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Construction Supplies Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Construction Supplies Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.730 | Oct 2016

Demand slows: Industry growth dampened by uncertainty affecting downstream markets

IBISWorld’s Construction Supplies Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Saint-Gobain SA Saint-Gobain SA market share
Travis Perkins plc Travis Perkins plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Construction Supplies Wholesaling industry is made up of both large-scale, multi-branch companies with operations spanning manufacturing and wholesaling, and small-scale independent merchants serving local markets. Operators sell items used in the construction process such as timber, paints and glass. Despite strengthening industry performance in recent years, uncertainty following the EU referendum result is expected to dampen industry growth in 2016-17. Wholesale bypass, which involves manufacturers supplying products directly to retailers and leaving wholesalers out of the supply chain, continues to threaten operators. Through this process, manufacturers can reduce their costs and supply products to the final consumer more quickly... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Timber products

Timber products are the largest product segment stocked by operators in the industry and are expected to account for 27.9% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Timber has a wide range of applications in the construction sector, although it is most commonly used for structural purposes, particularly in the residential construction sector. Timber can also be used for a number of other interior, exterior and ornamental purposes. Timber is estimated to be losing product share as alternatives, such as steel, concrete and plastic, gain popularity. Revenue attributed to this segment has increased in recent years in line with overall rises in both residential and commercial building construction activity over the five years through 2016-17. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

Businesses that operate in this industry carry out distribution operations to either retailers or other users of building and construction materials, except steel and other metals. 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.

Industry Products
Timber productsFloor and wall coveringsPaint, varnish and adhesivesAggregate and cementGlass
Industry Activities
Timber product wholesaling Paint, varnish and adhesive wholesalingAggregate and cement wholesalingFloor and wall coverings wholesalingGlass wholesalingSanitary equipment wholesaling

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