Hardware Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Hardware Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

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Revenue for the Hardware Wholesaling industry has grown over the past five years. The industry sells a range of products, including power tools, metal fasteners, cement and paint. Industry wholesalers also sell some building materials, such as roofing materials, bricks, tiles, doors, windows, sand and plaster. As a result, local construction activity strongly determines demand for industry products. Demand for these products has varied across the industry's major markets over the past five years, reducing revenue volatility. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $17.3 billion. Decreased housing affordability and an oversupply of multi-unit apartments are anticipated to reduce investment in...
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Hardware Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Hardware Wholesaling industry is forecast to benefit from growing demand from building construction over the five years through XXX-XX. This growth will be driven largely by residential construction, which is expected to grow significantly and offset predicted falls in non-residential construction. However, competition among wholesalers is projected to remain intense. Increasing wholesale bypass is also forecast to contribute to slower revenue growth compared with the previous five-year period. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Residential construction is projected to increase over the period, driven by multi-unit apartment and townhouse...
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Hardware Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $17bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 6,920
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 27,269

Biggest companies in the Hardware Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Hardware Wholesaling in Australia industry include Wesfarmers Limited and Metcash Limited.

  • pie_chart Wesfarmers Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Hardware Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily wholesale a range of hardware products including building supplies, tools, doors and windows. The industry does not include firms that wholesale timber and plumbing products.

Industry Products and Services

  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Cement, sand and plaster
  • Doors, windows and roofing products
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Wire, nails and building supplies
  • Hand and power tools
  • Security and other products

Industry Activities

  • Abrasive wholesaling (except abrasive cleansers)
  • Awning and roller shutter wholesaling
  • Brick and ceramic tile wholesaling
  • Cement and plaster wholesaling
  • Door and window wholesaling
  • Hardware wholesaling
  • Paint, stain and wallpaper wholesaling
  • Fence post and wire wholesaling
  • Tool wholesaling
  • Insulating and roofing material wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily wholesale a range of hardware products including building supplies, tools, doors and windows. The industry does not include firms that wholesale timber and plumbing products.

Main Activities

  • Abrasive wholesaling (except abrasive cleansers)
  • Awning and roller shutter wholesaling
  • Brick and ceramic tile wholesaling
  • Cement and plaster wholesaling
  • Door and window wholesaling
  • Hardware wholesaling
  • Paint, stain and wallpaper wholesaling
  • Fence post and wire wholesaling
  • Tool wholesaling
  • Insulating and roofing material wholesaling

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Many hardware and building supplies retailers source products from industry wholesalers. As a result, greater demand from these retailers typically boosts...
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Demand from hardware and building supplies retailing
Demand from residential building construction
Demand from non-residential building construction
Real household discretionary income

Current Performance

Downstream demand
Wholesale bypass
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Intensifying competition
 Table: Hardware Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

House Construction in Australia
Concreting Services in Australia
Bricklaying Services in Australia
Roofing Services in Australia
Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in Australia
Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Clay Brick Manufacturing in Australia
Ceramic Product Manufacturing in Australia
Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing in Australia
Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in Australia



Products & Services

Hardware Wholesaling industry players supply a range of hardware and building products. These products include power and hand tools, intermediate building...
Non-residential building companies and tradespeople
Retailers




Demand Determinants

The main demand determinant for industry products is activity in downstream building construction markets. Instances of wholesale bypass can also affect d...
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Major Markets

Non-residential building companies and tradespeople
Retailers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware Wholesaling 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 Wholesaling industry exhibits low market share concentration. The industry's four largest players are expected to account for less than 40.0%...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Hardware Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Wesfarmers Limited is a publicly listed Australian company that has a diversified portfolio of operations, including hardware and homeware retailing, chem...
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Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Metcash

 Table: Metcash - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Hardware Wholesaling industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.32 is spent on capital costs in the cu...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware Wholesaling 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 Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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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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