Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (NAICS 4237)
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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 0 19,094 20,707 8.4%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 84,578 132,259 56.4%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 8,764 12,400 41.5%
Total employment 0 209,741 248,172 18.3%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 4,430 6,387 44.2%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 403 533 32.2%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 9.7 10.7 10.5%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 41,783 49,967 19.6%
Employees per establishment N/A 11.0 12.0 9.1%
Sales per capita ($) 0 294 439 49.3%
Population per establishment N/A 15,069 14,550 -3.4%
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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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 6, columns 1 and 2