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2012 Wholesale Trade (NAICS Sector 42)

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Below are the data released in the 2012 Economic Census for Wholesale Trade.

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Geographic Area Series

This series provided detailed industry statistics by geographic area for establishments of firms with paid employees. Data are shown on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. These data superseded the data shown in the Industry Series, and may have been replaced by data shown in later publication series for selected sectors. 

Data are downloadable in the following options:

All downloads are ZIP files that includes data and metadata files. The State downloads will include data at the U.S. and State levels.  The All Geographies link goes to the economic census ftp site, where all available tables for sector 42 are available.

Tables included are:  

  • EC1242A1 – Wholesale Trade: Geographic Area Series: Summary Statistics for the U.S. States, Metro Areas, Counties, and Places: 2012
  • EC1242A2 – Wholesale Trade: Geographic Area Series: Comparative Statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS Basis): 2012 and 2007

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Subject Series

This series includes summary data by industry and other special topics. These data summarize and supersede the information released in the Industry and/or Geographic Area Series. Content for these series are grouped together by topical reports, which include:

Data for these topics are primarily available at the U.S. level, but for selected topics, at the state level.  Topics covered by each sector will vary.

Tables are downloadable at the following levels:

All downloads are ZIP files that include data and metadata files. The State downloads will include data at the U.S. and State levels.  

Tables included are (bold if available at us and state):

  • EC1242SLLS1- Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Product Lines: Product Lines Statistics by Industry for the U.S. and States: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ1 –Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ2 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ3 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Single Unit and Multiunit Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ4 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Receipts/Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ5 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Employment Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ6 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Concentration by Largest Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SSSZ7 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Legal Form of Organization for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB01 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Sales by Class of Customer for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB02 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Employment by Primary Function for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB03 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: End-of-Year Inventories for the U.S.: 2012 and 2011
  • EC1242SXSB04 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Detailed Type of Operation for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB05 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Sales and Commissions of Electronic Markets, Agents, Brokers, and Commission Merchants for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB06 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Gross Margin and its Components for Merchant Wholesalers for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB07 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Gross Profit and its Components for Merchant Wholesalers for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB08 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Facility and Type of Product for States: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB09 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Station by Type of Product for States: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB10 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Product and Storage Capacity Size for States: 2012
  • EC1242SXSB11 - Wholesale Trade: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Primary Method of Receiving Petroleum Bulk Liquid Products for States: 2012

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Core Series

For data from the Core Reports, visit the Core Reports page.

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Zip Code Series

This series includes data on establishments broken out by sales size, by postal ZIP codes.

All downloads are ZIP files that includes data and metadata files.

Tables included are:
  • EC1242Z1 – Wholesale Trade: ZIP Code Series: Number of Establishments by Receipts/Revenue Size Range by ZIP Code: 2012

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Industry Series

The more current Geographic Area Series and General Summary data replaced the Preliminary Industry Series data. Archived Industry Series data appears on the Census Bureau's FTP site.

Data are downloadable as follows:

All downloads are ZIP files that includes data and metadata files.

Tables included are:

  • EC1242I1: Wholesale Trade: Industry Series: Preliminary Summary Statistics for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1242I2: Wholesale Trade: Industry Series: Preliminary Comparative Statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS Basis): 2012 and 2007
  • EC1242I3: Wholesale Trade: Industry Series: Preliminary Product Lines Statistics by Industry for the U.S.: 2012

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