Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling industry acts as a link between manufacturers and final markets for machinery. Industry operators have ties with national and international manufacturers and can fill orders from a wide range of industries, if the demand for machinery is there. The industry's dependence on downstream demand has led to revenue volatility over the past five years, as the Mining division has played a growing role in industry performance. The industry benefited from surging demand for mining machinery and equipment in some years, but has faced periods of contraction as some mining capital expenditure was deferred. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.1% in the five years through 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry spends an estimated $33.84 on labour for every $1.00 invested in new capital. Capital investment in the Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling industry is tied up in facilities that stock and move goods, such as warehouses, racking and delivery vehicles. As these costs are fixed, they decline as a share of industry revenue when the industry's sales increase.
Labour costs, by contrast, are variable. The industry employs labour to generate sales with major markets and maintain relationships with existing customers. In addition to selling activities, highly trained engineers customise equipment and design systems to meet client needs... purchase to read more