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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 | Oct 2016

Cooling off period: Economic uncertainty is set to reduce demand from key markets

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 plc Wolseley plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 consumer and business confidence falls. Expenditure on home improvements and construction projects therefore is expected to fall in 2016-17, threatening demand for industry operators.

Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.3% and reach £11.6 billion. A... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Market share concentration measures the extent to which the top players dominate an industry. Since it is highly fragmented and there are few dominant players, the Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Equipment Wholesaling industry is considered to have a low level of market share concentration. The top four players in the industry account for an estimated 12.4% of the market. Larger players such as Wolseley have a wider network of warehouses and commercial centres, and secure long-term deals with their clients, giving them more control over the industry. However, the sheer volume of players and intense competition keep concentration down.

The relatively low level of concentration can also be demonstrated by the distribution of the workforce among industry players. Acc.. 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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