1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for North Carolina
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 14,502 13,351 8.6 103,199,221 76,365,206 35.1 178,604 151,131 18.2 6,122,329 4,166,832 46.9
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 9,555 8,485 12.6 55,588,530 34,369,997 61.7 107,974 87,591 23.3 3,888,171 2,496,812 55.7
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 4,947 4,866 1.7 47,610,691 41,995,209 13.4 70,630 63,540 11.2 2,234,158 1,670,020 33.8
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 14,502 13,351 8.6 103,199,221 76,365,206 35.1 178,604 151,131 18.2 6,122,329 4,166,832 46.9
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 9,555 8,485 12.6 55,588,530 34,369,997 61.7 107,974 87,591 23.3 3,888,171 2,496,812 55.7
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 1,424 1,467 -2.9 D 8,006,128 N (10k-24999) 12,866 N D 276,321 N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 247 277 -10.8 8,987,790 4,811,871 86.8 5,153 3,652 41.1 153,144 81,482 87.9
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 826 828 -0.2 1,419,952 2,568,493 -44.7 7,169 6,298 13.8 169,599 131,495 29.0
5014 Tires and tubes 143 142 0.7 D 530,838 N (1000-2499) 1,784 N D 44,769 N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 208 220 -5.5 D 94,926 N (1000-2499) 1,132 N D 18,575 N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 655 517 26.7 3,461,694 2,068,062 67.4 6,207 4,225 46.9 203,393 113,173 79.7
5021 Furniture 348 282 23.4 2,113,394 990,158 113.4 3,492 2,305 51.5 119,196 66,333 79.7
5023 Home furnishings 307 235 30.6 1,348,300 1,077,904 25.1 2,715 1,920 41.4 84,197 46,840 79.8
503 Lumber and other construction materials 790 626 26.2 D 2,980,686 N (5000-9999) 7,180 N D 185,720 N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 422 342 23.4 2,988,231 2,006,924 48.9 6,400 4,857 31.8 211,986 123,606 71.5
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 112 102 9.8 D 145,596 N (500-999) 559 N D 13,655 N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 120 90 33.3 D 504,916 N (1000-2499) 745 N D 22,624 N
5039 Other construction materials 136 92 47.8 275,814 323,250 -14.7 890 1,019 -12.7 26,442 25,835 2.3
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 1,175 1,054 11.5 6,116,899 4,054,889 50.9 15,907 14,178 12.2 657,132 481,889 36.4
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 26 25 4.0 275,380 253,395 8.7 430 415 3.6 15,865 13,853 14.5
5044 Office equipment 203 238 -14.7 613,034 494,496 24.0 3,111 3,428 -9.2 107,393 97,201 10.5
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 426 357 19.3 3,113,881 1,730,832 79.9 6,718 4,914 36.7 334,251 208,904 60.0
5046 Other commercial equipment 134 122 9.8 382,138 285,456 33.9 1,191 1,149 3.7 41,040 31,225 31.4
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 265 200 32.5 1,399,587 1,022,226 36.9 2,853 2,453 16.3 113,229 85,997 31.7
5048 Ophthalmic goods 29 37 -21.6 53,957 53,342 1.2 497 497 0.0 11,730 11,124 5.4
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 92 75 22.7 278,922 215,142 29.6 1,107 1,322 -16.3 33,624 33,585 0.1
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 267 209 27.8 2,543,843 1,190,493 113.7 3,544 2,657 33.4 137,306 78,665 74.5
5051 Metals service centers and offices 256 199 28.6 2,397,537 1,082,409 121.5 3,505 2,620 33.8 134,679 76,516 76.0
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 11 10 10.0 146,306 108,084 35.4 39 37 5.4 2,627 2,149 22.2
506 Electrical goods 1,169 974 20.0 9,787,043 4,768,351 105.3 15,068 10,925 37.9 615,577 345,196 78.3
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 631 539 17.1 3,465,080 2,221,606 56.0 7,175 6,170 16.3 259,985 181,155 43.5
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 70 61 14.8 493,071 390,687 26.2 587 622 -5.6 19,708 17,177 14.7
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 468 374 25.1 5,828,892 2,156,058 170.3 7,306 4,133 76.8 335,884 146,864 128.7
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 873 739 18.1 3,789,377 2,297,058 65.0 9,207 7,167 28.5 318,855 205,801 54.9
5072 Hardware 294 216 36.1 1,555,612 940,501 65.4 4,106 3,255 26.1 130,867 89,399 46.4
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 306 262 16.8 1,369,510 726,557 88.5 2,942 2,098 40.2 102,871 59,304 73.5
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 226 228 -0.9 762,218 576,975 32.1 1,911 1,616 18.3 77,307 51,448 50.3
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 47 33 42.4 102,037 53,025 92.4 248 198 25.3 7,810 5,650 38.2
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 2,375 2,172 9.3 11,793,997 7,369,865 60.0 26,495 22,316 18.7 1,039,800 672,031 54.7
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 157 148 6.1 1,421,093 532,195 167.0 3,100 2,363 31.2 126,205 67,775 86.2
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 262 260 0.8 1,852,517 1,046,629 77.0 3,478 3,053 13.9 113,947 77,343 47.3
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 1,128 979 15.2 5,987,175 4,051,004 47.8 12,801 9,697 32.0 553,345 340,906 62.3
5085 Industrial supplies 581 500 16.2 1,849,669 1,344,122 37.6 5,255 4,881 7.7 181,369 131,323 38.1
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 191 231 -17.3 513,390 310,182 65.5 1,536 2,016 -23.8 49,591 46,556 6.5
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 56 54 3.7 170,153 85,733 98.5 325 306 6.2 15,343 8,128 88.8
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 827 727 13.8 D 1,634,465 N (5000-9999) 6,077 N D 138,016 N
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 132 125 5.6 356,648 402,433 -11.4 1,089 1,178 -7.6 27,737 26,716 3.8
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 42 38 10.5 115,318 163,910 -29.6 280 416 -32.7 8,105 13,667 -40.7
5093 Recyclable materials 248 252 -1.6 552,167 509,095 8.5 2,975 2,716 9.5 78,235 56,083 39.5
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 71 63 12.7 D 57,866 N (250-499) 392 N D 9,055 N
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 334 249 34.1 D 501,161 N (1000-2499) 1,375 N D 32,495 N
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 4,947 4,866 1.7 47,610,691 41,995,209 13.4 70,630 63,540 11.2 2,234,158 1,670,020 33.8
511 Paper and paper products 563 491 14.7 D 2,211,368 N (5000-9999) 5,360 N D 149,791 N
5111 Printing and writing paper 51 46 10.9 520,780 461,915 12.7 766 723 5.9 27,475 27,210 1.0
5112 Stationery and office supplies 344 306 12.4 D 539,739 N (2500-4999) 2,964 N D 69,698 N
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 168 139 20.9 1,671,654 1,209,714 38.2 2,262 1,673 35.2 85,661 52,883 62.0
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 145 107 35.5 4,936,661 2,199,248 124.5 3,477 2,970 17.1 182,756 92,865 96.8
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 145 107 35.5 4,936,661 2,199,248 124.5 3,477 2,970 17.1 182,756 92,865 96.8
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 594 572 3.8 D 4,178,938 N (5000-9999) 5,944 N D 148,187 N
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 306 276 10.9 D 1,602,335 N (2500-4999) 2,385 N D 74,712 N
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 115 119 -3.4 911,095 1,934,095 -52.9 2,624 1,706 53.8 55,093 40,174 37.1
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 137 140 -2.1 905,644 500,093 81.1 1,504 1,231 22.2 30,355 21,055 44.2
5139 Footwear 36 37 -2.7 296,524 142,415 108.2 500 622 -19.6 13,843 12,246 13.0
514 Groceries and related products 911 941 -3.2 14,375,586 12,035,613 19.4 21,859 20,993 4.1 626,150 510,471 22.7
5141 Groceries, general-line 83 95 -12.6 4,156,174 4,547,305 -8.6 6,306 6,202 1.7 183,171 163,741 11.9
5142 Packaged frozen foods 72 71 1.4 1,542,946 1,021,870 51.0 1,780 1,440 23.6 51,477 42,154 22.1
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 95 105 -9.5 563,157 813,273 -30.8 1,078 1,431 -24.7 28,993 31,603 -8.3
5144 Poultry and poultry products 38 55 -30.9 292,363 568,380 -48.6 609 1,068 -43.0 14,869 23,813 -37.6
5145 Confectionery 65 77 -15.6 597,434 494,396 20.8 1,531 1,411 8.5 41,824 29,688 40.9
5146 Fish and seafoods 89 93 -4.3 D 195,075 N (500-999) 1,237 N D 15,050 N
5147 Meats and meat products 82 83 -1.2 D 510,371 N (500-999) 1,257 N D 27,643 N
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 107 108 -0.9 715,117 437,353 63.5 1,600 1,333 20.0 42,765 23,264 83.8
5149 Other groceries and related products 280 254 10.2 D 3,447,590 N (5000-9999) 5,614 N D 153,515 N
515 Farm-product raw materials 261 297 -12.1 2,916,928 2,377,994 22.7 1,898 2,565 -26.0 55,879 57,035 -2.0
5153 Grain and field beans 78 90 -13.3 728,812 515,031 41.5 481 637 -24.5 11,530 14,574 -20.9
5154 Livestock 36 40 -10.0 329,900 294,537 12.0 369 613 -39.8 4,859 7,006 -30.6
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 147 167 -12.0 1,858,216 1,568,426 18.5 1,048 1,315 -20.3 39,490 35,455 11.4
516 Chemicals and allied products 481 413 16.5 3,894,850 7,694,357 -49.4 4,904 5,040 -2.7 208,998 226,166 -7.6
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 98 88 11.4 1,124,894 685,362 64.1 1,067 790 35.1 49,938 25,713 94.2
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 383 325 17.8 2,769,956 7,008,995 -60.5 3,837 4,250 -9.7 159,060 200,453 -20.6
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 426 552 -22.8 5,293,283 5,119,752 3.4 4,699 6,303 -25.4 136,911 132,138 3.6
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 344 447 -23.0 4,179,773 4,379,663 -4.6 4,121 5,382 -23.4 118,691 112,980 5.1
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 82 105 -21.9 1,113,510 740,089 50.5 578 921 -37.2 18,220 19,158 -4.9
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 118 122 -3.3 D 1,073,807 N (2500-4999) 3,340 N D 93,264 N
5181 Beer and ale 66 70 -5.7 D 757,054 N (2500-4999) 2,443 N D 70,844 N
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 52 52 0.0 528,921 316,753 67.0 1,266 897 41.1 37,859 22,420 68.9
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 1,448 1,371 5.6 D 5,104,132 N (10k-24999) 11,025 N D 260,103 N
5191 Farm supplies 487 553 -11.9 2,900,054 1,928,262 50.4 5,506 3,743 47.1 236,038 76,316 209.3
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 76 80 -5.0 313,559 232,696 34.8 973 1,006 -3.3 26,218 26,003 0.8
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 153 114 34.2 144,025 93,699 53.7 1,214 821 47.9 24,570 15,233 61.3
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 57 65 -12.3 2,389,766 1,473,539 62.2 3,031 2,133 42.1 72,917 55,271 31.9
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 109 91 19.8 D 129,707 N (500-999) 513 N D 13,798 N
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 566 468 20.9 D 1,246,229 N (2500-4999) 2,809 N D 73,482 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