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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 | May 2017

Firm foundations: The industry has performed well, despite uncertainty in the current year

The Construction Supplies Wholesaling 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Grafton Group plc Grafton Group plc market share
Saint-Gobain SA Saint-Gobain SA market share
SIG plc SIG plc market share
Travis Perkins plc Travis Perkins plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue has grown due to rising construction activity, supported by government investment
  • Demand from the repair, maintenance and improvement market has improved over the period
  • Large-scale government investment schemes are anticipated to boost demand over the coming five years
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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. Industry performance has been strong in recent years, although uncertainty following the EU referendum result is expected to dampen commercial construction activity and weigh on revenue in 2017-18. Despite this, the construction sector has proved more resilient than initially forecast, and any negative effects brought about by the EU referendum result are expected to be relatively short-lived... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Construction Supplies Wholesaling industry has moderate barriers to entry. The distribution of building materials requires large distribution facilities. The high cost of such facilities may deter some firms from entering the industry. However, in general the industry is considered to have a low level of capital intensity. While considerable initial capital outlay is required to establish a new storage centre, annual capital costs are minor for the industry.

The pre-existence of distribution networks between operators and suppliers may in some cases be considered a barrier to entry. Existing operators benefit from their relationships with suppliers. A number of incumbent firms have strong relationships with downstream markets. The.. 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

  • Having a clear market position
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Construction materials price index and Demand from commercial building construction in the Construction Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Construction materials price index
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Total value of construction
  • Demand from hardware and home improvement stores
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • Rocky start
  • Government initiatives
  • Home improvements
  • Resilience in the face of uncertainty
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Blueprints for growth
  • Consolidation activity
  • Supply and demand
  • Table: Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Hardware & Home Improvement Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing
  • Flat Glass Manufacturing
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Timber products
  • Aggregate and cement
  • Other
  • Paint, varnish and adhesives
  • Floor and wall coverings
  • Glass
  • Chart: Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • The value of construction
  • Other factors
  • Major Markets
  • Residential building contractors
  • Non-residential building contractors
  • Trade retail outlets
  • Other retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Travis Perkins plc
    Saint-Gobain SA
    Grafton Group plc
    SIG plc
  • Table: Travis Perkins plc - financial performance
  • Table: Saint-Gobain SA - financial performance
  • Table: Grafton Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: SIG plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Construction Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Stands for do-it-yourself. This market typically consists of homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • Screeding
  • The act of levelling a wall or ceiling surface in plasterwork.
  • 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 retailers source products directly from manufacturers or importers.

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    This report on Construction Supplies Wholesaling:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Construction Supplies Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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