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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Revenue
£28bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.4%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
131,048
Businesses
5,164
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

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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, economy wide, 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

 


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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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