1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Washington
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 11,507 10,732 7.2 79,247,592 62,468,028 26.9 134,842 122,516 10.1 4,826,192 3,627,635 33.0
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 7,445 6,884 8.1 D 31,312,542 N (50k-99999) 69,198 N D 2,159,313 N
51 Wholesale trade - nondurable goods 4,062 3,848 5.6 D 31,155,486 N (50k-99999) 53,318 N D 1,468,322 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 11,507 10,732 7.2 79,247,592 62,468,028 26.9 134,842 122,516 10.1 4,826,192 3,627,635 33.0
50 Wholesale trade - durable goods 7,445 6,884 8.1 D 31,312,542 N (50k-99999) 69,198 N D 2,159,313 N
501 Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and supplies 915 886 3.3 D 4,404,814 N (10k-24999) 8,786 N D 211,552 N
5012 Automobiles and other motor vehicles 140 148 -5.4 5,536,535 3,002,890 84.4 2,381 2,161 10.2 75,241 58,387 28.9
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts 523 502 4.2 1,442,420 1,123,773 28.4 5,926 4,897 21.0 158,066 114,609 37.9
5014 Tires and tubes 94 73 28.8 D 195,784 N (500-999) 623 N D 17,251 N
5015 Motor vehicle parts, used 158 163 -3.1 D 82,367 N (1000-2499) 1,105 N D 21,305 N
502 Furniture and home furnishings 451 401 12.5 D 1,330,257 N (2500-4999) 4,044 N D 113,351 N
5021 Furniture 178 173 2.9 677,894 562,102 20.6 1,560 1,673 -6.8 55,041 45,579 20.8
5023 Home furnishings 273 228 19.7 D 768,155 N (2500-4999) 2,371 N D 67,772 N
503 Lumber and other construction materials 751 642 17.0 D 4,292,068 N (5000-9999) 6,614 N D 209,435 N
5031 Lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panels 376 321 17.1 2,972,079 3,553,362 -16.4 4,192 3,997 4.9 163,437 131,834 24.0
5032 Brick, stone, and related construction materials 100 100 0.0 D 190,283 N (1000-2499) 903 N D 26,931 N
5033 Roofing, siding, and insulation materials 96 80 20.0 402,519 306,479 31.3 1,393 708 96.8 46,639 23,865 95.4
5039 Other construction materials 179 141 27.0 D 241,944 N (1000-2499) 1,006 N D 26,805 N
504 Professional and commercial equipment and supplies 1,137 1,051 8.2 5,603,610 3,840,177 45.9 14,682 12,348 18.9 706,537 461,458 53.1
5043 Photographic equipment and supplies 25 24 4.2 89,227 156,875 -43.1 211 345 -38.8 8,001 11,499 -30.4
5044 Office equipment 162 193 -16.1 512,037 431,549 18.7 3,053 2,625 16.3 113,103 83,177 36.0
5045 Computers and computer peripheral equipment and supplies 471 423 11.3 2,935,986 2,017,236 45.5 6,545 5,187 26.2 345,639 231,102 49.6
5046 Other commercial equipment 148 118 25.4 351,297 198,442 77.0 1,212 863 40.4 40,572 24,422 66.1
5047 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies 232 201 15.4 1,461,158 772,830 89.1 2,796 2,139 30.7 168,270 84,356 99.5
5048 Ophthalmic goods 41 35 17.1 84,594 117,603 -28.1 454 429 5.8 11,952 10,157 17.7
5049 Other professional equipment and supplies 58 57 1.8 169,311 145,642 16.3 411 760 -45.9 19,000 16,745 13.5
505 Metals and minerals, except petroleum 246 203 21.2 1,456,675 1,050,591 38.7 2,922 2,425 20.5 124,767 74,101 68.4
5051 Metals service centers and offices 237 197 20.3 1,429,709 D N 2,868 (1000-2499) N 122,782 D N
5052 Coal and other minerals and ores 9 6 50.0 26,966 D N 54 (1-19) N 1,985 D N
506 Electrical goods 923 860 7.3 5,972,373 4,284,678 39.4 9,110 8,054 13.1 391,956 271,291 44.5
5063 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and construction materials 416 418 -0.5 1,857,351 1,590,806 16.8 3,770 3,529 6.8 136,044 117,767 15.5
5064 Electrical appliances, television and radio sets 79 78 1.3 649,744 1,266,183 -48.7 774 1,085 -28.7 32,848 39,234 -16.3
5065 Other electronic parts and equipment 428 364 17.6 3,465,278 1,427,689 142.7 4,566 3,440 32.7 223,064 114,290 95.2
507 Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 563 493 14.2 2,120,792 1,520,753 39.5 5,507 5,115 7.7 199,335 160,064 24.5
5072 Hardware 211 187 12.8 765,498 527,620 45.1 2,198 2,252 -2.4 77,028 66,761 15.4
5074 Plumbing and heating equipment and supplies 217 180 20.6 888,751 675,419 31.6 2,128 1,850 15.0 71,481 55,558 28.7
5075 Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 105 92 14.1 361,962 260,487 39.0 985 826 19.2 41,547 31,563 31.6
5078 Refrigeration equipment and supplies 30 34 -11.8 104,581 57,227 82.7 196 187 4.8 9,279 6,182 50.1
508 Machinery, equipment, and supplies 1,634 1,524 7.2 6,478,730 4,777,371 35.6 15,242 14,124 7.9 575,189 440,567 30.6
5082 Construction and mining (except petroleum) machinery and equipment 131 119 10.1 674,317 454,398 48.4 1,614 1,517 6.4 69,272 47,212 46.7
5083 Farm and garden machinery and equipment 176 177 -0.6 562,209 439,375 28.0 2,218 2,112 5.0 62,471 51,638 21.0
5084 Industrial machinery and equipment 598 537 11.4 1,875,493 1,265,913 48.2 4,833 4,285 12.8 194,795 137,396 41.8
5085 Industrial supplies 358 325 10.2 1,351,699 1,075,899 25.6 3,040 3,043 -0.1 114,608 99,225 15.5
5087 Service establishment equipment and supplies 167 152 9.9 388,779 175,806 121.1 1,434 1,163 23.3 43,587 31,299 39.3
5088 Transportation equipment and supplies, except motor vehicles 204 214 -4.7 1,626,233 1,365,980 19.1 2,103 2,004 4.9 90,456 73,797 22.6
509 Miscellaneous durable goods 825 824 0.1 7,041,688 5,811,833 21.2 8,039 7,688 4.6 282,517 217,494 29.9
5091 Sporting and recreational goods and supplies 204 181 12.7 841,542 599,860 40.3 2,040 1,559 30.9 67,070 43,210 55.2
5092 Toys and hobby goods and supplies 96 70 37.1 D D N (1000-2499) (1000-2499) N D D N
5093 Recyclable materials 165 180 -8.3 D 333,231 N (1000-2499) 1,743 N D 39,659 N
5094 Jewelry, watches, silverware, precious stones, and precious metals 83 97 -14.4 140,977 129,010 9.3 498 586 -15.0 16,280 14,612 11.4
5099 Durable goods, n.e.c. 277 296 -6.4 D D N (1000-2499) (1000-2499) 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 4,062 3,848 5.6 D 31,155,486 N (50k-99999) 53,318 N D 1,468,322 N
511 Paper and paper products 402 411 -2.2 2,749,944 1,847,120 48.9 5,488 4,399 24.8 177,100 120,249 47.3
5111 Printing and writing paper 37 44 -15.9 1,098,261 492,868 122.8 667 671 -0.6 35,461 23,983 47.9
5112 Stationery and office supplies 246 253 -2.8 926,655 466,291 98.7 3,630 2,551 42.3 92,982 56,662 64.1
5113 Industrial and personal service paper 119 114 4.4 725,028 887,961 -18.3 1,191 1,177 1.2 48,657 39,604 22.9
512 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 155 103 50.5 3,074,760 1,708,129 80.0 2,986 2,045 46.0 119,116 70,457 69.1
5122 Drugs, drug proprietaries, and druggists' sundries 155 103 50.5 3,074,760 1,708,129 80.0 2,986 2,045 46.0 119,116 70,457 69.1
513 Apparel, piece goods, and notions 323 275 17.5 1,643,910 1,085,832 51.4 3,316 2,906 14.1 133,191 87,280 52.6
5131 Piece goods, notions, and other dry goods 84 58 44.8 D 109,552 N (250-499) 461 N D 10,213 N
5136 Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings 113 104 8.7 855,688 610,377 40.2 1,728 1,196 44.5 61,763 47,683 29.5
5137 Women's and children's and infants' clothing and accessories 91 82 11.0 358,193 225,394 58.9 879 1,073 -18.1 40,576 23,062 75.9
5139 Footwear 35 31 12.9 D 140,509 N (250-499) 176 N D 6,322 N
514 Groceries and related products 1,248 1,181 5.7 16,550,593 15,219,413 8.7 24,548 24,770 -0.9 770,466 679,480 13.4
5141 Groceries, general-line 125 96 30.2 3,684,525 3,776,267 -2.4 4,064 4,915 -17.3 148,366 155,769 -4.8
5142 Packaged frozen foods 149 105 41.9 2,408,975 2,172,484 10.9 1,819 1,533 18.7 78,323 55,083 42.2
5143 Dairy products, except dried or canned 81 80 1.2 968,587 837,682 15.6 919 1,185 -22.4 26,118 39,086 -33.2
5144 Poultry and poultry products 12 19 -36.8 99,065 184,466 -46.3 241 338 -28.7 4,475 8,953 -50.0
5145 Confectionery 55 63 -12.7 508,020 456,144 11.4 1,283 1,102 16.4 36,493 23,207 57.2
5146 Fish and seafoods 181 175 3.4 1,762,810 2,121,949 -16.9 1,725 2,400 -28.1 51,830 65,304 -20.6
5147 Meats and meat products 89 99 -10.1 642,139 1,045,691 -38.6 1,100 1,710 -35.7 32,244 42,774 -24.6
5148 Fresh fruits and vegetables 195 191 2.1 2,321,739 1,948,195 19.2 6,483 5,881 10.2 159,836 126,217 26.6
5149 Other groceries and related products 361 353 2.3 4,154,733 2,676,535 55.2 6,914 5,706 21.2 232,781 163,087 42.7
515 Farm-product raw materials 214 237 -9.7 3,803,982 2,050,740 85.5 1,647 1,658 -0.7 41,849 37,953 10.3
5153 Grain and field beans 179 188 -4.8 3,607,990 1,666,291 116.5 1,231 970 26.9 35,493 27,250 30.2
5154 Livestock 16 18 -11.1 86,121 166,821 -48.4 270 374 -27.8 1,688 1,911 -11.7
5159 Other farm-product raw materials 19 31 -38.7 109,871 217,628 -49.5 146 314 -53.5 4,668 8,792 -46.9
516 Chemicals and allied products 240 213 12.7 1,092,936 844,101 29.5 1,938 1,792 8.1 72,958 58,211 25.3
5162 Plastics materials and basic forms and shapes 76 57 33.3 427,049 184,413 131.6 655 411 59.4 21,345 11,952 78.6
5169 Chemicals and allied products, n.e.c. 164 156 5.1 665,887 659,688 0.9 1,283 1,381 -7.1 51,613 46,259 11.6
517 Petroleum and petroleum products 238 302 -21.2 3,089,713 4,025,889 -23.3 2,717 3,277 -17.1 88,256 90,962 -3.0
5171 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals 193 252 -23.4 2,674,817 3,390,672 -21.1 2,420 2,985 -18.9 79,576 81,714 -2.6
5172 Petroleum and petroleum products, except bulk stations and terminals 45 50 -10.0 414,896 635,217 -34.7 297 292 1.7 8,680 9,248 -6.1
518 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages 120 141 -14.9 1,128,874 913,188 23.6 3,714 3,131 18.6 126,695 97,696 29.7
5181 Beer and ale 72 84 -14.3 D 594,610 N (2500-4999) 2,275 N D 70,195 N
5182 Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages 48 57 -15.8 D 318,578 N (1000-2499) 856 N D 27,501 N
519 Miscellaneous nondurable goods 1,122 985 13.9 D 3,461,074 N (10k-24999) 9,340 N D 226,034 N
5191 Farm supplies 404 406 -0.5 1,653,814 1,260,979 31.2 4,016 3,940 1.9 122,239 97,806 25.0
5192 Books, periodicals, and newspapers 117 81 44.4 311,937 369,940 -15.7 1,037 1,132 -8.4 29,300 27,388 7.0
5193 Flowers, nursery stock, and florists' supplies 130 119 9.2 249,226 205,126 21.5 1,445 1,217 18.7 38,109 25,945 46.9
5194 Tobacco and tobacco products 22 25 -12.0 910,238 542,886 67.7 808 748 8.0 26,874 19,336 39.0
5198 Paints, varnishes, and supplies 72 110 -34.5 144,744 157,979 -8.4 554 696 -20.4 18,979 20,445 -7.2
5199 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods 377 244 54.5 D 924,164 N (2500-4999) 1,607 N D 35,114 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