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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

New And Rebuilt Automotive And Trailer Parts And Supplies

Household And Lawn Furniture

Other Furniture

Household China, Glassware, Crockery, And Plastic Housewares, Excluding Paper Dishes, Cups, Napkins, And Plastic Utensils

Miscellaneous Home Furnishings, Including Household Containers, Flatware, Pans, Baskets, And Kitchen Utensils

Other Construction Products And Materials

Restaurant And Hotel Equipment And Supplies

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment


Farm Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Lawn And Garden Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Abrasives, Strapping, Tape, Ink, And Mechanical Rubber Goods

Toys And Hobby Goods And Supplies

Printing And Writing Paper

Other Printing And Writing Paper, Including Paper Used In Brochures, Catalogs, And Direct Mail

Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels

Paper And Plastic Products

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Supplies, Cosmetics, And Toiletries, Including Body And Hand Soaps

Men's And Boys' Clothing

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing

Other Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing, Excluding Accessories

Packaged Frozen Food

Dairy Products, Excluding Dried, Canned, Condensed, And Evaporated Dairy Products

Confectioneries, Including Candy, Nuts, Chips, And Popcorn

Candy, Including Chocolate

Chewing Gum

Nuts, Except Raw

Chips And Popcorn

Other Confectioneries

Fresh Meat And Meat Products

Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes

Coffee, Excluding Bottled And Canned

Bread, Baked Goods, And Baking Ingredients

Cookies And Cakes

Other Baked Goods, Including Crackers

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Food

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Fruits And Vegetables

Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Meat

Other Nonperishable (Canned And Packaged) Food, Including Nonperishable Poultry Products

Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Juices, And Nonalcoholic Beverages

Packaged Soft Drinks

Pre-Mix And Post-Mix Bulk Soft Drinks

Bottled Water

Sport And Energy Drinks, Including Bottled And Canned Coffee And Tea

Nonfrozen Fruit And Vegetable Juices

Grocery Specialties

Breakfast Cereals And Bars


Other Grocery Specialties

Grains, Beans, And Seeds

Corn, Excluding Corn Grown For Silage



Seeds And Other Grains, Beans, And Rice

Pets And Pet Supplies

Pet Food

Leaf Tobacco

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Refined Petroleum Products, Excluding Liquefied Petroleum (Lp)

Farm Supplies

Hay And Straw

Poultry And Livestock Feeds, Including Silage, Not Mixed On Location

Poultry And Livestock Feeds, Including Silage, Mixed On Location

Herbicides, Soil Sterilizers, And Soil Conditioners

Insecticides, Fungicides, And Pesticides

Other Agricultural Chemicals And Fertilizers

Seeds And Bulbs For Planting

Other Farm Supplies

Harness And Saddlery Equipment

Tobacco And Tobacco Products



Other Tobacco Products, Excluding Leaf Tobacco

Paint, Paint Supplies, Wallpaper, And Wallpaper Supplies

Architectural Coatings, Enamels, Primers, Stains, Solvents, And Lacquers

Industrial/Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem) Coatings

Special Purpose Coatings, Including Automotive, Refinish, Marine, And Traffic Coatings

Paint Supplies

Wallpaper And Wallpaper Supplies

Books, Periodicals, Newspapers, And Other Printed Materials

Books, Including Audio Books

Periodicals And Newspapers

Other Printed Materials, Including Maps And Atlases

Flowers, Plants, Trees, Nursery Stock, And Florists' Supplies, Including Artificial

Fresh Flowers And Florists' Supplies

Live Trees, Plants, And Nursery Stock

Artificial Flowers, Plants, And Trees

Art Goods, Including Novelties And Souvenirs

Art Goods And Supplies

Novelties And Souvenirs, Excluding Novelty Glassware

Novelty Glassware

Textile Bags, Bagging, And Burlap

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods, Including Wigs, Yarns, And Leather Products

Ice, Excluding Dry Ice

Smokers' Accessories

Candles And Decorations


Crude Rubber

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Miscellaneous Commodities

Receipts For Harvesting, Cleaning, Shelling, And Other Farm Product Preparation Services

Rental And Operating Lease Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 21%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 16%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 16%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 15%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 9%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 6%
Agricultural Workers 5%
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 26%
Motor Vehicle Operators 10%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 10%
Material Moving Workers 14%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 13%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • MT Library Services trademarks "MSI INFORMATION SERVICES" - Downloadable electronic periodicals in the field of movies, books, e-books, music, computer games, audio books, and magazines; downloadable electronic periodicals in the field of reviewing movies, books, e-books, music, computer games, audio books, and magazines; downloadable electronic magazines in the field of reviewing movies, books, e-books, music, computer games, audio books and magazines; downloadable electronic newsletters containing news and developments affecting libraries and librarians; downloadable electronic periodicals published semi-monthly; downloadable electronic magazines concerning library science, library services, and library products for children and young adults; downloadable electronic books for children and young adults; downloadable electronic magazines, directories, and audio-visual materials; magazines devoted to children's books and reading published periodically - 03/03/2018
  • Van Zyverden trademarks "HAPPY TOGETHER" - Flower bulbs - 03/03/2018
  • Wilbur-Ellis trademarks "CYNDER" - Adjuvant for use with agricultural chemicals - 03/02/2018
  • Ball Horticultural patents Dahlia Plant Named 'baldenink' - 02/22/2018
  • Valent U.s.a. patents Agricultural Mixtures - 01/25/2018
  • HC Companies patents Hanger For Horticultural Container - 01/11/2018
  • Nebraska Book Holdings raises $133 million in funding. - 09/22/2016
  • Electronic Cigarettes International Group raises $8 million in funding. - 05/15/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Ball Horticultural279
    Valent U.s.a.107
    Volm Companies

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Drop More Than Expected In October - Inventories of farm products, drugs, and miscellaneous non-durable goods showed notable decreases during the ... With sales rising and inventories falling, the inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers dipped to 1.25 in October from 1.26 in September. (12/08/2017)
    • Public Sector Has Some of Oldest Workers Set to Retire - Industry observers warn that the public sector is ill-prepared for the departure of this large segment of the workforce. To comprehend the aging of the public sector, look no further than your mailbox. Postal service workers register a median age of 52 ... (08/26/2013)
    • US GDP SLOWS TO 1.5% IN SECOND QUARTER, BUT BEATS EXPECTATIONS - Aiding growth was a jump in personal consumption of non durable goods and exports ... and 2010 (preliminary); Census Bureau annual surveys of merchant wholesale trade and of retail trade for 2009 (revised) and for 2010 (preliminary); Census Bureau ... (07/27/2012)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $27,314,589 on Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 1,262 contracts to 224 companies, with an average value of $121,940 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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