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Machine Tool Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Machine Tool Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.620 | Dec 2016

Cutting demand: Economic uncertainty is expected to cause revenue to fall in 2016-17

IBISWorld’s Machine Tool 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Uncertain manufacturers are likely to limit investment into new machine tools
  • The depreciation of the pound in the current year is expected to curtail recent growth in profit margins
  • Demand for laser-orientated machine tools is expected to support industry growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Machine Tool Wholesaling industry supplies a variety of machine tools to the manufacturing, construction, mining and forestry companies amongst others. Although the industry contracted significantly immediately before the five-year period through 2016-17, it was quick to recovery, benefiting from the revival of downstream manufacturing and construction sectors. The industry has also benefited from a number of major civil engineering projects, as well as strong growth in the residential construction sector over the past five years. This has been driven by an increase in house prices, which has drawn investment into residential housebuilding. Mining, oil and gas industries provided weak demand over the past five years, due to falling commodity prices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Machine Tool Wholesaling industry is estimated to be in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.3% over the decade through 2021-22. Over the same period the UK economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3%. Despite industry revenue being expected to grow over the five years through 2016-17, the number of industry operators has fallen. This represents a degree of industry consolidation, as wholesalers have lost ground to manufacturers. More and more manufacturers are distributing their own products, bypassing specialist wholesalers.

Additionally, the products sold by industry operators are generally similar, and there has been little scope for differentiation. How.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Downstream demand from manufacturing in the Machine Tool Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry?

    Firms in this industry sell machine tools that are used to cut, join or form metal and other rigid materials.

    Industry Products
    Metal-cutting toolsMetal-forming toolsJoining toolsWoodworking toolsOther material cutting or forming tools
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling metal-cutting toolsWholesaling metal-forming toolsWholesaling metal-joining toolsWholesaling woodcarving 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
  • Industrial production index
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Total value of construction
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
  • Demand from hard coal mining
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Sharpening up
  • Grinding down
  • Profit performance and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • Technological advances
  • Profitability
  • Table: Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Forestry & Logging
  • Hard Coal Mining
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacture of Other Machine Tools
  • Metal Forming Machinery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Metal-cutting tools
  • Metal-forming tools
  • Joining tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Other material cutting or forming tools
  • Chart: Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Construction companies
  • Mining, oil and gas companies
  • Other
  • Forestry and woodworking companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Machine Tool 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, utilities and rent
  • Transportation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Machine Tool Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Machine Tool Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Machine Tool 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 Machine Tool 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
  • A machine tool that rotates a working material so it can be cut, sanded or drilled.
  • Milling Machine
  • A machine that removes metal from an object by working it using a rotating circular cutter.
  • Soldering
  • A process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting a filler metal into the joint.

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    • 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
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