Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Hardware merchant wholesalers (NAICS 42371)
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67% of firms in this industry group in 2007 had fewer than 10 employees.


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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 6,841 6,986 2.1%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 32,826 43,566 32.7%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 3,223 4,211 30.6%
Total employment 0 81,734 89,473 9.5%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 4,798 6,236 30.0%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 402 487 21.2%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 10.2 10.3 1.6%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 39,433 47,063 19.3%
Employees per establishment N/A 11.9 12.8 7.2%
Sales per capita ($) 0 114 145 26.7%
Population per establishment N/A 42,059 43,128 2.5%
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