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.
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 11,423 4.3 116,391,186 34.3 161,894 14.4 6,954,390 38.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 7,687 5.1 D N (50k-99999) N D N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 3,736 2.7 D N (50k-99999) 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 11,423 4.3 116,391,186 34.3 161,894 14.4 6,954,390 38.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 7,687 5.1 D N (50k-99999) N D N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 1,021 1.0 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 103 -15.6 11,821,124 51.2 2,025 10.9 73,860 34.0
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 676 0.6 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5014 Tires and tubes 75 27.1 D N (500-999) N D N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 167 5.7 D N (1000-2499) N D N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 484 16.6 2,414,214 49.5 4,152 22.0 166,420 48.3
5021 Furniture 194 13.5 1,178,579 66.4 1,831 28.2 77,414 43.7
5023 Home furnishings 290 18.9 1,235,635 36.4 2,321 17.5 89,006 52.5
503 Lumber and other construction materials 470 8.0 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 218 11.8 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 109 22.5 D N (500-999) N D N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 54 -15.6 454,873 22.0 703 28.3 32,830 69.7
5039 Other construction materials 89 2.3 D N (500-999) N D N
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 1,446 4.9 D N (25k-49999) N D N
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 54 14.9 928,212 -20.6 887 -16.0 40,458 6.3
5044 Office equipment 164 -16.8 1,103,747 -13.7 3,550 -30.7 144,669 -23.1
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 680 13.3 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5046 Other commercial equipment 122 -6.2 333,190 N 1,093 N 42,859 N
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 271 5.0 2,566,902 18.4 5,171 29.0 244,111 52.5
5048 Ophthalmic goods 44 -8.3 163,901 N 564 N 22,166 N
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 111 13.3 937,428 90.0 2,565 52.6 134,260 87.0
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 243 23.4 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5051 Metals service centers and offices 238 24.6 1,404,925 N 2,657 N 119,730 N
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 5 -16.7 D N (20-99) N D N
506 Electrical goods 1,252 6.6 14,172,388 75.2 18,572 31.3 902,692 66.4
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 458 -6.0 2,667,506 35.9 5,813 15.5 228,961 36.8
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 108 10.2 1,746,158 26.5 1,322 9.9 58,392 13.1
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 686 16.5 9,758,724 105.7 11,437 44.5 615,339 90.3
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 654 4.3 3,695,372 87.9 7,418 25.5 351,889 78.7
5072 Hardware 222 15.6 1,993,525 213.6 2,797 37.2 160,840 144.5
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 313 4.3 1,337,972 28.9 3,388 16.7 135,664 37.4
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 86 -11.3 D N (500-999) N D N
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 33 -13.2 D N (250-499) N D N
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 1,357 2.6 6,205,327 55.1 13,492 16.0 595,946 40.8
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 79 8.2 529,493 129.4 1,093 31.8 48,861 67.2
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 51 -32.9 194,473 89.1 566 9.7 19,081 52.3
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 725 11.2 2,919,425 38.1 7,042 22.5 323,870 42.0
5085 Industrial supplies 322 3.5 2,139,884 79.8 3,361 15.7 153,280 41.2
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 142 -13.4 294,289 33.2 1,205 -9.2 42,560 18.1
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 38 -19.1 127,763 -10.9 225 -27.2 8,294 -6.4
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 760 1.1 4,216,877 21.7 6,747 -3.8 257,665 12.0
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 153 11.7 1,537,497 53.6 2,053 -7.7 95,182 18.1
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 63 14.5 296,862 18.5 307 -17.7 12,443 23.6
5093 Recyclable materials 218 -6.4 612,554 13.6 2,056 -8.0 63,758 5.2
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 127 -5.2 481,244 33.8 633 -37.2 25,267 -24.6
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 199 3.1 1,288,720 -2.0 1,698 44.4 61,015 35.0
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 3,736 2.7 D N (50k-99999) N D N
511 Paper and paper products 510 -6.4 4,095,154 -0.2 8,452 10.9 308,168 25.6
5111 Printing and writing paper 65 -8.5 1,171,103 8.0 843 -5.9 41,326 8.8
5112 Stationery and office supplies 272 -7.5 1,918,890 92.7 5,064 24.9 154,599 43.0
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 173 -3.9 1,005,161 -50.3 2,545 -4.6 112,243 13.0
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 137 16.1 4,238,968 38.8 4,244 8.1 169,657 32.9
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 137 16.1 4,238,968 38.8 4,244 8.1 169,657 32.9
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 457 5.3 6,996,958 25.8 8,611 18.4 424,857 35.1
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 126 26.0 613,096 7.1 1,181 -10.4 45,138 6.0
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 91 -2.2 821,474 35.6 2,130 13.1 68,792 52.0
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 153 5.5 823,514 -38.5 1,558 21.6 84,073 30.0
5139 Footwear 87 -9.4 4,738,874 55.6 3,742 34.2 226,854 40.0
514 Groceries and related products 1,235 2.8 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5141 Groceries, general-line 131 -3.0 3,773,772 33.8 4,278 6.2 158,938 21.9
5142 Packaged frozen foods 106 0.0 3,167,837 56.0 2,627 34.4 89,349 25.5
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 50 -9.1 530,391 -1.0 813 8.0 29,176 34.1
5144 Poultry and poultry products 27 0.0 458,142 N 294 N 13,012 N
5145 Confectionery 49 -16.9 598,461 24.3 1,285 30.9 46,657 75.5
5146 Fish and seafoods 245 5.2 1,517,030 20.9 2,405 12.5 79,328 17.3
5147 Meats and meat products 84 -14.3 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 178 7.9 1,297,091 27.8 2,341 34.5 91,415 48.4
5149 Other groceries and related products 365 13.0 7,728,076 N 7,617 N 279,800 N
515 Farm-product raw materials 54 -12.9 445,266 75.4 301 17.1 10,147 2.4
5153 Grain and field beans 13 44.4 40,188 337.6 86 120.5 2,732 255.3
5154 Livestock 8 -11.1 D N (20-99) N D N
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 33 -25.0 D N (100-249) N D N
516 Chemicals and allied products 329 9.7 2,225,179 -21.4 3,615 -8.5 157,009 1.9
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 111 6.7 826,886 -25.4 1,239 19.1 48,041 30.3
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 218 11.2 1,398,293 -18.8 2,376 -18.4 108,968 -7.0
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 155 4.7 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 88 2.3 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 67 8.1 4,045,713 82.9 1,047 66.2 42,672 34.3
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 87 8.7 1,825,401 24.1 3,990 21.9 161,341 16.4
5181 Beer and ale 32 -3.0 737,263 -2.7 2,069 10.6 76,316 -3.4
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 55 17.0 1,088,138 52.5 1,921 36.8 85,025 42.6
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 772 2.9 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5191 Farm supplies 74 -31.5 186,423 10.4 496 -31.1 15,740 0.1
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 141 -4.7 1,338,275 2.5 3,173 0.4 115,890 33.6
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 103 13.2 D N (500-999) N D N
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 28 -9.7 1,728,140 111.8 1,367 29.2 42,689 59.7
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 53 -22.1 224,182 4.0 706 -5.2 25,885 17.2
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 373 22.7 D N (2500-4999) N D 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