NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 424

Subsector 424

NAICS Subsector Code 424 – Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 424: Industries in the Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods subsector sell nondurable goods to other businesses. Nondurable goods are items generally with a normal life expectancy of less than three years. Nondurable goods merchant wholesale trade establishments are engaged in wholesaling products, such as paper and paper products, chemicals and chemical products, drugs, textiles and textile products, apparel, footwear, groceries, farm products, petroleum and petroleum products, alcoholic beverages, books, magazines, newspapers, flowers and nursery stock, and tobacco products.

The detailed industries within the subsector are organized in the classification structure based on the products sold.

Business to business electronic markets, agents, and brokers primarily engaged in wholesaling nondurable 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 424 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 424: Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      • Industry Group 4241: Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42411: Printing and Writing Paper Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424110: Printing and Writing Paper Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42412: Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424120: Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42413: Industrial and Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424130: Industrial and Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4242: Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42421: Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424210: Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4243: Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42431: Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424310: Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42432: Men’s and Boys’ Clothing and Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424320: Men’s and Boys’ Clothing and Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42433: Women’s, Children’s, and Infants’ Clothing and Accessories Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424330: Women’s, Children’s, and Infants’ Clothing and Accessories Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42434: Footwear Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424340: Footwear Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4244: Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42441: General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424410: General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42442: Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424420: Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42443: Dairy Product (except Dried or Canned) Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424430: Dairy Product (except Dried or Canned) Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42444: Poultry and Poultry Product Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424440: Poultry and Poultry Product Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42445: Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424450: Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42446: Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424460: Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42447: Meat and Meat Product Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424470: Meat and Meat Product Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42448: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424480: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42449: Other Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424490: Other Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4245: Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42451: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424510: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42452: Livestock Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424520: Livestock Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42459: Other Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424590: Other Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4246: Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42461: Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424610: Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42469: Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424690: Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4247: Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42471: Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424710: Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
        • Industry 42472: Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424720: Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals)
      • Industry Group 4248: Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42481: Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424810: Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42482: Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424820: Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
      • Industry Group 4249: Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42491: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424910: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42492: Book, Periodical, and Newspaper Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424920: Book, Periodical, and Newspaper Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42493: Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists’ Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424930: Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists’ Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42494: Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424940: Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42495: Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424950: Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
        • Industry 42499: Other Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424990: Other Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

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