1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for United States
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 521,127 5.2 4,235,400,325 30.8 6,509,333 12.4 234,516,934 35.3
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 337,277 7.6 2,299,493,803 44.3 3,887,371 16.1 147,737,342 40.5
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 183,850 1.0 1,935,906,522 17.7 2,621,962 7.4 86,779,592 27.4
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.

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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 521,127 5.2 4,235,400,325 30.8 6,509,333 12.4 234,516,934 35.3
  50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 337,277 7.6 2,299,493,803 44.3 3,887,371 16.1 147,737,342 40.5
  501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 48,055 1.7 561,792,495 42.5 554,976 13.6 15,692,967 30.1
Not Comparable 5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 7,664 -3.0 428,356,355 53.6 150,947 16.0 4,638,901 31.8
Not Comparable 5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 28,873 3.1 105,308,156 15.2 306,446 13.0 8,510,624 30.0
Not Comparable 5014 Tires and tubes 4,413 6.4 22,855,877 13.7 51,776 11.7 1,571,666 24.7
Not Comparable 5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 7,105 -1.7 5,272,107 41.7 45,807 12.0 971,776 31.5
  502 Furniture and home furnishings 18,603 13.0 82,707,554 40.4 191,703 18.7 6,431,522 39.4
Not Comparable 5021 Furniture 7,924 7.9 34,926,416 51.7 79,783 15.3 2,859,398 44.0
Not Comparable 5023 Home furnishings 10,679 17.2 47,781,138 33.1 111,920 21.3 3,572,124 36.0
  503 Lumber and other construction materials 22,427 14.7 118,764,214 32.3 258,227 22.5 8,669,637 43.1
Not Comparable 5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 9,773 16.8 74,065,602 32.2 136,857 22.6 4,660,526 43.7
Not Comparable 5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 4,546 6.1 14,366,477 42.0 39,041 21.8 1,261,869 36.5
Not Comparable 5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 3,202 12.4 17,654,506 22.4 36,436 21.2 1,326,312 43.9
Not Comparable 5039 Other construction materials 4,906 21.2 12,677,629 37.6 45,893 24.1 1,420,930 46.3
  504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 49,675 6.2 387,497,154 47.4 759,613 10.9 34,778,167 31.8
Not Comparable 5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 1,379 -5.6 16,679,051 0.0 21,195 -22.6 929,865 -7.0
Not Comparable 5044 Office equipment 7,319 -15.2 36,646,598 26.8 143,381 -3.8 5,421,076 14.8
Not Comparable 5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 19,753 12.4 239,604,341 70.3 348,435 24.6 18,409,294 46.1
Not Comparable 5046 Other commercial equipment 5,380 7.6 15,914,735 42.1 52,186 21.6 1,754,684 45.3
Not Comparable 5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 11,013 15.7 60,278,233 16.6 131,501 4.8 6,056,969 19.2
Not Comparable 5048 Ophthalmic goods 1,781 -0.1 6,865,265 39.8 28,260 10.6 867,808 32.6
Not Comparable 5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 3,050 8.2 11,508,931 30.1 34,655 -1.2 1,338,471 19.9
  505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 12,583 11.9 150,493,610 27.2 174,029 26.1 6,898,028 47.3
Not Comparable 5051 Metals service centers and offices 11,827 13.4 135,695,563 28.2 168,950 27.3 6,637,599 48.9
Not Comparable 5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 756 -8.0 14,798,047 18.5 5,079 -4.2 260,429 15.4
  506 Electrical goods 44,295 12.7 381,044,602 67.3 547,776 25.7 25,011,949 66.0
Not Comparable 5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 19,492 5.3 109,213,733 44.7 216,595 13.8 8,515,619 39.7
Not Comparable 5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 3,895 2.9 54,683,947 16.6 50,922 -3.8 2,079,747 12.5
Not Comparable 5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 20,908 22.9 217,146,922 106.0 280,259 45.6 14,416,583 102.4
  507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 26,926 9.1 109,016,098 43.3 279,585 16.0 9,935,530 39.8
Not Comparable 5072 Hardware 9,473 12.7 44,063,674 46.4 110,963 14.5 3,865,008 38.6
Not Comparable 5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 10,357 11.1 39,754,443 42.5 104,239 19.7 3,539,788 42.2
Not Comparable 5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 5,524 0.7 20,062,710 37.2 51,252 13.6 2,013,489 37.8
Not Comparable 5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 1,572 8.0 5,135,271 48.0 13,131 10.1 517,245 41.0
  508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 77,587 5.0 330,544,034 43.7 780,186 13.1 29,599,541 39.2
Not Comparable 5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 5,321 3.2 44,725,989 71.2 87,611 19.2 3,604,644 50.9
Not Comparable 5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 10,488 -2.4 41,097,431 39.3 107,690 5.5 3,029,371 28.2
Not Comparable 5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 33,444 10.3 131,684,528 52.0 315,416 21.8 13,073,826 49.0
Not Comparable 5085 Industrial supplies 17,285 6.7 73,123,745 29.0 167,327 9.6 6,334,668 31.6
Not Comparable 5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 7,046 -7.0 16,230,028 45.2 61,237 -2.7 1,833,447 18.1
Not Comparable 5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 4,003 3.5 23,682,313 19.2 40,905 3.7 1,723,585 25.3
  509 Miscellaneous durable goods 37,126 8.2 177,634,042 30.7 341,276 14.2 10,720,001 35.5
Not Comparable 5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 6,080 9.9 28,233,685 33.9 59,861 14.5 1,897,111 35.0
Not Comparable 5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 3,229 17.9 20,166,025 20.1 36,337 14.7 1,229,055 30.5
Not Comparable 5093 Recyclable materials 9,088 1.8 38,748,659 58.4 114,992 17.3 3,229,092 42.3
Not Comparable 5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 7,689 3.6 32,398,553 -8.5 49,820 -1.3 1,702,770 16.0
Not Comparable 5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 11,040 14.0 58,087,120 52.2 80,266 21.1 2,661,973 45.6
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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
  51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 183,850 1.0 1,935,906,522 17.7 2,621,962 7.4 86,779,592 27.4
  511 Paper and paper products 19,744 0.4 134,224,675 25.9 296,912 10.4 9,151,004 31.9
Not Comparable 5111 Printing and writing paper 2,309 -9.8 38,397,487 10.1 33,135 -9.6 1,547,334 11.5
Not Comparable 5112 Stationery and office supplies 11,942 1.1 50,433,224 54.4 192,328 13.9 4,728,933 37.6
Not Comparable 5113 Industrial and personal service paper 5,493 3.8 45,393,964 16.3 71,449 12.4 2,874,737 35.9
  512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 8,053 32.7 203,147,771 57.1 190,127 20.4 8,394,864 56.4
Not Comparable 5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 8,053 32.7 203,147,771 57.1 190,127 20.4 8,394,864 56.4
  513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 21,266 8.8 125,860,153 15.3 215,100 9.7 8,020,588 23.0
Not Comparable 5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 6,225 10.4 27,532,660 -6.0 52,961 6.1 1,872,454 8.2
Not Comparable 5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 5,006 8.4 33,360,264 18.5 62,253 19.9 2,166,205 41.8
Not Comparable 5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 8,217 8.4 40,603,484 14.4 76,256 5.2 2,799,463 17.4
Not Comparable 5139 Footwear 1,818 6.2 24,363,745 49.9 23,630 8.3 1,182,466 34.3
  514 Groceries and related products 41,949 -2.2 590,785,074 17.1 858,481 5.7 26,883,955 23.8
Not Comparable 5141 Groceries, general-line 4,138 -8.6 146,689,286 10.6 168,190 -2.7 5,541,000 10.3
Not Comparable 5142 Packaged frozen foods 3,838 10.7 69,114,831 29.8 85,067 15.3 2,800,272 32.5
Not Comparable 5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 2,862 -15.3 34,594,779 -2.1 47,742 -6.3 1,637,129 11.4
Not Comparable 5144 Poultry and poultry products 1,040 -15.0 13,809,561 36.5 17,792 -10.7 490,567 10.4
Not Comparable 5145 Confectionery 2,621 -2.7 27,169,914 24.6 60,010 6.5 1,835,202 52.5
Not Comparable 5146 Fish and seafoods 2,960 -4.5 13,165,780 14.7 27,402 -7.6 684,365 15.7
Not Comparable 5147 Meats and meat products 3,746 -9.1 53,141,427 -3.2 53,818 -11.1 1,596,778 5.3
Not Comparable 5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 6,121 2.0 46,340,833 20.3 109,771 8.3 3,021,175 27.4
Not Comparable 5149 Other groceries and related products 14,623 1.9 186,758,663 27.4 288,689 17.1 9,277,467 32.8
  515 Farm-product raw materials 10,343 -10.5 166,786,245 21.9 97,521 -10.3 2,306,012 9.8
Not Comparable 5153 Grain and field beans 6,569 -11.8 120,312,556 32.4 56,368 -6.4 1,642,921 13.6
Not Comparable 5154 Livestock 2,090 -9.8 24,098,461 -8.8 27,182 -15.1 260,202 2.1
Not Comparable 5159 Other farm-product raw materials 1,684 -6.0 22,375,228 14.5 13,971 -15.0 402,889 0.9
  516 Chemicals and allied products 15,920 12.2 128,923,496 -2.7 165,768 12.8 7,241,315 29.4
Not Comparable 5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 4,349 24.6 35,193,271 23.2 43,680 30.5 1,743,650 50.2
Not Comparable 5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 11,571 8.1 93,730,225 -9.8 122,088 7.5 5,497,665 24.0
  517 Petroleum and petroleum products 12,711 -20.9 272,459,061 -3.2 151,555 -10.1 4,838,952 8.8
Not Comparable 5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 9,104 -24.7 181,554,365 8.3 116,215 -10.6 3,524,999 9.6
Not Comparable 5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 3,607 -9.0 90,904,696 -20.2 35,340 -8.1 1,313,953 6.7
  518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 4,850 -7.8 69,703,203 17.2 151,677 6.9 5,667,069 21.4
Not Comparable 5181 Beer and ale 3,013 -11.5 34,997,239 10.7 96,284 5.7 3,308,583 16.0
Not Comparable 5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 1,837 -1.0 34,705,964 24.5 55,393 9.2 2,358,486 29.7
  519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 49,014 4.8 244,016,844 32.2 494,821 12.2 14,275,833 32.8
Not Comparable 5191 Farm supplies 16,103 -7.8 74,776,800 37.6 146,676 6.8 4,220,725 36.1
Not Comparable 5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 4,265 1.4 33,630,300 26.6 89,309 15.4 2,618,123 28.1
Not Comparable 5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 4,762 10.2 9,048,364 32.5 53,918 17.0 1,216,044 33.9
Not Comparable 5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 1,561 -8.3 50,268,772 28.1 57,046 13.3 1,589,663 25.0
Not Comparable 5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 3,079 -13.0 8,873,485 2.9 25,395 -12.0 840,199 7.5
Not Comparable 5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 19,244 23.9 67,419,123 37.7 122,477 21.1 3,791,079 43.3
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

Comparability between SIC and NAICS   Bridge symbols indicate the comparability of SIC and NAICS categories, and link to detail in the Bridge Between NAICS and SIC.
(Bridge complete.) Comparable SIC derivable from NAICS data.
(Drawbridge slightly open.) Almost comparable Sales or receipts from NAICS are within 3% of SIC sales or receipts.
(Drawbridge open.) Not comparable SIC sales or receipts cannot be estimated within 3% from NAICS data.

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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011