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Wholesale Trade (NAICS Sector 42)

Below are the data released in the 2017 Economic Census for Wholesale Trade.  All data are available as formatted tables on data.census.gov and downloadable csv files on the census FTP site.

Geographic Area Statistics

As part of the ECNBASIC Dataset, Geographic Area Statistics provide summary statistics by geographic area for establishments and firms with paid employees.  Data are shown on the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis.  State data will be released on a flow basis starting in January 2020; see the 2017 Release Schedules for more information.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

  • EC1700BASIC - All Sectors: Summary Statistics for the U.S., States, and Selected Geographies: 2017
  • EC1742BASIC - Wholesale Trade: Summary Statistics for the U.S., States, and Selected Geographies: 2017

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1742BASIC – Wholesale Trade: Summary Statistics for the U.S., States, and Selected Geographies: 2017

Links for EC1700BASIC includes all released NAICS codes and geographies.

Product Statistics

The 2017 Economic Census has produced detailed data for the first time using the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS).  Users now have the opportunity to compare data by  both NAICS and NAPCS code.  The data will be available at the national level and for selected sectors, at the state level.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

Links includes all released geographies, NAICS codes, and NAPCS codes.

Establishment and Firm Size Statistics

The economic census produces detailed statistics on the size of establishments and firms for every sector except Management of Companies and Enterprises (55). All data are available at the national level and includes only establishments and firms with payroll. Content includes statistics by employment and sales, value of shipments, or revenue size for establishments and firms; single unit and multiunit firms; concentration of largest firms; and legal form of organization. 

Formatted Tables (links to data.census.gov)

  • EC1700SIZECONCEN - Selected Sectors: Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZEEMPEST - Selected Sectors: Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2017  
  • EC1700SIZEEMPFIRM - Selected Sectors: Employment Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZELFO - Selected Sectors: Legal Form of Organization for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZEREVEST - Selected Sectors: Sales, Value of Shipments, or Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZEREVFIRM - Selected Sectors: Sales, Value of Shipments, or Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZESUMU - Selected Sectors: Single Unit and Multiunit Firms for the U.S.: 2017

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1700SIZECONCEN - Selected Sectors: Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZEEMPEST - Selected Sectors: Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2017  
  • EC1700SIZEEMPFIRM - Selected Sectors: Employment Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZELFO - Selected Sectors: Legal Form of Organization for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZEREVEST - Selected Sectors: Sales, Value of Shipments, or Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZEREVFIRM - Selected Sectors: Sales, Value of Shipments, or Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1700SIZESUMU - Selected Sectors: Single Unit and Multiunit Firms for the U.S.: 2017 
Links include all released geographies and NAICS codes.

Miscellaneous Statistics

The economic census produces detailed sector specific content.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

  • EC1700CLCUST - Selected Sectors: Sales, Value of Shipments, or Revenue by Class of Customer for Selected Geographies: 2017
  • EC1742TYPOP - Wholesale Trade: Detailed Type of Operation for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742COMM - Wholesale Trade: Sales and Commissions of Electronic Markets, Agents, Brokers, and Commission Merchants for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742MARGIN - Wholesale Trade: Gross Margin and its Components for Merchant Wholesalers for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742PROFIT - Wholesale Trade: Gross Profit and its Components for Merchant Wholesalers for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742EOYINV - Wholesale Trade: Inventories by Valuation Method for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742EMPFUNC - Wholesale Trade: Employment by Primary Function for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742PETRFAC - Wholesale Trade: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Facility and Type of Product for the U.S. and States: 2017
  • EC1742PETRSTAT - Wholesale Trade: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Station by Type of Product for the U.S. and States: 2017
  • EC1742PETRPROD - Wholesale Trade: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Product and Storage Capacity Size for the U.S. and States: 2017
  • EC1742PETRREC - Wholesale Trade: Primary Method of Receiving Petroleum Bulk Liquid Products for the U.S. and States: 2017

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1700CLCUST - Selected Sectors: Sales, Value of Shipments, or Revenue by Class of Customer for Selected Geographies: 2017
  • EC1742TYPOP - Wholesale Trade: Detailed Type of Operation for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742COMM - Wholesale Trade: Sales and Commissions of Electronic Markets, Agents, Brokers, and Commission Merchants for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742MARGIN - Wholesale Trade: Gross Margin and its Components for Merchant Wholesalers for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742PROFIT - Wholesale Trade: Gross Profit and its Components for Merchant Wholesalers for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742EOYINV - Wholesale Trade: Inventories by Valuation Method for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742EMPFUNC - Wholesale Trade: Employment by Primary Function for the U.S.: 2017
  • EC1742PETRFAC - Wholesale Trade: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Facility and Type of Product for the U.S. and States: 2017
  • EC1742PETRSTAT - Wholesale Trade: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Station by Type of Product for the U.S. and States: 2017
  • EC1742PETRPROD - Wholesale Trade: Petroleum Bulk Storage Capacity by Type of Product and Storage Capacity Size for the U.S. and States: 2017
  • EC1742PETRREC - Wholesale Trade: Primary Method of Receiving Petroleum Bulk Liquid Products for the U.S. and States: 2017

Core Business Statistics

Core Business Statistics produce content about Franchise businesses along with comparative and bridge reports for 2017 and 2012 data.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

  • EC1700COMP - All Sectors: Comparative Statistics for the U.S., States, and Selected Geographies (2012 NAICS Basis): 2017 and 2012
  • EC1700FRAN - Selected Sectors: Franchise Status for the U.S. and States: 2017

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1700COMP - All Sectors: Comparative Statistics for the U.S., States, and Selected Geographies (2012 NAICS Basis): 2017 and 2012
  • EC1700FRAN - Selected Sectors: Franchise Status for the U.S. and States: 2017

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