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The Report on Wholesale Trade contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Statistics . .
Public Company Information . .
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2016 Market Research Report on Wholesale Trade Industry

Current Research on the Wholesale Trade Industry

This section provides answers to fundamental and critical questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. What is the Wholesale Trade industry outlook?
  3. Has the market grown or declined?
  4. What is the market growth rate?
  5. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  6. What is the industry size and average company size?
  7. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Wholesale Trade industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Wholesale Trade industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2010        2011        2012        2013        2014        2015
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data

Market Forecast - Wholesale Trade[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Wholesale Trade future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

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 market share than average.

U.S. map of Wholesale Trade by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

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

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
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 - Wholesale Trade

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Wholesale TradeIndustry 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 Wholesale Trade 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 Wholesale Trade measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity Ratios - Wholesale TradeIndustry 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 7%

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Top Executives 5%
Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14%
Computer Occupations 13%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 7%
Art and Design Workers 7%
Designers 6%
Fashion Designers 5%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 25%
Retail Sales Workers 9%
Cashiers 6%
Cashiers 6%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 7%
Parts Salespersons 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 18%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 18%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 9%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 15%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Financial Clerks 6%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Customer Service Representatives 6%
Customer Service Representatives 6%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 17%
Agricultural Workers 17%
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers 14%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 11%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics 9%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 23%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 6%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 12%
Other Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 15%
Motor Vehicle Operators 5%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 5%
Driver/Sales Workers 10%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 8%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 7%
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 7%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Companies in Wholesale Trade and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Wholesale Trade market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Wholesale Trade Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Wholesale Trade market research on key company news, and Wholesale Trade statistics.

The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.

Government Contracts Related to Wholesale Trade

In 2014, the federal government spent a total of $7,042,040,898 on Wholesale Trade. It has awarded 123,996 contracts to 11,529 companies, with an average value of $610,811 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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