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Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.740 | Apr 2017

Losing heat: Industry growth is expected to slow over the next five years in the face of uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment 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
Travis Perkins plc Travis Perkins plc market share
Wolseley UK Ltd Wolseley UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£14bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
60,490
Businesses
3,360
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Equipment Wholesaling industry provides construction supplies such as plumbing fixtures, hand tools and boilers to construction contractors and hardware stores. This means its performance is largely based on the economic performance of these downstream markets. The UK electorate's decision to leave the European Union is expected to damage the performance of these markets in the current year, as both consumer and business confidence fall. Expenditure on home improvements and construction projects is expected to decline in 2016-17 as a result, constraining industry demand.

Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.1% to reach £13.8 billion. A... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Equipment Wholesaling industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, with industry value added forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.7% over the 10 years through 2021-22 while UK GDP is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period.

The products sold by industry operators have remained relatively similar over the five years through 2016-17, with only minor changes for improved efficiency. As a result, most supplies sold in the industry have established markets. New products tend to be environmentally friendly versions of existing products, and firms are expected to expand their offering of such goods over coming years in line with an increase in environmental awareness. Add.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in this industry wholesale a wide variety of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies. This includes locks, water heaters, fittings and fixtures, and tools such as hammers and screwdrivers.

Industry Products
Hand toolsFixtures and fittingsWater heatersPlumbing fixturesOther equipment
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling hardwareWholesaling fixtures and fittingsWholesaling water heatersWholesaling tools


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