Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4231 | Nov 2014

Home improvement: Strong consumer sentiment has aided 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. After subdued expenditure on private homes in 2009-10 and 2010-11, industry revenue growth has since returned due to strong 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, these homeowners have been deterred from moving houses, seeking instead to improve their existing homes through DIY renovations... 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 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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