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 2015

Paint the town red: A rise in renovations and DIY projects has boosted industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Buoyant trends in residential building investment, household discretionary income and growth in the number of households have supported the strong performance of the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry over the past five years. The industry's performance has also been boosted by households undertaking DIY home improvement renovations and repairs. An undersupply of affordable housing and rising housing prices have also contributed to this growth as many homeowners have been deterred from moving. Instead, they have improved their existing homes through DIY renovations. In addition, the abolishment of mortgage exit fees has made it easier for homeowners to refinance and unlock equity in their homes, which can be subsequently put towards home improvement projects... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry has undergone significant structural change over the past five years as large national retail chains have fought to capture more of the expanding DIY home improvement market. Masters entered the industry and has spent billions rolling out a network of big-box stores to challenge Bunnings' national retail dominance. In response, Bunnings has continued to expand its existing network of warehouses and has steadily lifted its market share.

The industry's performance is dependent on trends in private capital expenditure on new and existing properties. The largest market for industry operators is DIY customers who undertake renovation, maintenance and building projects on existing homes... 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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