NAICS Code 41

Wholesale Trade

According to Statistics Canada,

the NAICS Code 41 - Wholesale Trade

SCIAN 41 – 2011

Wholesale Trade

Code SCIAN 41 - Commerce de gros - Profil sectoriel

is composed of establishments primarily engaged in

  • wholesaling merchandise generally without transformation
  • rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise

The wholesaling process is an intermediate step in the distribution of goods.

Many wholesalers are organized to sell merchandise in large quantities to

  • retailers
  • business clients
  • institutional clients

Some wholesalers, in particular those that supply non-consumer capital goods, sell merchandise in single units to final users. 

Montreal Business Kit by Rachel Louise Barry