WHOLESALE TRADE BY ESTABLISHMENTS AND SALES
Sales in Thousands of Dollars
Nebraska - 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012                          
  Number of Establishments Value of Sales
Kind of Business 1982 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007 2012 1982 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007 2012
Total 4,073 3,913 4,035 3,894 2,907 3,093 3,160 $17,408,968 $21,358,883 $32,448,750 $39,737,729 $26,155,770 $34,283,243 $58,624,098
Motor Vehicles and Automotive Parts and Supplies 379 421 420 407 176 194 187 1,372,765 1,295,410 1,299,405 (D) 689,406 972,832 1,311,686
Furniture and Home Furnishings 60 53 52 72 47 55 45 56,649 94,139 124,180 202,156 94,140 117,809 123,034
Lumber and Other Construction Materials 108 98 121 130 92 104 114 212,450 289,706 387,260 416,469 334,290 553,507 733,930
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies (W) 226 287 270 265 189 208 213 502,345 985,719 2,240,348 3,771,932 1,451,404 2,177,605 1,686,643
Sporting, Recreational and Hobby Goods 36 24 26 26 0 27 20 81,740 42,262 34,225 51,407 (D) 91,429 58,904
Metals and Minerals, except Petroleum 24 29 39 35 42 42 46 118,645 121,228 171,846 (D) (D) (D) 567,604
Electrical Goods 173 168 192 208 133 142 157 342,915 446,739 605,201 835,239 490,021 734,863 773,774
Hardware, Plumbing, Heating Equipment, Supplies 141 143 161 175 135 144 140 214,265 238,402 462,644 571,980 476,152 528,063 822,230
Machinery, Equipment and Supplies 966 698 648 675 574 583 584 1,806,956 1,058,814 1,437,999 2,428,730 2,052,769 3,205,078 5,209,622
Scrap and Waste Materials 40 45 62 58 NA 62 69 38,657 112,232 172,702 231,254 NA 572,445 638,907
Jewelry, Watches and Precious Stones 10 16 8 7 8 1 5 5,888 9,503 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Paper and Paper Products 81 79 99 95 56 52 50 164,979 225,264 351,116 501,724 196,565 (D) 527,156
Drugs, Proprietaries and Sundries 18 31 32 39 32 42 61 150,751 280,435 300,034 (D) (D) 2,306,378 2,664,257
Apparel, Piece Goods and Notions 18 25 33 34 27 16 18 18,915 30,235 29,151 (D) (D) (D) 39,030
Groceries and Related Products 195 210 200 201 166 186 191 4,464,657 7,919,644 15,341,513 18,002,877 5,767,348 7,724,024 12,603,857
Farm-Product Raw Materials 705 609 564 498 385 375 377 5,045,657 4,940,733 5,851,118 6,070,869 4,162,427 6,659,270 18,924,637
Chemical and Allied Products 58 63 67 82 NA 75 73 116,430 219,139 145,771 (D) NA 352,839 464,135
Petroleum and Petroleum Products 340 276 293 200 80 79 77 1,069,848 974,065 862,122 984,202 819,692 921,084 1,590,236
Beer, Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverages 64 53 44 37 35 35 29 221,988 228,111 (D) (D) 360,760 (D) 673,145
Farm Supplies 525 461 529 471 247 270 318 1,593,186 1,324,933 1,903,163 2,447,596 1,824,880 1,692,141 5,118,543
Tobacco and Tobacco Products 20 19 16 13 11 8 10 91,536 138,684 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
(W) - 1982 sales total incomplete because of withholding to avoid disclosing data for individual companies.
(D) - Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual companies.
Source:  U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Wholesale Trade,  2012
Last updated: 12/14/17
by Nebraska Databook
e-mail:  michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov