Stalling: Weak demand from automotive manufacturing has caused revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Machine Tool Wholesalers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


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 in the declining phase of its life cycle. Industry valued added (the industry's contribution to national GDP) is forecast to decrease at an annualised 0.1% over the ten years through 2021-22. This is in contrast to the forecast annualised GDP growth rate of 2.5% over the same period. This shows that the industry will account for a smaller proportion of the national economy in 2021-22 than it did in 2011-12. Despite stronger downstream demand in the five years through 2021-22, the industry is still expected to be in the decline phase of its life cycle.

The industry decline is primarily caused by diminishing demand from downstream industries in the past five years. A l...

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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 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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