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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 | Nov 2016

Hard luck: The exit of Masters in 2016-17 will likely increase market share concentration

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Increases 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 removal 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 Investment Chapter

The industry displays low capital intensity. 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. In 2016-17, the industry is estimated to allocate just $0.10 on capital expenditure for every dollar allocated in wage costs. This ratio is indicative of an industry with a low level of capital intensity.

Capital expenditure is required on fixtures and fittings such as display shelves, computer systems and cash registers. The industry uses point of sale (POS) systems that read product barcodes. This technology has simplified labour tasks and minimised human error... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry?

Industry operators 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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