1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Pennsylvania
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 20,135 20,230 -0.5 166,524,386 126,369,922 31.8 269,103 254,410 5.8 9,438,720 7,485,376 26.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 13,794 13,589 1.5 97,653,944 69,870,238 39.8 165,060 154,435 6.9 5,916,203 4,630,512 27.8
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 6,341 6,641 -4.5 68,870,442 56,499,684 21.9 104,043 99,975 4.1 3,522,517 2,854,864 23.4
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 20,135 20,230 -0.5 166,524,386 126,369,922 31.8 269,103 254,410 5.8 9,438,720 7,485,376 26.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 13,794 13,589 1.5 97,653,944 69,870,238 39.8 165,060 154,435 6.9 5,916,203 4,630,512 27.8
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 2,229 2,268 -1.7 D 17,671,798 N (25k-49999) 22,350 N D 484,772 N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 343 395 -13.2 22,259,532 14,418,567 54.4 8,542 6,757 26.4 211,824 154,287 37.3
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 1,355 1,313 3.2 3,057,633 2,452,866 24.7 14,060 11,642 20.8 344,901 245,629 40.4
5014 Tires and tubes 205 213 -3.8 D 627,340 N (1000-2499) 2,271 N D 55,353 N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 326 347 -6.1 D 173,025 N (1000-2499) 1,680 N D 29,503 N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 622 592 5.1 2,436,833 2,677,681 -9.0 7,121 7,669 -7.1 237,293 209,684 13.2
5021 Furniture 307 285 7.7 1,288,321 1,371,646 -6.1 3,652 3,461 5.5 125,375 97,367 28.8
5023 Home furnishings 315 307 2.6 1,148,512 1,306,035 -12.1 3,469 4,208 -17.6 111,918 112,317 -0.4
503 Lumber and other construction materials 925 865 6.9 D 4,852,923 N (10k-24999) 12,071 N D 342,959 N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 409 377 8.5 D 3,080,016 N (5000-9999) 6,900 N D 194,575 N
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 149 149 0.0 D 353,648 N (1000-2499) 1,102 N D 29,922 N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 177 154 14.9 874,429 964,151 -9.3 1,911 2,095 -8.8 74,605 65,968 13.1
5039 Other construction materials 190 185 2.7 718,158 455,108 57.8 2,170 1,974 9.9 78,294 52,494 49.1
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 1,862 1,893 -1.6 12,949,265 8,426,269 53.7 26,657 27,506 -3.1 1,177,603 1,022,926 15.1
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 42 44 -4.5 232,324 263,443 -11.8 515 639 -19.4 19,030 20,271 -6.1
5044 Office equipment 322 377 -14.6 1,369,793 1,032,987 32.6 5,340 6,579 -18.8 198,148 207,327 -4.4
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 630 628 0.3 7,469,366 3,802,749 96.4 10,952 9,817 11.6 544,778 439,227 24.0
5046 Other commercial equipment 221 206 7.3 544,090 373,044 45.9 1,950 1,787 9.1 68,191 49,350 38.2
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 452 440 2.7 2,793,729 2,398,770 16.5 5,907 6,368 -7.2 277,351 237,697 16.7
5048 Ophthalmic goods 63 71 -11.3 145,641 128,369 13.5 838 983 -14.8 23,842 21,992 8.4
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 132 127 3.9 394,322 426,907 -7.6 1,155 1,333 -13.4 46,263 47,062 -1.7
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 745 711 4.8 11,382,061 9,209,048 23.6 9,514 8,589 10.8 387,435 291,110 33.1
5051 Metals service centers and offices 642 595 7.9 9,766,026 7,513,505 30.0 8,920 7,797 14.4 358,001 259,950 37.7
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 103 116 -11.2 1,616,035 1,695,543 -4.7 594 792 -25.0 29,434 31,160 -5.5
506 Electrical goods 1,594 1,493 6.8 13,697,389 7,529,743 81.9 22,250 16,344 36.1 898,465 531,729 69.0
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 833 809 3.0 7,225,397 4,183,137 72.7 10,608 9,228 15.0 417,116 r 46.6
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 109 129 -15.5 719,239 937,554 -23.3 862 1,080 -20.2 29,973 36,492 -17.9
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 652 555 17.5 5,752,753 2,409,052 138.8 10,780 6,036 78.6 451,376 r 114.2
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 1,201 1,186 1.3 4,730,517 3,637,990 30.0 12,493 12,792 -2.3 438,664 361,344 21.4
5072 Hardware 366 346 5.8 1,623,823 1,157,352 40.3 4,431 3,942 12.4 156,238 118,289 32.1
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 538 539 -0.2 2,167,092 1,702,877 27.3 5,227 5,991 -12.8 176,673 156,648 12.8
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 235 244 -3.7 756,528 636,575 18.8 2,259 2,424 -6.8 86,397 73,015 18.3
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 62 57 8.8 183,074 141,186 29.7 576 435 32.4 19,356 13,392 44.5
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 3,289 3,264 0.8 D 10,986,044 N (25k-49999) 33,710 N D 1,043,127 N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 269 266 1.1 2,361,408 1,685,023 40.1 4,626 4,303 7.5 189,351 137,934 37.3
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 310 349 -11.2 869,451 776,215 12.0 3,139 3,634 -13.6 84,341 79,905 5.6
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 1,440 1,350 6.7 5,376,241 3,728,231 44.2 13,738 12,104 13.5 567,329 412,975 37.4
5085 Industrial supplies 852 846 0.7 4,318,719 3,847,885 12.2 8,316 9,047 -8.1 333,719 298,683 11.7
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 338 388 -12.9 D 641,181 N (2500-4999) 3,760 N D 86,259 N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 80 65 23.1 451,731 307,509 46.9 916 862 6.3 34,730 27,371 26.9
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 1,327 1,317 0.8 D 4,878,742 N (10k-24999) 13,404 N D 342,861 N
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 193 181 6.6 967,473 852,770 13.5 2,995 2,043 46.6 77,305 51,345 50.6
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 101 112 -9.8 D 395,990 N (500-999) 1,210 N D 31,271 N
5093 Recyclable materials 509 536 -5.0 2,932,908 1,910,461 53.5 6,589 6,036 9.2 192,210 147,047 30.7
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 158 175 -9.7 440,264 484,859 -9.2 1,596 1,360 17.4 55,950 35,590 57.2
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 366 313 16.9 D 1,234,662 N (2500-4999) 2,755 N D 77,608 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 6,341 6,641 -4.5 68,870,442 56,499,684 21.9 104,043 99,975 4.1 3,522,517 2,854,864 23.4
511 Paper and paper products 810 839 -3.5 5,040,630 4,267,435 18.1 11,673 10,697 9.1 381,203 319,423 19.3
5111 Printing and writing paper 110 126 -12.7 1,502,481 1,551,112 -3.1 1,757 1,985 -11.5 83,635 78,057 7.1
5112 Stationery and office supplies 462 476 -2.9 1,797,942 1,022,394 75.9 6,072 5,308 14.4 157,356 119,923 31.2
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 238 237 0.4 1,740,207 1,693,929 2.7 3,844 3,404 12.9 140,212 121,443 15.5
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 249 193 29.0 14,998,963 7,441,327 101.6 9,305 8,015 16.1 539,602 318,360 69.5
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 249 193 29.0 14,998,963 7,441,327 101.6 9,305 8,015 16.1 539,602 318,360 69.5
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 495 515 -3.9 2,364,639 1,935,322 22.2 5,471 6,451 -15.2 169,317 166,388 1.8
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 148 154 -3.9 496,735 579,889 -14.3 1,452 1,513 -4.0 39,675 45,616 -13.0
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 136 141 -3.5 851,543 578,840 47.1 2,272 2,372 -4.2 59,197 57,579 2.8
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 163 167 -2.4 536,360 555,520 -3.4 1,064 1,819 -41.5 37,381 44,923 -16.8
5139 Footwear 48 53 -9.4 480,001 221,073 117.1 683 747 -8.6 33,064 18,270 81.0
514 Groceries and related products 1,652 1,809 -8.7 26,094,026 24,359,429 7.1 38,799 38,712 0.2 1,213,683 1,062,001 14.3
5141 Groceries, general-line 162 189 -14.3 6,321,553 7,775,407 -18.7 9,286 9,410 -1.3 297,465 270,286 10.1
5142 Packaged frozen foods 156 166 -6.0 1,775,760 2,356,342 -24.6 2,461 3,403 -27.7 72,527 89,716 -19.2
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 122 140 -12.9 1,534,577 2,013,838 -23.8 2,090 2,095 -0.2 67,835 55,477 22.3
5144 Poultry and poultry products 62 73 -15.1 577,992 582,982 -0.9 921 1,523 -39.5 22,270 31,455 -29.2
5145 Confectionery 139 158 -12.0 1,054,203 897,789 17.4 2,308 2,183 5.7 67,614 53,475 26.4
5146 Fish and seafoods 50 70 -28.6 191,857 274,219 -30.0 377 985 -61.7 12,647 19,380 -34.7
5147 Meats and meat products 160 174 -8.0 2,521,950 2,539,803 -0.7 2,495 2,567 -2.8 78,947 73,744 7.1
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 257 258 -0.4 2,047,605 1,824,949 12.2 4,392 4,184 5.0 131,718 114,922 14.6
5149 Other groceries and related products 544 581 -6.4 10,068,529 6,094,100 65.2 14,469 12,362 17.0 462,660 353,546 30.9
515 Farm-product raw materials 95 125 -24.0 792,187 1,138,331 -30.4 988 1,290 -23.4 18,484 24,473 -24.5
5153 Grain and field beans 32 49 -34.7 255,986 331,419 -22.8 275 353 -22.1 8,456 10,959 -22.8
5154 Livestock 42 47 -10.6 375,490 505,228 -25.7 575 751 -23.4 4,718 5,784 -18.4
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 21 29 -27.6 160,711 301,684 -46.7 138 186 -25.8 5,310 7,730 -31.3
516 Chemicals and allied products 651 584 11.5 5,663,230 4,380,365 29.3 9,698 7,216 34.4 431,615 281,495 53.3
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 178 153 16.3 1,019,732 822,262 24.0 1,887 1,731 9.0 78,191 63,856 22.4
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 473 431 9.7 4,643,498 3,558,103 30.5 7,811 5,485 42.4 353,424 217,639 62.4
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 391 484 -19.2 5,655,859 6,054,080 -6.6 6,053 6,754 -10.4 180,779 175,226 3.2
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 281 371 -24.3 4,658,118 5,219,180 -10.8 5,113 5,764 -11.3 150,269 144,639 3.9
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 110 113 -2.7 997,741 834,900 19.5 940 990 -5.1 30,510 30,587 -0.3
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 380 443 -14.2 1,723,969 1,851,354 -6.9 4,484 4,488 -0.1 147,061 129,610 13.5
5181 Beer and ale 320 375 -14.7 1,500,945 1,476,443 1.7 3,905 3,996 -2.3 126,812 114,237 11.0
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 60 68 -11.8 223,024 374,911 -40.5 579 492 17.7 20,249 15,373 31.7
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 1,618 1,649 -1.9 6,536,939 5,072,041 28.9 17,572 16,352 7.5 440,773 377,888 16.6
5191 Farm supplies 395 471 -16.1 1,426,729 1,283,761 11.1 3,874 4,555 -15.0 97,058 102,942 -5.7
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 175 183 -4.4 847,432 678,474 24.9 4,374 3,035 44.1 86,413 70,663 22.3
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 173 150 15.3 351,730 281,909 24.8 2,162 2,100 3.0 48,505 39,667 22.3
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 79 93 -15.1 2,173,402 1,384,532 57.0 2,188 2,100 4.2 56,787 45,207 25.6
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 138 153 -9.8 388,899 557,738 -30.3 1,095 1,428 -23.3 34,761 45,867 -24.2
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 658 599 9.8 1,348,747 885,627 52.3 3,879 3,134 23.8 117,249 73,542 59.4
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