Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers - 41912

Definition

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in buying and/or selling products, owned by others, on a commission basis. These establishments may be known as commission merchants, import agents or brokers, export agents or brokers, manufacturers' agents, purchasing agents, selling agents, and they may deal in any type of product.

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    These establishments usually bring sellers and buyers together or undertake commercial transactions on behalf of a principal, without taking title of the goods bought or sold.

    Example Activities:
    Agents and brokers, wholesale trade
    Agricultural supplies, wholesale agents and brokers
    Alcoholic beverages, wholesale agents and brokers
    Amusement and sporting goods, wholesale agents and brokers
    Apparel, wholesale agents and brokers
    Automobiles, wholesale agents and brokers
    Book, periodical and newspaper, wholesale agents and brokers
    Chemicals (except agricultural), wholesale agents and brokers
    China, glassware, crockery and pottery, wholesale agents and brokers
    Coal brokers, wholesale
    Commission agency, general, wholesale
    Commission salesman, representing several products of companies
    Computer and related machinery and equipment, wholesale agents and brokers
    Confectionery, wholesale agents and brokers
    Construction and forestry machinery and equipment, wholesale agents and brokers
    Dairy products, wholesale agents and brokers
    Drugs, wholesale agents and brokers
    Dry goods, wholesale agents and brokers
    Electrical wiring supplies and electrical construction materials, wholesale agents and brokers
    Farm machinery and equipment, wholesale agents and brokers
    Ferrous and non-ferrous metal ores and concentrates, combined, wholesale agents and brokers
    Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, combination, wholesale agents and brokers
    Fish and seafood, wholesale agents and brokers
    Floor coverings, wholesale agents and brokers
    Food, wholesale agents and brokers
    Footwear, wholesale agents and brokers
    Fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesale agents and brokers
    Frozen packaged food, wholesale agents and brokers
    General line building material, wholesale agents and brokers
    General line of food, wholesale agents and brokers
    General line of merchandise, wholesale agents and brokers
    Grain, wholesale agents and brokers
    Hardware, wholesale agents and brokers
    Home electronics, wholesale agents and brokers
    Household appliances and home electronics, wholesale agents and brokers
    Household furnishings, wholesale agents and brokers
    Household furniture, wholesale agents and brokers
    Import-export agents and brokers, wholesale trade
    Industrial machinery and equipment, wholesale agents and brokers
    Iron and steel primary forms and structural shapes, agents and brokers
    Jewellery and watch, wholesale agents and brokers
    Linens, draperies and other textile furnishings, wholesale agents and brokers
    Livestock, wholesale agents and brokers
    Logs and wood chips, wholesale agents and brokers
    Lumber, plywood and millwork, wholesale agents and brokers
    Meat and meat products, wholesale agents and brokers
    Men's clothing, wholesale agents and brokers
    Metal and metal products (except ores), wholesale agents and brokers
    Mining machinery and equipment, wholesale agents and brokers
    Motor vehicles (except automobiles, trucks and buses), wholesale agents and brokers
    New and rebuilt auto parts, wholesale agents and brokers
    Newsprint, wholesale agents and brokers
    Non-alcoholic beverages, wholesale agents and brokers
    Office and store machinery and equipment, wholesale agents and brokers
    Paint, glass and wallpaper, wholesale agents and brokers
    Paper and paper products, wholesale agents and brokers
    Photographic equipment and supplies, wholesale agents and brokers
    Plumbing, and heating equipment

    Exclusions

    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    acting as agents and brokers and wholesaling products, owned by others, using the Internet or other
    electronic means (see 419110 Business-to-business electronic markets)
    shipping agents (see 48851 Freight transportation arrangement)
    trading commodities and commodity futures, which are usually listed on a commodity exchange (see 5231
    Securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage)
    buying and selling insurance, on a commission basis (see 524210 Insurance agencies and brokerages)
    buying and selling real estate for others, on a fee or commission basis (see 53121 Offices of real estate
    agents and brokers)
    wholesaling merchandise on own account, merchant wholesaler-distributors (classified according to the
    merchandise line or lines sold by the merchant wholesaler-distributor)

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

9,686

0-99 Employees

98.9%

View financial data for 2016 based on industry averages for SME's.

Average revenue

$607.3
thousand

Profitable

79.6%

Salaries and wages

No information available at this level of data, go up a level to get more information.

Wholesale revenues and expenses

No information available at this level of data, go up a level to get more information.

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