 37,568 16.3 1,205,612 25.4
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 1,173 28.6 4,478,249 -1.2 9,232 20.6 286,061 24.7
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 980 20.0 5,357,123 18.0 10,793 25.0 374,029 45.3
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 1,726 14.0 5,182,485 4.3 14,272 12.0 406,868 17.3
5139 Footwear 348 18.8 2,362,259 5.1 3,271 -0.2 138,654 8.7
514 Groceries and related products 6,082 1.6 77,355,866 17.2 114,867 6.8 3,754,649 22.8
5141 Groceries, general-line 681 1.5 13,537,269 8.1 15,954 -1.9 565,102 6.1
5142 Packaged frozen foods 539 22.8 9,882,185 21.4 10,865 19.4 356,472 22.2
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 341 -13.5 3,796,852 -22.6 4,934 -25.2 170,726 -13.1
5144 Poultry and poultry products 131 -5.1 1,868,955 75.9 2,136 2.8 65,787 22.7
5145 Confectionery 287 5.1 2,790,796 20.6 7,132 12.1 225,059 59.2
5146 Fish and seafoods 299 -9.1 1,904,491 23.1 3,449 -4.8 94,378 20.2
5147 Meats and meat products 449 -16.7 5,765,128 0.4 7,714 -6.8 241,040 18.3
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 1,248 6.9 14,080,884 31.9 26,126 20.9 803,907 37.7
5149 Other groceries and related products 2,107 3.5 23,729,306 24.3 36,557 8.6 1,232,178 26.4
515 Farm-product raw materials 339 -10.1 5,346,807 15.1 3,628 -15.2 102,744 0.0
5153 Grain and field beans 141 -13.0 2,349,744 64.6 1,361 -18.3 47,824 10.3
5154 Livestock 63 -4.5 626,244 -3.3 805 -6.9 7,732 -6.6
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 135 -9.4 2,370,819 -7.7 1,462 -16.4 47,188 -7.7
516 Chemicals and allied products 1,606 15.0 9,299,726 -20.5 16,760 15.1 690,766 29.6
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 554 19.7 3,425,937 31.2 5,514 21.2 210,821 48.0
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 1,052 12.8 5,873,789 -35.4 11,246 12.3 479,945 22.9
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 798 -18.4 26,197,352 -5.8 10,272 -8.2 421,407 15.9
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 548 -17.3 20,495,569 15.4 8,141 0.8 314,939 22.9
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 250 -20.6 5,701,783 -43.2 2,131 -31.4 106,468 -0.9
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 473 -2.3 9,679,876 15.5 17,370 1.5 688,086 15.2
5181 Beer and ale 190 -10.0 3,749,530 1.5 9,815 2.8 349,183 11.5
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 283 3.7 5,930,346 26.6 7,555 -0.3 338,903 19.4
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 6,462 21.2 25,137,745 48.0 58,764 21.1 1,839,081 39.2
5191 Farm supplies 1,096 -2.9 5,989,301 34.7 12,083 16.3 446,735 39.9
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 587 3.9 5,963,855 68.6 9,963 31.1 369,311 51.5
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 734 10.2 1,173,478 19.3 7,367 11.2 157,426 18.9
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 93 -6.1 3,786,994 45.8 3,420 15.0 109,309 31.4
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 297 -12.4 1,191,258 6.8 2,814 -21.9 100,487 -4.7
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 3,655 44.2 7,032,859 63.1 23,117 33.2 655,813 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