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 2014

Home improvement: Expansion of major players will drive revenue growth

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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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 undergone significant changes over the past five years, with the major players out to conquer all available markets. Bunnings has continued to expand its existing network of warehouses and Masters have entered the industry, which has sparked higher competition. Industry performance has primarily depended on private capital expenditure on new and existing properties. The largest market for industry operators is DIY customers that complete renovation, maintenance and building projects on existing homes. Although tradespeople generally purchase hardware and building supplies from wholesalers, extremely high price competition between Bunnings and Masters has resulted in tradespeople purchasing more products from major hardware retailers over the past five years... 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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