Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling in New Zealand market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 has a moderate level of capital intensity. Furniture and floor covering wholesalers must handle, store and transport bulky and often heavy products that require the application of capital equipment. The industry invests in delivery vehicles, automated shelving and storage systems, materials handling equipment (e.g. forklifts) and computerised inventory systems. The industry also requires substantial labour input for the sourcing of products, marketing and customer relations, and warehousing tasks associated with the handling and distribution of products.

The capital depreciation to labour cost ratio indicates the industry's capital intensity, relative to the general economy. Wage costs are expected to account for 13.0% o...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Lounge and dining furniture
Bedroom furniture
Office and other furniture
Carpets
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
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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