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Book, periodical, and newspaper merchant wholesalers (NAICS 42492)
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The top 20 companies accounted for 71% of sales in this industry in 2007.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 0 3,464 2,813 -18.8%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 30,897 29,837 -3.4%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 2,417 2,382 -1.4%
Total employment 0 76,072 63,971 -15.9%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 8,919 10,607 18.9%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 406 466 14.8%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 12.8 12.5 -2.0%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 31,770 37,234 17.2%
Employees per establishment N/A 22.0 22.7 3.6%
Sales per capita ($) 0 107 99 -7.8%
Population per establishment N/A 83,062 107,106 28.9%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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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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