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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 | Jun 2016

Hard-wearing: Increasing capital outlay on private dwelling has driven 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

An overall increase in residential building investment and household discretionary income, and growth in the number of households have supported the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry over the past five years. Households undertaking DIY home improvement renovations and repairs have also boosted the industry's performance. An undersupply of affordable housing and rising house prices have deterred many home owners from moving, instead choosing to improve their existing homes through DIY renovations. This has contributed to industry revenue growth over the past five years. In addition, the abolition of mortgage exit fees has made it easier for home owners to refinance and unlock equity in their homes, which can be put towards home improvement projects... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry has undergone significant structural changes over the past five years as large national retail chains have fought to capture more of the expanding DIY home improvement market. Masters entered the industry and has spent billions rolling out a network of big-box stores to challenge Bunnings’ national retail dominance. In response, Bunnings has continued to expand its existing network of warehouses, steadily lifting its market share.

The industry’s performance depends on private capital expenditure trends for new and existing properties. The largest market for industry operators is DIY customers who undertake renovation, maintenance and building projects on existing homes... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry?

Companies 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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