WHOLESALE TRADE BY ESTABLISHMENTS AND SALES
Sales in Thousands of Dollars
Nebraska - 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007*                      
  Establishments Sales
Kind of Business 1982 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007 1982 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007
Total 4,073 3,913 4,035 3,894 2,907 3,093 $17,408,968 $21,358,883 $32,448,750 $39,737,729 $26,155,770 $34,283,243
Furniture and Home Furnishings 60 53 52 72 47 55 56,649 94,139 124,180 202,156 94,140 117,809
Lumber and Other Construction Materials 108 98 121 130 92 104 212,450 289,706 387,260 416,469 334,290 553,507
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies (W) 226 287 270 265 189 208 502,345 985,719 2,240,348 3,771,932 1,451,404 2,177,605
Sporting, Recreational and Hobby Goods 36 24 26 26 (D) NA 81,740 42,262 34,225 51,407 (D) NA
Metals and Minerals, except Petroleum 24 29 39 35 42 42 118,645 121,228 171,846 (D) (D) (D)
Electrical Goods 173 168 192 208 133 142 342,915 446,739 605,201 835,239 490,021 734,863
Hardware, Plumbing, Heating Equipment, Supplies 141 143 161 175 135 144 214,265 238,402 462,644 571,980 476,152 528,063
Machinery, Equipment and Supplies 966 698 648 675 574 583 1,806,956 1,058,814 1,437,999 2,428,730 2,052,769 3,205,078
Scrap and Waste Materials 40 45 62 58 NA NA 38,657 112,232 172,702 231,254 NA NA
Jewelry, Watches and Precious Stones 10 16 8 7 8 NA 5,888 9,503 (D) (D) (D) NA
Paper and Paper Products 81 79 99 95 56 52 164,979 225,264 351,116 501,724 196,565 (D)
Drugs, Proprietaries and Sundries 18 31 32 39 32 42 150,751 280,435 300,034 (D) (D) 2,306,378
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions 18 25 33 34 27 16 18,915 30,235 29,151 (D) (D) (D)
Groceries and Related Products 195 210 200 201 166 186 4,464,657 7,919,644 15,341,513 18,002,877 5,767,348 7,724,024
Farm-Product Raw Materials 705 609 564 498 385 375 5,045,657 4,940,733 5,851,118 6,070,869 4,162,427 6,659,270
Chemical and Allied Products 58 63 67 82 NA 75 116,430 219,139 145,771 (D) NA 352,839
Petroleum and Petroleum Products 340 276 293 200 80 79 1,069,848 974,065 862,122 984,202 819,692 921,084
Beer, Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverages 64 53 44 37 35 35 221,988 228,111 (D) (D) 360,760 (D)
Farm Supplies 525 461 529 471 247 NA 1,593,186 1,324,933 1,903,163 2,447,596 1,824,880 NA
Tobacco and Tobacco Products 20 19 16 13 11 NA 91,536 138,684 (D) (D) (D) NA
*In 1997, the Census Bureau switched to the NAICS industrial classification system, so prior numbers not strictly comparable to later numbers.
(D) - Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual companies; NA - not available or not applicable.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Wholesale Trade, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007
Last updated: 8/17/11
by Nebraska Databook
e-mail:  michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov