Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has performed well over the past five years, rebounding to solid growth after succumbing to difficult trading conditions during 2008-09 and 2009-10 with the onset of the global financial crisis. The demand for equipment arising from the mining boom has underpinned the industry's performance since the late 2000s and helped offset subdued demand conditions in the building, manufacturing and forestry markets.
Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2013-14 to total $9.8 billion. The pace of industry expansion is projected to slow during the current year to... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry is back on track after stumbling in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The industry has displayed some resilience to the difficult business environment in many of the downstream markets, partly due to the expansion in activity in the industry's growth markets (e.g. mining and warehousing), and partly through the price reductions on stock purchased from overseas manufacturers.
Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 3.3% to reach $9.8 billion. The industry succumbed to the cutbacks in private investment into machinery and equipment that accompanied the onset of the global financial crisis... purchase to read more