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 | 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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 Products Chapter

Retailers such as Bunnings, Home Timber & Hardware, Masters and Mitre 10 stock a wide range of tools, hardware and building supplies. The main products that hardware retailers supply include hand tools, power tools, timber, building supplies, gardening tools, paint, paint supplies and plumbing supplies. Gardening supplies such as plants, seeds and soil are excluded from the industry.

Tools and equipment

The tools and equipment segment includes a diverse range of hand and power tools that DIY consumers, builders and tradespeople use. Common hand tools include hammers, screwdrivers, spanners, saws, Allen keys and socket sets. Power tools are generally electric and include drills, sanders, grinders, power saws, and welding, soldering and joining tools... 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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