Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (NAICS 4238)
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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 64,811 60,839 -6.1%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 297,937 429,559 44.2%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 30,114 38,765 28.7%
Total employment 0 704,774 743,510 5.5%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 4,597 7,061 53.6%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 423 578 36.7%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 9.9 11.1 12.0%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 42,728 52,137 22.0%
Employees per establishment N/A 10.9 12.2 12.4%
Sales per capita ($) 0 1,035 1,426 37.7%
Population per establishment N/A 4,439 4,952 11.6%
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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