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

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 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

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The industry has moderate barriers to entry and this trend has increased over the past five years due to the expansion of Bunnings and Masters. Initial capital investment requirements are fairly low for new firms. However, prospective companies need to consider the initial capital requirements of establishing a new store or the cost of purchasing a franchise licence. Hardware retailers may be hindered in their ability to find suitably sized premises in well-populated areas. The various franchise costs associated with some hardware retailers and the cost of purchasing a warehouse-type store can also be significant.

New entrants may also find it extremely difficult to compete with the existing players in the industry... 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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