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The performance of the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling industry has been supported by robust household and business spending over the past five years. However, the industry's performance has also been impeded by its rising exposure to wholesale bypass, as more manufacturers have been bringing wholesaling functions in-house and dealing directly with retailers and the general public. This trend effectively eliminates industry operators from the supply chain and puts downward pressure on furniture prices.Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $677.9 million. This includes an anticipated 2.9% rise in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$678m
Annual Growth 14-19
1.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
1,550
Businesses
333
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is losing market share as more downstream markets deal directly with manufacturers
  • The industry’s rising exposure to wholesale bypass has impeded the pace of expansion
  • Solid demand is expected from the non-residential building market over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling industry’s performance has fluctuated over the past five years. The underlying demand for furniture and floor covering products has been solid, underpinned by favourable trends in the residential and non-residential building markets, along with rising household discretionary incomes. However, industry players have been challenged by the rising incidence of wholesale bypass, in which furniture and floor covering manufacturers internalise the wholesaling function to deal directly with retailers and the general public. This trend effectively excludes wholesalers from the supply chain and puts downward pressure on industry prices and profitability...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from non-residential building construction and Real household discretionary income in the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale blinds, floor coverings, furniture and mattresses. Wholesalers act as the supply link between manufacturers and retailers. The wholesale of ceramic tiles and canvas blinds is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Lounge and dining furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Office and other furniture
  • Carpets
  • Vinyl and other floor coverings
  • Industry Activities
  • Blind wholesaling (except textile)
  • Floor covering wholesaling (except ceramic floor tiles)
  • Furniture wholesaling
  • Mattress wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from residential building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Wholesale bypass

    and profitability

  • Demand trends
  • Structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand drivers
  • Profitability and participation
  • Table: Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction in New Zealand
  • Department Stores in New Zealand
  • Furniture Retailing in New Zealand
  • Floor Coverings Retailing in New Zealand
  • Commercial Property Operators in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Furniture Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Carpets
  • Lounge and dining furniture
  • Vinyl and other floor coverings
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Office and other furniture
  • Chart: Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Businesses and commercial customers
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling 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 Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling 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 Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    B2b
  • Business-to-business (B2B) is the terminology for online (e-commerce) transactions between businesses.
  • Supply Chain
  • A system of organisations, people and resources involved in moving a product from a supplier to the consumer.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The trend for retailers to source products directly from manufacturers and cut wholesalers out of the supply chain.
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