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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 | Mar 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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Government initiatives are expected to support downstream demand over the next five years
  • Rising demand for office space supports commercial construction activity, boosting industry revenue
  • The introduction of the Heat Networks Investment Project is expected toboost industry revenue
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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

Additional Insights for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from plumbing, heating and air conditioning installation and Total value of construction in the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... 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


    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
  • Demand from plumbing, heating and air conditioning installation
  • Total value of construction
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Demand from hardware and home improvement stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Hard-wearing demand
  • Referendum result
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Pressure on profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Low on confidence
  • Constructing demand
  • Residential funding
  • Profitability
  • Table: Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation
  • Hardware & Home Improvement Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing
  • Fastener & Screw Machine Product Manufacturing
  • Lock & Hinge Manufacturing
  • Tool Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Hand tools
  • Water heaters
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Other equipment
  • Chart: Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction markets
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Major Markets
  • Plumbing and heating contractors
  • Other construction contractors
  • Hardware retailers
  • Other retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment 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
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wolseley UK Ltd
    Travis Perkins plc
  • Table: Wolseley UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Travis Perkins plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment 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 Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Fasteners
  • Fasteners are used to connect two objects. Examples include nuts and bolts.
  • Rmi Market
  • The market for renovations, maintenance and improvement of property, also known as the home improvements market.
  • Water Heater
  • A heater and storage tank that supplies heated water to a building.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A trend whereby retailers purchase directly from manufacturers, without going through wholesalers.

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    This report on Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment 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 Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment 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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