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Food wholesale sales by type of wholesaler, 2007

Sales by merchant wholesalers, excluding MSBO, accounted for 57 percent of grocery wholesale sales in 2007

Item 1, Merchant wholesalers, excluding MSBO 57.0%.
Item 2, MSBO 23.0%.
Item 3, Agents and brokers 20.0%.

Note: MSBO=Manufacturing sales branches and offices.

Source: USDA, ERS using data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Census of Wholesale Trade, Miscellaneous Subjects, 2007.