On hold: Mixed demand from downstream markets leads to slow industry growth

The Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Telecommunications and other electrical goods wholesalers provide a range of products to downstream markets. Many of the industry's products are used in buildings, and engineering and telecommunications projects. Furthermore, the industry wholesales products for use by businesses and households. Operators in the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling industry have experienced mixed fortunes over the past five years. Advancements in communications and electronics technology have boosted demand for certain industry products, such as smartphones. Simultaneously, improved technology has reduced demand for other industry products, such as photocopiers and photographic equipment. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.3%...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays low market share concentration, with the four largest operators projected to account for under 25% of industry revenue in 2016-17. There are numerous products in the industry, wholesaled by many firms, making it hard for operators to gain a significant foothold in the whole industry. While concentration is low overall, it can be moderate or high in some product segments. For example, Apple is a significant wholesaler of smartphones and its strong presence in the telecommunications equipment and goods downstream market makes it the only player in the industry with over 5.0% market share. Market share concentration has risen slightly over the past five years, largely due to Apple's market share increases.


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Industry Products

What is the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry?

The Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling industry comprises establishments that wholesale electrical, electronic or communications equipment. The industry distributes many types of products, including equipment used to generate and distribute electricity, light bulbs, light fittings, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment and communication equipment.

Industry Products
Other electronic equipment and components
Telecommunications equipment and goods
Electrical equipment
Photocopiers and photographic equipment
Industry Activities
Commercial air conditioning and refrigeration equipment wholesaling
Alarm system wholesaling
Battery, electric cable and electric wire wholesaling
Electric light bulb or tube wholesaling
Communications equipment wholesaling, including mobile phones and telephones
Switchgear and distribution electrical equipment wholesaling
Industrial electronic equipment wholesaling
Motor and generator wholesaling
Sound recording or reproducing equipment wholesaling
Photocopying and camera wholesaling

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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