Overview

Poorly equipped: Reduced investment in mines and infrastructure projects drives down revenue

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry have faced turbulent demand conditions over the past five years, corresponding with the boom and bust of investment in resource developments. Mining investment surged to an unprecedented high in 2012-13. However, the subsequent scaling back of investment with the weakening of commodity prices has contributed to a dramatic decline in the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 8.2% over the five years through 2016-17, largely due to the slump in equipment sales to the Mining division and for use in infrastructure construction projects. Industry revenue is anticipated to contract by 0.6% in 2016-17, to $7.7 billion...

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What is the Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry?

Operators in the Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry have experienced volatile conditions following the collapse of the mining investment boom that began in the late 2000s. Industry sales to the Mining division surged to an unprecedented peak in 2012-13. The industry also benefitted from strong demand from downstream non-building infrastructure construction markets, particularly for pipelines, power generation and rail infrastructure. Demand from many of these segments contracted sharply, contributing to significant industry declines over much of the past five-year period. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 8.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $7.7 billion. This includes an anticipated 40.7% c...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Conveyors
Industrial trucks
Hoists and cranes
Loading platforms
Storage and handling equipment
Other equipment
Examples of brands in this Industry
Hastings Deering
Komatsu
WesTrac Pty Ltd
Bucyrus
Caterpillar

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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