Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has been performing commendably over the five years through 2012-13. After succumbing to drops in revenue during the global financial crisis over 2008-09 and 2009-10, the industry managed to dig its way back into growth again. In the past five years, the industry has grown at an annualised rate of 1.4% mainly due to a strong performance from several key downstream markets such as the Mining and Construction divisions. In 2012-13, IBISWorld estimates revenue to grow by 5.0% to reach $9.04 billion.
A strong Mining division has helped operators in this industry weather the effects of the global financial crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
New South Wales and Victoria account for the largest amount of business locations, with a combined estimate of over 55% of all enterprises. Queensland also holds a significant portion of establishments (16.2%). Together, these coastal states hold more than 70% of all industry establishments, which is consistent with the population distribution and business centre locations in these states. Distributors generally tend to set up establishments near manufacturers and purchasers to increase efficiency and reduce transport costs, which can be significant due to the size of industry products... purchase to read more