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Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

Home improvement: A rise in renovations and DIY projects boosts 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$15bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
80,027
Businesses
5,590
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 Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry enterprises is closely correlated with Australia's overall distribution of population and economic activity. Hardware and building supplies retailers are typically concentrated in Australia's eastern states, with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland accounting for an estimated 77.3% of industry enterprises. These states account for 77.0% Australia's total population, indicating this close correlation... 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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