Overview

Hard luck: Revenue is set to fall in 2016-17 due to declining construction activity

IBISWorld’s Hardware Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
3.6%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
28,824
Business
4,870

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has grown over the past five years due to increasing building construction activity
  • Greater multi-unit apartment construction has supported demand for a range of hardware products
  • A forecast increase in house construction will support demand for hardware supplies

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Hardware Wholesaling industry has strengthened over the past five years due to increasing building construction activity. The industry sells a range of products, including power tools, metal fasteners, cement and paint. Industry wholesalers also sell some building products, such as roofing materials, bricks, tiles, doors, windows, sand and plaster. Demand for these products has varied across the industry's major markets over the past five years, which has tempered revenue volatility. Despite this, revenue is expected to fall by 2.5% in 2016-17 due to declining demand from residential building construction in the current year. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $16.4 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Hardware Wholesaling industry has grown moderately over the past five years. Demand for a range of hardware products and building supplies from downstream hardware retailers has increased steadily over most of the period. In addition, rising real household discretionary income has encouraged more homeowners to complete DIY renovations and home improvement projects, which has contributed to revenue growth. However, weaker demand from several construction markets has limited demand for the diversified range of hardware products that industry wholesalers provide.

    The establishment of Woolworth's Masters chain in 2011 intensified industry competition over the period. Both Woolworths and Wesfarmers aggressively expanded their store networks and competed fiercely on price. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Hardware Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hardware Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Ability to effectively manage debtors
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from hardware and building supplies retailing and Demand from residential building construction in the Hardware Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Hardware Wholesaling Industry?

    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
    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

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from hardware and building supplies retailing
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Intensifying competition
  • Table: Hardware Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Concreting Services
  • Bricklaying Services
  • Roofing Services
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Product Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick Manufacturing
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing
  • Paint and Coatings Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Hand and power tools
  • Security and other products
  • Bricks
  • Cement, sand and plaster
  • Doors, windows and roofing products
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Tiles
  • Wire, nails and building supplies
  • Chart: Hardware Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building companies and tradespeople
  • Retailers
  • Non-residential building companies and tradespeople
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hardware Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hardware Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wesfarmers Limited
  • Table: Wesfarmers Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Hardware Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Diy
  • Do-It-Yourself. This market typically consists of home owners that purchase hardware products and complete their own renovations.
  • Fascia
  • An architectural band that runs horizontally and sits under a roof edge or forms the surface of a cornice.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Wholesale bypass occurs when retailers source products directly from manufacturers or importers.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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