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Operators in the Construction Supplies Wholesaling industry distribute building materials and products ranging from structural timber to finishing paints and varnishes. Industry performance is largely dependent on activity in the construction sector and demand from hardware retailers, construction contractors and tradespeople in the residential and non-residential segments.Over the five years through 2018, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.3%. Growth has been triggered by government policy to increase housing supply and rising demand from the DIY and home renovation, maintenance and improvement segments...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from the commercial market has supported revenue growth over the past five years
  • Demand from the non-residential construction market has supported industry revenue growth
  • Increasing renovation activity is expected to support revenue growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry is expected to have a low level of market share concentration. In 2018, IBISWorld estimates the top four players in the industry to account for just 22.2% of industry revenue. The four largest companies are the Grafton Group plc, Travis Perkins plc, SIG Trading (Ireland) Ltd and the Home Project Centre Ltd.Despite the presence of several medium- and large-scale wholesalers, the industry mainly consists of small, geographically dispersed firms that service narrow regional or product markets. Most of the major players have expanded their market shares by pushing into new geographic and product markets through the bolt-on acquisition of competitors...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and residential building construction index in the Construction Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Construction Supplies Wholesaling in Ireland Industry?

    Industry operators distribute goods to either retailers or other users of building and construction materials. The products sold are the materials that go into a construction, rather than the tools used for construction. Businesses may also have manufacturing or retailing operations, though industry revenue only reflects the wholesale function. The industry does not include the wholesaling of steel and other metals.

    Industry Products
  • Timber products
  • Aggregate and cement
  • Glass
  • Paint, varnish and adhesives
  • Floor and wall coverings
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Timber product wholesaling
  • Aggregate and cement wholesaling
  • Glass wholesaling
  • Paint, varnish and adhesive wholesaling
  • Floor and wall coverings wholesaling
  • Sanitary equipment wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • residential building construction index
  • Demand from hardware and home improvement stores
  • Business sentiment index
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
    Residential constructionRenovation, maintenance and improvement activityNon-residential construction activityRevenue threatsMarket structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Residential activityRenovation, maintenance and home improvementNon-residential activityCompetitive landscape and profit
  • Table: Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hardware & Home Improvement Stores in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland
  • Building Construction in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Plaster Product Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Timber products
  • Aggregate and cement
  • Glass
  • Other products
  • Paint, varnish and adhesives
  • Floor and wall coverings
  • Chart: Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building contractors
  • Non-residential building contractors
  • Trade retail outlets
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Construction Supplies Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Grafton Group plc, Travis Perkins plc,
  • Table: Grafton Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Travis Perkins plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling 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 Construction Supplies Wholesaling 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
    Purchasing Managers Index (Pmi)
  • The Purchasing Managers' Index is an indicator of economic health for construction, manufacturing and service sectors.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers. Wholesale activities are commonly owned by manufacturers or retailers.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • When downstream markets source products directly from manufacturers or importers.
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