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Glossary:Wholesale trade

Wholesale trade refers to the sale of goods in bulk to resellers, professional users or groups, who then sell the products to final consumers.

The following types of wholesale groups are included in NACE Rev. 2, Division 46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles:

  • wholesale on a fee or contractual basis
  • wholesale of agricultural material or raw animals
  • wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco
  • wholesale of household goods
  • wholesale of information and communication equipment
  • wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies
  • other specialised wholesale
  • non-specialised wholesale trade

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