1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Rhode Island
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. An alternate display has fewer columns.

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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 1,802 1,771 1.8 7,991,515 6,648,064 20.2 20,487 19,538 4.9 687,749 551,316 24.7
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 1,216 1,182 2.9 D 3,401,923 N (10k-24999) 12,722 N D 353,850 N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 586 589 -0.5 D 3,246,141 N (5000-9999) 6,816 N D 197,466 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 1,802 1,771 1.8 7,991,515 6,648,064 20.2 20,487 19,538 4.9 687,749 551,316 24.7
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 1,216 1,182 2.9 D 3,401,923 N (10k-24999) 12,722 N D 353,850 N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 169 163 3.7 D 274,294 N (1000-2499) 1,374 N D 31,145 N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 23 27 -14.8 D D N (250-499) (250-499) N D D N
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 93 97 -4.1 D 127,918 N (500-999) 885 N D 18,576 N
5014 Tires and tubes 12 9 33.3 D D N (100-249) (20-99) N D D N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 41 30 36.7 D D N (250-499) (100-249) N D D N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 50 42 19.0 208,334 140,117 48.7 753 444 69.6 33,595 12,641 165.8
5021 Furniture 17 13 30.8 D 23,724 N (100-249) 92 N D 3,354 N
5023 Home furnishings 33 29 13.8 D 116,393 N (500-999) 352 N D 9,287 N
503 Lumber and other construction materials 65 65 0.0 D 182,304 N (500-999) 617 N D 19,833 N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 16 24 -33.3 D 76,376 N (100-249) 273 N D 7,495 N
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 20 15 33.3 D D N (100-249) (100-249) N D D N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 10 11 -9.1 D D N (20-99) (100-249) N D D N
5039 Other construction materials 19 15 26.7 D D N (100-249) (20-99) N D D N
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 159 161 -1.2 826,739 629,740 31.3 2,589 2,318 11.7 100,878 80,015 26.1
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 8 3 166.7 D 1,599 N (100-249) 5 N D 104 N
5044 Office equipment 31 34 -8.8 105,822 D N 636 (500-999) N 21,090 D N
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 52 48 8.3 D 211,534 N (500-999) 737 N D 30,769 N
5046 Other commercial equipment 24 21 14.3 D 63,886 N (250-499) 280 N D 8,420 N
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 30 34 -11.8 D 176,596 N (500-999) 387 N D 13,224 N
5048 Ophthalmic goods 7 7 0.0 24,486 14,866 64.7 169 100 69.0 4,575 2,325 96.8
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 7 14 -50.0 24,682 D N 99 (100-249) N 4,276 D N
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 44 39 12.8 D 209,969 N (500-999) 552 N D 15,923 N
5051 Metals service centers and offices 43 38 13.2 D D N (500-999) (500-999) N D D N
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 1 1 0.0 D D N (1-19) (20-99) N D D N
506 Electrical goods 132 107 23.4 D 249,736 N (1000-2499) 855 N D 25,881 N
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 55 57 -3.5 D 131,802 N (500-999) 518 N D 15,517 N
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 15 8 87.5 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 62 42 47.6 D D N (500-999) (250-499) N D D N
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 93 91 2.2 D 459,362 N (1000-2499) 1,017 N D 32,988 N
5072 Hardware 37 33 12.1 D D N (500-999) (500-999) N D D N
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 41 37 10.8 D D N (250-499) (250-499) N D D N
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 9 16 -43.8 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 6 5 20.0 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 246 228 7.9 D 454,986 N (1000-2499) 1,645 N D 49,598 N
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 10 9 11.1 D 23,757 N (20-99) 105 N D 3,019 N
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 12 11 9.1 D 11,578 N (20-99) 85 N D 1,362 N
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 112 104 7.7 383,211 265,961 44.1 1,035 804 28.7 40,951 25,896 58.1
5085 Industrial supplies 72 59 22.0 D 95,926 N (500-999) 441 N D 14,026 N
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 32 36 -11.1 D 46,895 N (100-249) 188 N D 4,694 N
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 8 9 -11.1 21,765 10,869 100.2 24 22 9.1 1,030 601 71.4
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 258 286 -9.8 D 801,415 N (2500-4999) 3,900 N D 85,826 N
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 19 25 -24.0 27,952 129,861 -78.5 76 413 -81.6 3,322 10,913 -69.6
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 12 12 0.0 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
5093 Recyclable materials 40 43 -7.0 186,003 130,953 42.0 526 376 39.9 15,722 9,853 59.6
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 165 172 -4.1 D 501,665 N (1000-2499) 2,933 N D 60,761 N
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 22 34 -35.3 D D N (100-249) (100-249) N D D 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 586 589 -0.5 D 3,246,141 N (5000-9999) 6,816 N D 197,466 N
511 Paper and paper products 66 66 0.0 D 187,580 N (500-999) 640 N D 16,581 N
5111 Printing and writing paper 12 9 33.3 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
5112 Stationery and office supplies 33 38 -13.2 67,708 D N 267 (250-499) N 6,347 D N
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 21 19 10.5 D 71,662 N (100-249) 201 N D 4,858 N
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 19 16 18.8 D D N (100-249) (100-249) N D D N
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 19 16 18.8 D D N (100-249) (100-249) N D D N
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 50 53 -5.7 D 125,159 N (500-999) 416 N D 12,119 N
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 27 27 0.0 D 67,302 N (250-499) 246 N D 8,023 N
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 7 9 -22.2 D D N (100-249) (20-99) N D D N
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 12 13 -7.7 98,440 46,973 109.6 154 107 43.9 3,163 2,948 7.3
5139 Footwear 4 4 0.0 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
514 Groceries and related products 192 213 -9.9 1,200,223 1,275,555 -5.9 2,763 3,084 -10.4 79,022 81,985 -3.6
5141 Groceries, general-line 17 16 6.2 61,118 33,887 80.4 191 103 85.4 5,214 2,385 118.6
5142 Packaged frozen foods 22 14 57.1 D 107,172 N (100-249) 112 N D 5,391 N
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 7 10 -30.0 D 31,192 N (100-249) 172 N D 2,884 N
5144 Poultry and poultry products 2 5 -60.0 D 16,111 N (1-19) 35 N D 860 N
5145 Confectionery 5 12 -58.3 D D N (20-99) (100-249) N D D N
5146 Fish and seafoods 52 65 -20.0 245,454 232,091 5.8 377 547 -31.1 11,060 12,119 -8.7
5147 Meats and meat products 21 18 16.7 D D N (500-999) (500-999) N D D N
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 26 23 13.0 D 135,860 N (250-499) 370 N D 7,669 N
5149 Other groceries and related products 40 50 -20.0 D D N (500-999) (1000-2499) N D D N
515 Farm-product raw materials 6 6 0.0 D 6,132 N (20-99) 22 N D 348 N
5153 Grain and field beans 1 4 -75.0 D D N (1-19) (1-19) N D D N
5154 Livestock 1 0 N D 0 N (1-19) 0 N D 0 N
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 4 2 100.0 D D N (20-99) (1-19) N D D N
516 Chemicals and allied products 76 69 10.1 320,318 315,041 1.7 745 727 2.5 31,261 26,145 19.6
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 24 15 60.0 D 68,830 N (100-249) 145 N D 5,230 N
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 52 54 -3.7 D 246,211 N (500-999) 582 N D 20,915 N
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 33 30 10.0 D 832,633 N (250-499) 420 N D 13,599 N
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 24 19 26.3 D 786,360 N (250-499) 317 N D 10,903 N
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 9 11 -18.2 D 46,273 N (100-249) 103 N D 2,696 N
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 13 13 0.0 D D N (500-999) (250-499) N D D N
5181 Beer and ale 5 6 -16.7 D D N (250-499) (250-499) N D D N
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 8 7 14.3 D D N (250-499) (100-249) N D D N
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 131 123 6.5 D D N (1000-2499) (500-999) N D D N
5191 Farm supplies 14 23 -39.1 D 16,824 N (20-99) 122 N D 2,558 N
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 11 12 -8.3 D 26,452 N (20-99) 106 N D 2,629 N
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 11 9 22.2 D D N (100-249) (100-249) N D D N
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 7 7 0.0 D 36,523 N (20-99) 78 N D 1,174 N
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 8 11 -27.3 D D N (100-249) (20-99) N D D N
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 80 61 31.1 D 124,150 N (500-999) 403 N D 12,481 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