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Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)

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Source: 2012 Economic Census
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Key Industry Statistics: United States


1997 2002 2007 2012 07-12
% Chg
Number of establishments 453,470 435,521 434,983 420,014 -3.4%
Sales ($ Millions) 4,059,658 4,634,755 6,515,709 7,820,116 20.0%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 214,915 259,653 336,207 365,113 8.6%
Total employment 5,796,557 5,878,405 6,227,389 5,947,657 -4.5%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 8,952 10,642 14,979 18,619 24.3%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 700 788 1,046 1,315 25.7%
Sales per $ of payroll ($) 18.89 17.85 19.38 21.42 10.5%
Payroll per employee ($) 37,076 44,171 53,988 61,388 13.7%
Employees per establishment 12.78 13.50 14.32 14.16 -1.1%
Sales per capita ($) 14,890 16,114 21,630 24,912 15.2%
Population per establishment 601 660 693 747 7.9%
Nonemployer establishments (establishments without paid employees)
Number of establishments 405,858 363,781 401,863 408,487 1.6%
Receipts ($1,000) 30,759,272 30,021,951 35,822,540 37,187,323 3.8%
Receipts per establishment ($) 75,788 82,528 89,141 91,037 2.1%
Receipts per capita ($) 112.82 104.38 118.92 118.46 -.4
Population
Total Population 272,646,925 287,625,193 301,231,207 313,914,040 4.2

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Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)

Employer establishments in United States: 2008-2013
Source: 2008-2013 County Business Patterns. (See survey methodology for details about these data.)







Employment size and legal form of organization for establishments in United States with paid employees: 2013
Source: 2013 County Business Patterns. (See survey methodology for details about these data.)






Nonemployer establishments in United States (establishments without paid employees): 2008 - 2012
Source: 2008-2012 Nonemployer Statistics. (See survey methodology for details about these data.)






Source: Economic Census, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, and Population Estimates.
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All dollar figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices. For information on how these data are derived, see the Methodology text for each program.
For more statistics about this industry from other Census Bureau programs, see the Industry Statistics Portal.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Census | Last Revised: April 23, 2015