Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The past five years have been some of the most challenging ever for household appliance wholesalers. Wavering consumer confidence, historically low housing construction starts and the flow-on affects of global economic turmoil have led to tough trading conditions for all appliance wholesalers. Most major household appliance wholesalers in Australia are domestic outlets of foreign brands and own the exclusive distribution rights of the brand's products. Product innovation continues to be extremely strong, meaning wholesalers that do stock the best-in-class products continue to do well. Despite this, price deflation (caused by increased competition at the retail level) means many wholesalers are experiencing declining revenue despite moving higher volumes of products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Industry establishments are primarily located around major retailers and distributors, which are predominantly situated around major population clusters. Distance between major market segments can be critical, because it reduces transportation costs and the time for products to reach stores.
Approximately 84% of industry businesses are collectively located in eastern seaboard states. These three states collectively account for approximately 77.4% of the population, which indicates that wholesalers within this industry that are based in these three states also supply goods to retailers in other states.
Specifically, it is estimated that 41.8% of household appliance wholesale businesses are based in New South Wales... purchase to read more