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Census Information: Census of Wholesale Trade

The United States Constitution includes directives for carrying out a census of the population every 10 years.

About the Census of Wholesale Trade

In 1972, the Census of Wholesale Trade was taken from the Census of Business and classified separately.  Earlier Censuses of Wholesale Trade are included in the Census of Business (C 3.202/5).  Starting with 1997, it is classified with the Economic Census (C 3.277).

Local holdings (1972-1992)

1972 Census of Wholesale Trade - C 3.256/4:972

Volume 1: Summary and Subject Statistics.

Volume 2: Area Statistics.

  (Changed from official SuDoc Classification.)

1977 Census of Wholesale Trade  - C 3.256/

Geographic Area Series. C 3.256/2:WC77-A-no. In 52 parts. [MICROFICHE]

Subject Series. Establishment and firm size. C 3.256/3:WC77-S-1 [PAPER AND MICROFICHE]

Subject series, petroleum bulk stations and terminals. C 3.256/3:WC77-S-2  [MICROFICHE]

Subject series, miscellaneous subjects. C 3.256/3:WC77-S-3 [MICROFICHE]

Subject Statistics. (Volume 1). C 3.256/4:977 [Bound volume]

Geographic Area Statistics. (Volume 2). C 3.256/4:977

Part 1: U.S., Alabama-Minnesota. [Bound volume] Part 2: Mississippi-Wyoming. [BOUND VOLUME PAPER AND MICROFICHE]

Commodity line sales, United States. C 3.256/5:WC77-L [MICROFICHE]         

1982 Census of Wholesale Trade - C 3.256

Geographic Area Series. C 3.256/2:WC82-A-no.  Parts 1-52.

Preliminary report. Industry series. C 3.256/3-2:WC82-I-no.(P) Parts 1-39.  PSU is missing: Parts 11, 26, 31, 37

Preliminary report. Summary series. United States (Industry statistics). C 3.256/3-2:WC82-SUM-1(P)

Industry series. C 3.256/6:WC82-I-no. Parts 1-4

1987 Census of Wholesale Trade- C 3.256

Geographic Area Series. C 3.256/2:WC87-A-no.  Parts 1-52.

Subject series. C 3.256/3:WC87-S-no.  Parts 1-4.

 1992 Census of Wholesale Trade  (Also available online)

Geographic Area Series. C 3.256/2:WC82-A-no. Parts 1-52.

Subject Series. C 3.256/3:WC92-S-no. Parts 1-4.