Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.9%

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry has grown at a moderate rate over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.5% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach $21.9 billion. This includes an expected revenue increase of 2.0% in the current year. Structural changes have had a significant effect on the industry. These changes include Woolworths entering and exiting the industry as a major player, and Wesfarmers and Metcash expanding through new big-box Bunnings and Mitre 10 stores. Competition among major players has included promoting hardware and building supplies, and encouraging DIY home improvement projects. Increased capital expenditure on private dwellings and growth in the number of ho...
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Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry is anticipated to grow over the next five years. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $XX.X billion. Growth in capital expenditure on private dwellings is forecast to slow over the next five years, limiting growth in demand for the industry's products. Larger players are anticipated to focus on price competition as they continue to seek greater market share following Woolworths' exit from the industry. Profitability Industry profitability is projected to continue to decline slightly over the next five years. Wholesale bypass trends may allow industry operators to absorb some of the mark-up usually reserved for wholesalers. Ho...
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Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $21bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 15,442
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 71,155

Biggest companies in the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia industry include Wesfarmers Limited.

  • pie_chart Wesfarmers Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Tools and equipment
  • Timber
  • Building supplies
  • Gardening tools
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Other hardware products

Industry Activities

  • Hardware retailing
  • Tool and equipment retailing
  • Plumbing fixture and fitting retailing
  • Paint retailing
  • Garden tool retailing
  • Timber retailing
  • Cement retailing
  • Wallpaper retailing
  • Carpenter and woodworker tool retailing
  • Ceramic floor tile retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Hardware retailing
  • Tool and equipment retailing
  • Plumbing fixture and fitting retailing
  • Paint retailing
  • Garden tool retailing
  • Timber retailing
  • Cement retailing
  • Wallpaper retailing
  • Carpenter and woodworker tool retailing
  • Ceramic floor tile retailing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Consumers and tradespeople use hardware and building supplies to renovate existing homes or build new properties. Greater spending on new or existing priv...
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Capital expenditure on private dwellings
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from house construction
Number of households

Current Performance

Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Industry structure
Future trends
 Table: Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

House Construction in Australia
Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in Australia
Consumers




Key Selling Industries

Tool and Hardware Manufacturing in Australia
Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing in Australia
Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing in Australia
Hardware Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

Retail stores such as Bunnings, Home Timber & Hardware and Mitre 10 stock a range of tools, hardware and building supplies. The main products that hardwar...
DIY consumers aged 55 and over
Tradespeople
DIY consumers aged 15 to 34



Demand Determinants

A range of factors such as price, product range, consumer sentiment, discretionary income, reputation, size of operations and residential construction act...
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Major Markets

DIY consumers aged 55 and over
Tradespeople
DIY consumers aged 15 to 34




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry has moderate market share concentration. The four largest companies are estimated to account for mor...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 as a farmers' cooperative in Western Australia. It has since grown to become one of Australia's largest companies, ...
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Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. Industry firms require employees to undertake a variety of tasks such as assisting customers with ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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