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.
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 20,135 -0.5 166,524,386 31.8 269,103 5.8 9,438,720 26.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 13,794 1.5 97,653,944 39.8 165,060 6.9 5,916,203 27.8
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 6,341 -4.5 68,870,442 21.9 104,043 4.1 3,522,517 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. "% 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 20,135 -0.5 166,524,386 31.8 269,103 5.8 9,438,720 26.1
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 13,794 1.5 97,653,944 39.8 165,060 6.9 5,916,203 27.8
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 2,229 -1.7 D N (25k-49999) N D N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 343 -13.2 22,259,532 54.4 8,542 26.4 211,824 37.3
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 1,355 3.2 3,057,633 24.7 14,060 20.8 344,901 40.4
5014 Tires and tubes 205 -3.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 326 -6.1 D N (1000-2499) N D N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 622 5.1 2,436,833 -9.0 7,121 -7.1 237,293 13.2
5021 Furniture 307 7.7 1,288,321 -6.1 3,652 5.5 125,375 28.8
5023 Home furnishings 315 2.6 1,148,512 -12.1 3,469 -17.6 111,918 -0.4
503 Lumber and other construction materials 925 6.9 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 409 8.5 D N (5000-9999) N D N
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 149 0.0 D N (1000-2499) N D N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 177 14.9 874,429 -9.3 1,911 -8.8 74,605 13.1
5039 Other construction materials 190 2.7 718,158 57.8 2,170 9.9 78,294 49.1
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 1,862 -1.6 12,949,265 53.7 26,657 -3.1 1,177,603 15.1
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 42 -4.5 232,324 -11.8 515 -19.4 19,030 -6.1
5044 Office equipment 322 -14.6 1,369,793 32.6 5,340 -18.8 198,148 -4.4
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 630 0.3 7,469,366 96.4 10,952 11.6 544,778 24.0
5046 Other commercial equipment 221 7.3 544,090 45.9 1,950 9.1 68,191 38.2
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 452 2.7 2,793,729 16.5 5,907 -7.2 277,351 16.7
5048 Ophthalmic goods 63 -11.3 145,641 13.5 838 -14.8 23,842 8.4
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 132 3.9 394,322 -7.6 1,155 -13.4 46,263 -1.7
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 745 4.8 11,382,061 23.6 9,514 10.8 387,435 33.1
5051 Metals service centers and offices 642 7.9 9,766,026 30.0 8,920 14.4 358,001 37.7
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 103 -11.2 1,616,035 -4.7 594 -25.0 29,434 -5.5
506 Electrical goods 1,594 6.8 13,697,389 81.9 22,250 36.1 898,465 69.0
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 833 3.0 7,225,397 72.7 10,608 15.0 417,116 46.6
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 109 -15.5 719,239 -23.3 862 -20.2 29,973 -17.9
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 652 17.5 5,752,753 138.8 10,780 78.6 451,376 114.2
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 1,201 1.3 4,730,517 30.0 12,493 -2.3 438,664 21.4
5072 Hardware 366 5.8 1,623,823 40.3 4,431 12.4 156,238 32.1
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 538 -0.2 2,167,092 27.3 5,227 -12.8 176,673 12.8
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 235 -3.7 756,528 18.8 2,259 -6.8 86,397 18.3
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 62 8.8 183,074 29.7 576 32.4 19,356 44.5
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 3,289 0.8 D N (25k-49999) N D N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 269 1.1 2,361,408 40.1 4,626 7.5 189,351 37.3
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 310 -11.2 869,451 12.0 3,139 -13.6 84,341 5.6
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 1,440 6.7 5,376,241 44.2 13,738 13.5 567,329 37.4
5085 Industrial supplies 852 0.7 4,318,719 12.2 8,316 -8.1 333,719 11.7
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 338 -12.9 D N (2500-4999) N D N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 80 23.1 451,731 46.9 916 6.3 34,730 26.9
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 1,327 0.8 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 193 6.6 967,473 13.5 2,995 46.6 77,305 50.6
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 101 -9.8 D N (500-999) N D N
5093 Recyclable materials 509 -5.0 2,932,908 53.5 6,589 9.2 192,210 30.7
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 158 -9.7 440,264 -9.2 1,596 17.4 55,950 57.2
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 366 16.9 D N (2500-4999) N D N
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 6,341 -4.5 68,870,442 21.9 104,043 4.1 3,522,517 23.4
511 Paper and paper products 810 -3.5 5,040,630 18.1 11,673 9.1 381,203 19.3
5111 Printing and writing paper 110 -12.7 1,502,481 -3.1 1,757 -11.5 83,635 7.1
5112 Stationery and office supplies 462 -2.9 1,797,942 75.9 6,072 14.4 157,356 31.2
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 238 0.4 1,740,207 2.7 3,844 12.9 140,212 15.5
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 249 29.0 14,998,963 101.6 9,305 16.1 539,602 69.5
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 249 29.0 14,998,963 101.6 9,305 16.1 539,602 69.5
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 495 -3.9 2,364,639 22.2 5,471 -15.2 169,317 1.8
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 148 -3.9 496,735 -14.3 1,452 -4.0 39,675 -13.0
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 136 -3.5 851,543 47.1 2,272 -4.2 59,197 2.8
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 163 -2.4 536,360 -3.4 1,064 -41.5 37,381 -16.8
5139 Footwear 48 -9.4 480,001 117.1 683 -8.6 33,064 81.0
514 Groceries and related products 1,652 -8.7 26,094,026 7.1 38,799 0.2 1,213,683 14.3
5141 Groceries, general-line 162 -14.3 6,321,553 -18.7 9,286 -1.3 297,465 10.1
5142 Packaged frozen foods 156 -6.0 1,775,760 -24.6 2,461 -27.7 72,527 -19.2
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 122 -12.9 1,534,577 -23.8 2,090 -0.2 67,835 22.3
5144 Poultry and poultry products 62 -15.1 577,992 -0.9 921 -39.5 22,270 -29.2
5145 Confectionery 139 -12.0 1,054,203 17.4 2,308 5.7 67,614 26.4
5146 Fish and seafoods 50 -28.6 191,857 -30.0 377 -61.7 12,647 -34.7
5147 Meats and meat products 160 -8.0 2,521,950 -0.7 2,495 -2.8 78,947 7.1
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 257 -0.4 2,047,605 12.2 4,392 5.0 131,718 14.6
5149 Other groceries and related products 544 -6.4 10,068,529 65.2 14,469 17.0 462,660 30.9
515 Farm-product raw materials 95 -24.0 792,187 -30.4 988 -23.4 18,484 -24.5
5153 Grain and field beans 32 -34.7 255,986 -22.8 275 -22.1 8,456 -22.8
5154 Livestock 42 -10.6 375,490 -25.7 575 -23.4 4,718 -18.4
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 21 -27.6 160,711 -46.7 138 -25.8 5,310 -31.3
516 Chemicals and allied products 651 11.5 5,663,230 29.3 9,698 34.4 431,615 53.3
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 178 16.3 1,019,732 24.0 1,887 9.0 78,191 22.4
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 473 9.7 4,643,498 30.5 7,811 42.4 353,424 62.4
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 391 -19.2 5,655,859 -6.6 6,053 -10.4 180,779 3.2
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 281 -24.3 4,658,118 -10.8 5,113 -11.3 150,269 3.9
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 110 -2.7 997,741 19.5 940 -5.1 30,510 -0.3
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 380 -14.2 1,723,969 -6.9 4,484 -0.1 147,061 13.5
5181 Beer and ale 320 -14.7 1,500,945 1.7 3,905 -2.3 126,812 11.0
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 60 -11.8 223,024 -40.5 579 17.7 20,249 31.7
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 1,618 -1.9 6,536,939 28.9 17,572 7.5 440,773 16.6
5191 Farm supplies 395 -16.1 1,426,729 11.1 3,874 -15.0 97,058 -5.7
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 175 -4.4 847,432 24.9 4,374 44.1 86,413 22.3
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 173 15.3 351,730 24.8 2,162 3.0 48,505 22.3
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 79 -15.1 2,173,402 57.0 2,188 4.2 56,787 25.6
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 138 -9.8 388,899 -30.3 1,095 -23.3 34,761 -24.2
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 658 9.8 1,348,747 52.3 3,879 23.8 117,249 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