Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling industry has recorded strong revenue growth over the past five years, supported by steady demand growth from the health sector, medical centres and research industries. Increased demand for electronic measuring and exploration equipment as a result of the mining boom has also provided opportunities for industry wholesalers. In the health sector, strong growth in government funding and demand for health services have driven demand for a range of medical and surgical equipment wholesaled by the industry.
Industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 5.7% in the five years through 2015-16, to $16.1 billion. Industry revenue grew strongly in 2012-13, rising by 8.3%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry's capital intensity is determined by the ratio of capital costs to labour costs. IBISWorld estimates the capital intensity level using data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital and wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2015-16, deprecation is estimated to account for 0.6% of industry revenue, with wages estimated at 17.3%. This shows that for every dollar required for labour costs, approximately $0.03 will be invested in capital equipment, indicating that the industry has a low capital intensity level. Businesses in the industry tend to spend significantly more on labour than the overall machinery and equipment wholesaling sector... purchase to read more