Staying in business: Industry revenue has fallen due to improved economic conditions

The Business Liquidation Services industry has two primary functions: selling the assets of distressed companies and selling excess inventory. As its revenue depends on the failure of other businesses, the industry is countercyclical in nature. A large portion of industry demand is driven by business and personal service providers, construction companies, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Some of these companies use industry services to liquidate stock, while others use industry services for insolvency purposes. Increasing discretionary incomes and retail trade over the past five years have helped curb industry revenue declines over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $441.3 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economic recovery has reduced demand for the industry's services and diminished revenue
  • Demand from the personal and business services market has bolstered industry revenue
  • Business liquidators are likely to generate more revenue from wholesalers over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Business Liquidation Services industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decline at an annualised 1.6% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents an underperformance of overall GDP, which is projected to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. The industry has several countercyclical characteristics and is expected to lag behind GDP growth during favourable economic conditions. However, because every enterprise carries risk, businesses may carry excess inventory or fail even in good times, providing a steady source of demand for business liquidators.The main cause of decline is the rising prominence of online auctions. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Business Liquidation Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Business Liquidation Services Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Established relationships with lenders and administrators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business bankruptcies and Total business profit in the Business Liquidation Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Business Liquidation Services Industry?

    Industry firms offer liquidation services to businesses. Operators generate revenue as a commission on the sale of stock and fixed assets. The industry excludes wholesalers that take inventory risk, and the sale of items consigned by or on behalf of private individuals. The industry also excludes firms that operate through third-party online platforms.

    Industry Products
  • Online auctions
  • Traditional auctions
  • Industry Activities
  • Traditional auctions
  • Online auctions
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business bankruptcies
  • Total business profit
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from retail trade

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • Online shopping
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Potential opportunities
  • Profit trends
  • Lending practices
  • International trade opportunities
  • Table: Business Liquidation Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Business Liquidation Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Retail Trade
  • Accounting Services
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Products & Services
  • Traditional auctions
  • Online auctions
  • Chart: Business Liquidation Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other businesses
  • Business and personal services
  • Construction companies
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Business Liquidation Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Business Liquidation Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Business Liquidation Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pickles Auctions Pty Limited, Eclipx Group Limited,
  • Table: Pickles Auctions Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Eclipx Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Business Liquidation Services 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 Business Liquidation Services 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
  • When a business is forced to restructure or go into liquidation.
  • Insolvency
  • A company's inability to pay its debtors, usually accompanied by liabilities exceeding assets.
  • Overstock
  • Excess stock consigned to the industry for liquidation.
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