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Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers (NAICS 4242)
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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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SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 0 7,729 8,535 10.4%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 386,858 562,328 45.4%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 13,795 19,541 41.7%
Total employment 0 233,856 259,412 10.9%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 50,053 65,885 31.6%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 1,654 2,168 31.0%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 28.0 28.8 2.6%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 58,989 75,327 27.7%
Employees per establishment N/A 30.3 30.4 .5%
Sales per capita ($) 0 1,345 1,866 38.8%
Population per establishment N/A 37,227 35,301 -5.2%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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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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