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IBISWorld’s Machine Tool Wholesalers 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in construction activity has limited industry falls in the past five years
  • Sales volumes have fallen, leaving wholesalers unable to leverage scale to increase profit margins

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Machine tool wholesalers generally purchase industry goods from manufacturers and onsell these to other businesses and final customers. Most industry players are diverse wholesalers that specialise in a range of products, with machine tools comprising a single product segment. With several key markets, particularly manufacturing and mining, weakening over the past five years, the industry has declined. Furthermore, the ongoing threat of wholesale bypass, where clients purchase their products directly from manufacturers, or directly import these goods has also had a negative effect on the industry...

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    What is the Machine Tool Wholesalers industry?

    The industry is highly fragmented and has a low level of market share concentration. In 2016-17, the four largest firms operating in the industry are estimated to account for approximately 10% of industry revenue. An industry is considered to have a low concentration if the four largest firms have a market share of less than 40% of industry revenue. This low industry concentration characterised the industry over the past five years, and is projected to continue over the five years through 2021-22.

    Although several large companies are active in the industry, industry-related sales only account for a small proportion of industry revenue for these firms. Smaller machine tool manufacturers are also active in the industry to boost the reach of their distribution networks. Alt...

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    Additional Insights for the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment and Demand from manufacturing in the Machine Tool Wholesalers industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Metal-cutting tools
    Metal-forming tools
    Other material-cutting or -forming tools
    Woodworking tools
    Joining tools

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from machinery and scaffolding rental

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream industries
  • Construction industries
  • Profit and other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Changing focus
  • Profitability and other trends
  • Table: Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Customs Agency Services
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Metal-forming tools
  • Metal-cutting tools
  • Other material-cutting or -forming tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Joining tools
  • Chart: Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Construction industries
  • Primary producers and other industries
  • Mining industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Machine Tool Wholesalers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Machine Tool
  • A tool used to shape, form, cut or join materials.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Vertical integration occurs when a company operates across different levels of the supply chain, for example, both manufacturing and distributing products.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Wholesale bypass occurs when retailers source products directly from manufacturers or primary producers, cutting out intermediate levels of the supply chain.
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