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Wholesale trade (NAICS 42)
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National sales and inventories for merchant wholesalers in this industry are published monthly in Monthly Wholesale Trade.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 453,470 435,521 434,983 -.1%
Sales ($ Millions) 4,059,658 4,634,755 6,515,709 40.6%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 214,915 259,653 336,207 29.5%
Total employment 5,796,557 5,878,405 6,227,389 5.9%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 8,952 10,642 14,979 40.8%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 700 788 1,046 32.7%
Sales per $ of payroll 18.9 17.8 19.4 8.6%
Payroll per employee ($) 37,076 44,171 53,988 22.2%
Employees per establishment 12.8 13.5 14.3 6.1%
Sales per capita ($) 15,234 16,108 21,626 34.3%
Population per establishment 588 661 693 4.8%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
Data in this Snapshot include only establishments with paid employees. See Industry Snapshot FAQs.
All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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