Losing its shine: Wholesale bypass has been constraining industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Wholesale bypass has affected trading conditions across the industry, limiting revenue growth
  • Manufacturers and retailers have been increasingly bypassing merchant jewellery wholesalers
  • Industry consolidation will likely increase profit margins as unprofitable firms exit the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling industry has grown moderately over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to $1.8 billion. Rising real household discretionary income over this period has boosted demand for luxury industry products, such as loose gemstones and fine jewellery. Demand has been particularly strong from high-income consumers, who are less price sensitive when buying upmarket products. However, volatile consumer sentiment has slightly constrained revenue growth over the past five years, as many consumers have limited their spending on goods such as low- and mid-range watches and jewellery. In 2017-18, consumer sentiment and demand from watch and jewellery retailers are expected to decline...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Jewellery and watch wholesalers are typically located in close proximity to major downstream markets and shipping ports. The industry's major markets, jewellery retailers (including independent and chain store operators) and department stores, tend to be located in urban areas with high population density, such as Sydney and Melbourne. Being located close to downstream markets allows wholesalers to be more responsive in changing their stock to follow trends and suit the needs of retailers and consumers. Proximity to domestic jewellery manufacturers also gives wholesalers a competitive advantage as they can maintain closer relationships with designers and jewellers involved in the production process. Mos..

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    Additional Insights for the Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Level of competition existing in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from watch and jewellery retailing and Real household discretionary income in the Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale jewellery, watches or clocks (including parts), and precious stones or precious metals. Businesses that primarily wholesale fashion jewellery not made with precious metals or gemstones are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Fine jewellery
    Watches, clocks and other items
    Precious stones jewellery
    Industry Activities
    Clock wholesaling
    Gem stone wholesaling
    Fine jewellery wholesaling
    Precious metal wholesaling
    Watch or clock part wholesaling
    Watch 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 watch and jewellery retailing
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • World price of gold
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Profit margins
  • Consumer preferences
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Profit and competition
  • Trading landscape
  • Table: Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Watch and Jewellery Retailing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fine jewellery
  • Precious stones jewellery
  • Watches, clocks and other items
  • Chart: Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Chain store watch and jewellery retailers
  • Independent watch and jewellery retailers
  • Department stores
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    AD Astra Holdings Pty LimitedSwatch Group (Australia) Pty Limited
  • Table: AD Astra Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Swatch Group (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Jewellery and Watch 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 Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A unit of weight in gemstones or unit of measurement that measures the purity of gold, with pure gold being 24 carat.
  • Fine Jewellery
  • Items made of precious metals, precious and semi-precious gemstones.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores.
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