1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Massachusetts
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 11,423 10,950 4.3 116,391,186 86,657,382 34.3 161,894 141,497 14.4 6,954,390 5,034,884 38.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 7,687 7,312 5.1 D 43,940,110 N (50k-99999) 83,779 N D 3,073,585 N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 3,736 3,638 2.7 D 42,717,272 N (50k-99999) 57,718 N D 1,961,299 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 11,423 10,950 4.3 116,391,186 86,657,382 34.3 161,894 141,497 14.4 6,954,390 5,034,884 38.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 7,687 7,312 5.1 D 43,940,110 N (50k-99999) 83,779 N D 3,073,585 N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 1,021 1,011 1.0 D 9,668,727 N (10k-24999) 9,588 N D 250,691 N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 103 122 -15.6 11,821,124 7,818,096 51.2 2,025 1,826 10.9 73,860 55,139 34.0
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 676 672 0.6 D 1,582,507 N (5000-9999) 6,252 N D 158,761 N
5014 Tires and tubes 75 59 27.1 D 162,591 N (500-999) 559 N D 16,376 N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 167 158 5.7 D 105,533 N (1000-2499) 951 N D 20,415 N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 484 415 16.6 2,414,214 1,614,339 49.5 4,152 3,403 22.0 166,420 112,207 48.3
5021 Furniture 194 171 13.5 1,178,579 708,412 66.4 1,831 1,428 28.2 77,414 53,858 43.7
5023 Home furnishings 290 244 18.9 1,235,635 905,927 36.4 2,321 1,975 17.5 89,006 58,349 52.5
503 Lumber and other construction materials 470 435 8.0 D 1,979,564 N (5000-9999) 4,506 N D 149,607 N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 218 195 11.8 D 1,236,467 N (2500-4999) 2,607 N D 88,318 N
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 109 89 22.5 D 194,136 N (500-999) 678 N D 22,368 N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 54 64 -15.6 454,873 372,969 22.0 703 548 28.3 32,830 19,348 69.7
5039 Other construction materials 89 87 2.3 D 175,992 N (500-999) 673 N D 19,573 N
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 1,446 1,378 4.9 D 12,101,430 N (25k-49999) 25,273 N D 1,086,990 N
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 54 47 14.9 928,212 1,168,854 -20.6 887 1,056 -16.0 40,458 38,044 6.3
5044 Office equipment 164 197 -16.8 1,103,747 1,279,294 -13.7 3,550 5,120 -30.7 144,669 188,118 -23.1
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 680 600 13.3 D 6,587,687 N (10k-24999) 11,884 N D 578,478 N
5046 Other commercial equipment 122 130 -6.2 333,190 D N 1,093 (500-999) N 42,859 D N
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 271 258 5.0 2,566,902 2,168,743 18.4 5,171 4,008 29.0 244,111 160,102 52.5
5048 Ophthalmic goods 44 48 -8.3 163,901 D N 564 (500-999) N 22,166 D N
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 111 98 13.3 937,428 493,297 90.0 2,565 1,681 52.6 134,260 71,793 87.0
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 243 197 23.4 D 1,054,656 N (2500-4999) 2,298 N D 81,458 N
5051 Metals service centers and offices 238 191 24.6 1,404,925 D N 2,657 (1000-2499) N 119,730 D N
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 5 6 -16.7 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
506 Electrical goods 1,252 1,174 6.6 14,172,388 8,087,353 75.2 18,572 14,149 31.3 902,692 542,331 66.4
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 458 487 -6.0 2,667,506 1,962,200 35.9 5,813 5,032 15.5 228,961 167,398 36.8
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 108 98 10.2 1,746,158 1,380,595 26.5 1,322 1,203 9.9 58,392 51,606 13.1
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 686 589 16.5 9,758,724 4,744,558 105.7 11,437 7,914 44.5 615,339 323,327 90.3
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 654 627 4.3 3,695,372 1,966,807 87.9 7,418 5,913 25.5 351,889 196,923 78.7
5072 Hardware 222 192 15.6 1,993,525 635,703 213.6 2,797 2,038 37.2 160,840 65,777 144.5
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 313 300 4.3 1,337,972 1,037,930 28.9 3,388 2,902 16.7 135,664 98,702 37.4
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 86 97 -11.3 D 227,718 N (500-999) 786 N D 26,657 N
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 33 38 -13.2 D 65,456 N (250-499) 187 N D 5,787 N
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 1,357 1,323 2.6 6,205,327 4,001,565 55.1 13,492 11,634 16.0 595,946 423,363 40.8
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 79 73 8.2 529,493 230,813 129.4 1,093 829 31.8 48,861 29,226 67.2
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 51 76 -32.9 194,473 102,849 89.1 566 516 9.7 19,081 12,528 52.3
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 725 652 11.2 2,919,425 2,113,665 38.1 7,042 5,747 22.5 323,870 228,103 42.0
5085 Industrial supplies 322 311 3.5 2,139,884 1,189,926 79.8 3,361 2,906 15.7 153,280 108,592 41.2
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 142 164 -13.4 294,289 220,891 33.2 1,205 1,327 -9.2 42,560 36,050 18.1
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 38 47 -19.1 127,763 143,421 -10.9 225 309 -27.2 8,294 8,864 -6.4
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 760 752 1.1 4,216,877 3,465,669 21.7 6,747 7,015 -3.8 257,665 230,015 12.0
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 153 137 11.7 1,537,497 1,001,121 53.6 2,053 2,224 -7.7 95,182 80,621 18.1
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 63 55 14.5 296,862 250,617 18.5 307 373 -17.7 12,443 10,065 23.6
5093 Recyclable materials 218 233 -6.4 612,554 539,067 13.6 2,056 2,234 -8.0 63,758 60,627 5.2
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 127 134 -5.2 481,244 359,720 33.8 633 1,008 -37.2 25,267 33,511 -24.6
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 199 193 3.1 1,288,720 1,315,144 -2.0 1,698 1,176 44.4 61,015 45,191 35.0
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 3,736 3,638 2.7 D 42,717,272 N (50k-99999) 57,718 N D 1,961,299 N
511 Paper and paper products 510 545 -6.4 4,095,154 4,103,066 -0.2 8,452 7,620 10.9 308,168 245,374 25.6
5111 Printing and writing paper 65 71 -8.5 1,171,103 1,084,794 8.0 843 896 -5.9 41,326 37,985 8.8
5112 Stationery and office supplies 272 294 -7.5 1,918,890 995,718 92.7 5,064 4,056 24.9 154,599 108,092 43.0
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 173 180 -3.9 1,005,161 2,022,554 -50.3 2,545 2,668 -4.6 112,243 99,297 13.0
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 137 118 16.1 4,238,968 3,053,749 38.8 4,244 3,925 8.1 169,657 127,704 32.9
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 137 118 16.1 4,238,968 3,053,749 38.8 4,244 3,925 8.1 169,657 127,704 32.9
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 457 434 5.3 6,996,958 5,563,388 25.8 8,611 7,271 18.4 424,857 314,588 35.1
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 126 100 26.0 613,096 572,464 7.1 1,181 1,318 -10.4 45,138 42,579 6.0
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 91 93 -2.2 821,474 605,688 35.6 2,130 1,884 13.1 68,792 45,245 52.0
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 153 145 5.5 823,514 1,339,384 -38.5 1,558 1,281 21.6 84,073 64,669 30.0
5139 Footwear 87 96 -9.4 4,738,874 3,045,852 55.6 3,742 2,788 34.2 226,854 162,095 40.0
514 Groceries and related products 1,235 1,201 2.8 D 15,675,938 N (10k-24999) 20,181 N D 644,484 N
5141 Groceries, general-line 131 135 -3.0 3,773,772 2,821,391 33.8 4,278 4,029 6.2 158,938 130,332 21.9
5142 Packaged frozen foods 106 106 0.0 3,167,837 2,030,269 56.0 2,627 1,954 34.4 89,349 71,209 25.5
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 50 55 -9.1 530,391 535,721 -1.0 813 753 8.0 29,176 21,761 34.1
5144 Poultry and poultry products 27 27 0.0 458,142 D N 294 (250-499) N 13,012 D N
5145 Confectionery 49 59 -16.9 598,461 481,564 24.3 1,285 982 30.9 46,657 26,581 75.5
5146 Fish and seafoods 245 233 5.2 1,517,030 1,254,927 20.9 2,405 2,138 12.5 79,328 67,625 17.3
5147 Meats and meat products 84 98 -14.3 D 1,395,407 N (1000-2499) 1,580 N D 48,579 N
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 178 165 7.9 1,297,091 1,015,186 27.8 2,341 1,741 34.5 91,415 61,584 48.4
5149 Other groceries and related products 365 323 13.0 7,728,076 D N 7,617 (5000-9999) N 279,800 D N
515 Farm-product raw materials 54 62 -12.9 445,266 253,824 75.4 301 257 17.1 10,147 9,912 2.4
5153 Grain and field beans 13 9 44.4 40,188 9,183 337.6 86 39 120.5 2,732 769 255.3
5154 Livestock 8 9 -11.1 D 21,899 N (20-99) 43 N D 577 N
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 33 44 -25.0 D 222,742 N (100-249) 175 N D 8,566 N
516 Chemicals and allied products 329 300 9.7 2,225,179 2,831,737 -21.4 3,615 3,952 -8.5 157,009 154,040 1.9
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 111 104 6.7 826,886 1,108,666 -25.4 1,239 1,040 19.1 48,041 36,861 30.3
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 218 196 11.2 1,398,293 1,723,071 -18.8 2,376 2,912 -18.4 108,968 117,179 -7.0
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 155 148 4.7 D 6,501,146 N (2500-4999) 2,547 N D 95,697 N
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 88 86 2.3 D A N (1000-2499) (1000-2499) N D A N
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 67 62 8.1 4,045,713 2,212,481 82.9 1,047 630 66.2 42,672 31,764 34.3
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 87 80 8.7 1,825,401 1,471,270 24.1 3,990 3,274 21.9 161,341 138,626 16.4
5181 Beer and ale 32 33 -3.0 737,263 757,809 -2.7 2,069 1,870 10.6 76,316 79,014 -3.4
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 55 47 17.0 1,088,138 713,461 52.5 1,921 1,404 36.8 85,025 59,612 42.6
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 772 750 2.9 D 3,263,154 N (5000-9999) 8,691 N D 230,874 N
5191 Farm supplies 74 108 -31.5 186,423 168,786 10.4 496 720 -31.1 15,740 15,730 0.1
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 141 148 -4.7 1,338,275 1,305,775 2.5 3,173 3,161 0.4 115,890 86,751 33.6
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 103 91 13.2 D 152,807 N (500-999) 1,001 N D 22,108 N
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 28 31 -9.7 1,728,140 815,739 111.8 1,367 1,058 29.2 42,689 26,727 59.7
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 53 68 -22.1 224,182 215,576 4.0 706 745 -5.2 25,885 22,086 17.2
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 373 304 22.7 D 604,471 N (2500-4999) 2,006 N D 57,472 N
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