443142 Electronics Stores

This U.S. industry comprises: (1) establishments known as consumer electronics stores primarily engaged in retailing a general line of new consumer-type electronic products such as televisions, computers, and cameras; (2) establishments specializing in retailing a single line of consumer-type electronic products; (3) establishments primarily engaged in retailing these new electronic products in combination with repair and support services; (4) establishments primarily engaged in retailing new prepackaged computer software; and/or (5) establishments primarily engaged in retailing prerecorded audio and video media, such as CDs, DVDs, and tapes.

Illustrative Examples:

Cellular telephone accessories stores
Consumer-type electronic stores (e.g., televisions, computers, cameras)
Stereo stores (except automotive)
Radio and television stores
Computer stores

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Retailing electronic goods via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale--are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers;
  • Retailing automotive electronic sound systems--are classified in Industry 441310, Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores;
  • Retailing new computers, computer peripherals, and prepackaged software in combination with retailing new office equipment, office furniture, and office supplies--are classified in Industry 453210, Office Supplies and Stationery Stores;
  • Retailing new cellular telephones and communication service plans--are classified in U.S. Industry 517312, Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite);
  • Providing television or other electronic equipment repair services without retailing new televisions or electronic products--are classified in Industry 81121, Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance;
  • Developing film and/or making photographic slides, prints, and enlargements without retailing a range of new photographic equipment and supplies--are classified in Industry 81292, Photofinishing;
  • Retailing new electronic toys, such as dedicated video game consoles and handheld electronic games--are classified in Industry 451120, Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores; and
  • Retailing used electronics--are classified in Industry 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.
  Corresponding Index
443112 443142 443142  Audio equipment stores (except automotive)
443130 443142 443142  Camera shops, photographic
443112 443142 443142  Cellular telephone accessories stores
443112 443142 443142  Citizens' band (CB) radio stores
443120 443142 443142  Computer equipment stores
443120 443142 443142  Computer stores
44-45 443142 443142  Consumer-type electronic stores (e.g., televisions, computers, cameras)
443112 443142 443142  Electronic part and component stores
451220 443142 443142  Music stores (e.g., cassette, compact disc, record, tape)
443130 443142 443142  Photographic supply stores
443112 443142 443142  Radio and television stores
451220 443142 443142  Record stores, new
443120 443142 443142  Software stores, computer
443112 443142 443142  Stereo stores (except automotive)
443112 443142 443142  Television and radio stores
443112 443142 443142  TV (television) stores
443120 443142 443142  Video game software stores
451220 443142 443142  Video tape stores