A slow grind: Revenue is expected to fall 2017-18 as economic uncertainty limits business spending

The Machine Tool Wholesaling industry supplies a variety of machine tools to the manufacturing, construction, mining and forestry industries, amongst others. The industry began on a high base in 2012-13, after two years of strong recovery from the downturn of the previous five-year period. Industry revenue expansion is expected to have continued over the five years through 2017-18, supported by a number of major civil engineering projects and strong growth in the residential construction sector. This has been driven by rising house prices, which has drawn investment into residential housebuilding. However, demand from the mining, oil and gas industries was weak over the past five years due to falling commodity prices...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

  • Falling business capital expenditure is expected to cause industry revenue to decline in 2017-18
  • Weak demand from the mining sector has somewhat restricted industry growth
  • The introduction of trade barriers may result in manufacturing firms moving abroad, reducing demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Machine Tool Wholesaling industry has a low level of market concentration. The four largest companies are expected to account for only 9.7% of industry revenue in 2017-18. There are many small-scale firms that serve local markets and very few firms engage in wide-scale distribution across the United Kingdom.The industry is highly fragmented, since 81.7% of establishments employed fewer than 10 people in 2016 and just 8.6% employed 20 or more. This illustrates that the majority of machine tool wholesaling businesses operate on a small scale. Part of the reason for this is the lack of differentiation in the service that firms have been able to offer. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Downstream demand from manufacturing in the Machine Tool Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry?

    Firms in this industry sell machine tools that are used to cut, join or form metal and other rigid materials.

    Industry Products
  • Metal-cutting tools
  • Metal-forming tools
  • Joining tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Other material cutting or forming tools
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling metal-cutting tools
  • Wholesaling metal-forming tools
  • Wholesaling metal-joining tools
  • Wholesaling woodcarving tools
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Total value of construction
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
  • Demand from hard coal mining
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
  • Sharpening up
  • Grinding down
  • Weakening investment
  • Profit performance and consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • Technological advances
  • Profitability
  • Table: Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Forestry & Logging
  • Hard Coal Mining
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Residential Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacture of Other Machine Tools
  • Metal Forming Machinery Manufacturing

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Construction companies
  • Mining, oil and gas companies
  • Other
  • Forestry and woodworking companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, utilities and rentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Machine Tool Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Machine Tool 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 Machine Tool 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
  • A machine tool that rotates a working material so it can be cut, sanded or drilled.
  • Milling Machine
  • A machine that removes metal from an object by working it using a rotating circular cutter.
  • Soldering
  • A process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting a filler metal into the joint.
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