Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods (NAICS 423)
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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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United States
KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments
NA
260,445 254,975 -2.1%
Sales ($ Millions)
NA
2,171,266 2,898,092 33.5%
Annual payroll ($ Millions)
NA
157,157 206,819 31.6%
Total employment
NA
3,356,985 3,618,805 7.8%
Sales per establishment ($1,000)
NA
8,337 11,366 36.3%
Sales per employee ($1,000)
NA
647 801 23.8%
Sales per $ of payroll
NA
13.8 14.0 1.4%
Payroll per employee ($)
NA
46,815 57,151 22.1%
Employees per establishment
NA
12.9 14.2 10.1%
Sales per capita ($)
NA
7,546 9,619 27.5%
Population per establishment
NA
1,105 1,182 7.0%
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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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2
United States
SALES PER EMPLOYEE
($1,000s)
Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 6, columns 1 and 2
Prior Census data for this sector or sub-sector are shown but may not be completely comparable due to a NAICS change that impacts 1 or more 6-digit industries within this sector or sub-sector. See the Bridge Report for information about the scope and impact of this change.