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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. In 2014-15, for every $1.00 spent on wages, an estimated $0.09 is invested in capital. The industry is typically labour intensive, with employees required to undertake a variety of tasks such as assisting customers with their purchases, processing transactions, stocking shelves, displaying merchandise and tracking inventory.

Capital expenditure is required on fixtures and fittings such as display shelves, computer systems and cash registers. Over the last decade, this industry has introduced point of sale (POS) systems that read product barcodes. This technology is expected to have simplified labour tasks and minimised levels of human error... 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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