Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4231 | Mar 2015

Home improvement: A rise in renovations and DIY projects boosts industry revenue

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. Industry revenue fell in 2009-10 and 2010-11 due to subdued expenditure on private homes, but has since returned to growth in 2012-13 and 2013-14, boosted by positive consumer sentiment and greater expenditure on DIY renovations and home improvement projects. An undersupply of affordable housing and rising housing prices have also contributed to this growth, as it has become extremely expensive and time consuming for homeowners to upgrade to bigger and better homes. As a result, many homeowners have been deterred from moving, seeking instead to improve their existing homes through DIY renovations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. In 2014-15, for every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $0.09 is invested in capital. The industry is typically labour-intensive, with employees required to undertake a variety of tasks such as assisting customers with their purchases, processing transactions, stocking shelves, displaying merchandise and tracking inventory.

Capital expenditure is required on fixtures and fittings such as display shelves, computer systems and cash registers. The industry uses point of sale (POS) systems that read product barcodes. This technology has simplified labour tasks and minimised levels of human error... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry?

Firms in the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry primarily retail hardware and building supplies to households and tradespeople. 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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