NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 423

Subsector 423

NAICS Subsector Code 423 – Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 423: Industries in the Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods subsector sell capital or durable goods to other businesses. Merchant wholesalers generally take title to the goods that they sell; in other words, they buy and sell goods on their own account. Durable goods are new or used items generally with a normal life expectancy of three years or more. Durable goods merchant wholesale trade establishments are engaged in wholesaling products, such as motor vehicles, furniture, construction materials, machinery and equipment (including household-type appliances), metals and minerals (except petroleum), sporting goods, toys and hobby goods, recyclable materials, and parts.

Business-to-business electronic markets, agents, and brokers primarily engaged in wholesaling durable goods, generally on a commission or fee basis, are classified in Subsector 425, Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 423 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 42: Wholesale Trade
    • Subsector 423: Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
      • Industry Group 4231: Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42311: Automobile and Other Motor Vehicle Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423110: Automobile and Other Motor Vehicle Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42312: Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423120: Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42313: Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423130: Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42314: Motor Vehicle Parts (Used) Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423140: Motor Vehicle Parts (Used) Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4232: Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42321: Furniture Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423210: Furniture Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42322: Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423220: Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
      •  Industry Group 4233: Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42331: Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423310: Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42332: Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423320: Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42333: Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423330: Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42339: Other Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423390: Other Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4234: Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42341: Photographic Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423410: Photographic Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42342: Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423420: Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42343: Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423430: Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42344: Other Commercial Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423440: Other Commercial Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42345: Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423450: Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42346: Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423460: Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42349: Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423490: Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4235: Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42351: Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423510: Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42352: Coal and Other Mineral and Ore Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423520: Coal and Other Mineral and Ore Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4236: Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42361: Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423610: Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42362: Household Appliances, Electric Housewares, and Consumer Electronics Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) 423620: Household Appliances, Electric Housewares, and Consumer Electronics Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42369: Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) 423690: Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4237: Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42371: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423710: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42372: Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423720: Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42373: Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423730: Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42374: Refrigeration Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423740: Refrigeration Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4238: Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42381: Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423810: Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42382: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423820: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42383: Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423830: Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42384: Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423840: Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42385: Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423850: Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        •  Industry 42386: Transportation Equipment and Supplies (except Motor Vehicle) Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423860: Transportation Equipment and Supplies (except Motor Vehicle) Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4239: Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42391: Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423910: Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42392: Toy and Hobby Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423920: Toy and Hobby Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42393: Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423930: Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42394: Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone, and Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423940: Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone, and Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42399: Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 423990: Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

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