Tough as nails: Revenue continues to build with rising DIY activity and competitive prices

The Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry has exhibited solid growth over the past five years. Strong demand for new homes and a rise in DIY home improvements have fuelled industry revenue growth. Retail sales of hardware and building supplies have also been supported by positive consumer sentiment and declines in the cash rate, which bolstered real household discretionary income and increased consumers' spending power. Hardware and building supplies retailers have also benefited from rising demand from house construction and strong growth in capital expenditure on residential buildings over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $7.9 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Positive consumer sentiment and rising discretionary income have boosted revenue
  • Operators compete on price and scope of offerings to draw customer interest
  • Slowing construction demand and an increasing cash rate are likely to limit revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of industry establishments across regions is highly correlated to that of the population. It is estimated that the regions of Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Canterbury account for 63.2% of industry establishments and 67.5% of the population of New Zealand. Auckland has the largest share with 32.3% of industry establishments. This reflects the fact that the largest market for industry operators are consumers, with establishments distributed across population centres. While booms in construction activity can generate higher sales for retailers, these short- to medium-term factors do not generally contribute to significant shifts in the distribution of establishments between regions, unless they coincide with significant population growth...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on residential buildings and Consumer sentiment index in the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail hardware and building supplies such as tools, timber, paint, plumbing supplies and garden tools. These goods are purchased from wholesalers and sold directly to consumers and tradespeople in store or online. Operators that primarily retail garden supplies such as plants, seeds and soil are excluded from the industry, as are online-only players.

    Industry Products
  • Building supplies
  • Timber
  • Gardening tools
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Other hardware products
  • Tools and equipment
  • 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
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on residential buildings
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from house construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Trading landscape
  • Competition

    and profit

  • Establishments

    and employment

  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading landscape
  • Competition

    and profit

  • Establishments

    and employment

  • Table: Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction in New Zealand
  • Plumbing Services in New Zealand
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hardware Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Timber Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Tools and equipment
  • Timber
  • Building supplies
  • Gardening tools
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Other hardware products
  • Chart: Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • DIY consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Tradespeople
  • DIY consumers aged 55 and over
  • DIY consumers aged 15 to 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bunnings Limited, Fletcher Building Limited,
  • Table: Bunnings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Fletcher Building Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Do-it-yourself renovations are those done by unskilled consumers rather than tradespeople.
  • Pure-Play Online Retailer
  • Retailers that operate online without a bricks-and-mortar store.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Wholesale bypass occurs when retailers source products directly from manufacturers or importers.
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