Floored: Wholesale bypass trends will continue constraining the industry's performance

IBISWorld’s Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling in New Zealand 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling industry has been significantly impeded over the past five years by its increasing exposure to wholesale bypass. Wholesale bypass is the practice whereby retailers or other downstream markets source products directly from manufacturers or import agents, which effectively eliminates the need for wholesalers.

Despite the negative effects of wholesale bypass, the industry has benefited from favourable trends in household and business spending over the past five years, along with stronger demand for furniture and floor coverings for installation in new housing and non-residential buildings. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $680.5...

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

The industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Demand conditions in the general economy, and building construction trends are the main drivers of the industry's long-term performance. The incidence of wholesale bypass, which sees retailers increasingly sourcing furniture and floor coverings directly from manufacturers, is expected to constrain the long-term pace of industry expansion.

Industry value added, which indicates the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to grow by an annualised 1.3% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This growth rate lags behind growth in New Zealand's GDP, which is projected to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the same period. Alt...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Lounge and dining furniture
Bedroom furniture
Office and other furniture
Vinyl and other floor coverings

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
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
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Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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