Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4231 | Jul 2014

Home improvement: Expansion of major players will drive revenue growth

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry has performed strongly over the past five years. Revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual 3.8% over the five years through 2014-15. After subdued expenditure on private homes in 2009-10 and 2010-11, revenue growth has since returned due to rising consumer sentiment and greater expenditure on DIY renovations and home improvement projects. An undersupply of affordable housing and rising housing prices have contributed to this growth, as it has become extremely expensive and time consuming for home owners to upgrade to bigger and better homes. As a result, these home owners have been deterred from moving house, seeking instead to improve their existing homes through DIY renovations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

A medium level of market share concentration characterises the industry, as the four largest companies account for an estimated 51.8% of total revenue. Hardware retail chain Bunnings has significant dominance over the market, but the industry also consists of a large number of smaller, independent operators. According to ABS Counts of Business data, 30.8% of firms in the industry are non-employing and a further 64.6% of businesses employ less than 20 staff. In addition, only six enterprises have over 200 staff. The introduction of Masters hardware stores and Woolworths' rapid expansion has increased market share concentration substantially over the past five years... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry?

Firms in the industry primarily retail hardware and building supplies to households, tradespeople and businesses. These retailers stock a range of goods including hardware, timber, tools, paint, plumbing supplies and garden tools. The industry excludes companies that primarily retail garden supplies such as plants, seeds and soil.

Industry Products
Tools and equipmentTimberBuilding suppliesGardening tools Paint and paint suppliesPlumbing suppliesOther hardware products
Industry Activities
Hardware retailingTool and equipment retailingPlumbing fixture and fitting retailingPaint retailingGarden tool retailingTimber retailingCement retailingWallpaper retailingCarpenter and woodworker tool retailingCeramic floor tile retailing

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