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Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.480 | May 2016

All that glitters: Resilient demand for luxury watches has provided a glimmer of hope

IBISWorld’s Watch & Jewellery 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
The Rolex Watch Company Ltd The Rolex Watch Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The strong performance of the luxury watch market has supported demand for the segment
  • While cheaper quartz watch sales have declined, demand for high-quality mechanical watches has soared
  • Rising consumer confidence and real disposable income are expected to prop up downstream retail sales
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Watch and Jewellery Wholesaling industry has lost some of its sparkle over the past five years. Subdued economic conditions and low disposable income growth resulted in weak consumer demand over much of the period. This was particularly evident at the start of the five years through 2016-17, leading to a damaging effect on watch and jewellery sales, which are highly discretionary in nature. Companies in the industry also faced an increasing trend towards wholesale bypass. During the five years through 2016-17, revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.1% as wholesale bypass continues. In 2016-17, industry revenue is anticipated to increase by 1% to £1.6 billion due to stronger demand conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Watch and Jewellery Wholesaling industry has lost its lustre over the past five years. The industry is affected by downstream demand from retailers, which is in turn affected by household disposable income levels, unemployment and consumer sentiment. Due to jewellery and watches being considered highly discretionary items, demand declined as economic conditions stagnated at the beginning of the five years through 2016-17. However, companies distributing luxury products in the United Kingdom were the exception to this as sales of super-premium watches and fine jewellery defied the subdued economic climate.

Companies in the industry also faced an increasing trend of wholesale bypass over the period. Dur.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to alter goods and services supplied in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from jewellery and watch stores and Real household disposable income in the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in the industry wholesale watches, clocks, fine jewellery and imitation jewellery. More specifically, operators wholesale jewellery products such as rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. These may be manufactured from a variety of raw materials such as gold, silver, platinum, plastic, glass or wood.

    Industry Products
    Watches and clocksImitation jewelleryFine gold jewelleryFine platinum jewelleryFine silver jewellery
    Industry Activities
    watches and clocksimitation jewelleryjewellery made from precious metalsringsnecklaces and pendantsearringsbracelets

    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 jewellery and watch stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • World price of gold
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Losing its lustre
  • Profit margins
  • Wholesale bypass
  • High-end watches
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving conditions
  • Competition
  • Product trends
  • Table: Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Jewellery & Watch Stores
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Manufacture of Imitation Jewellery and Related Articles
  • Products & Services
  • Fine gold jewellery
  • Watches and clocks
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Fine platinum jewellery
  • Fine silver jewellery
  • Other
  • Chart: Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Specialised jewellery stores
  • Other
  • Department stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Stalls and markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Watch & Jewellery 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
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Rolex Watch Company Ltd
  • Table: The Rolex Watch Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Watch & Jewellery 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 Watch & Jewellery 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 measure of the purity of gold.
  • Hallmark
  • A mark on jewellery that indicates the item has met a standard of purity.
  • Palladium
  • A silvery-white coloured precious metal similar in appearance to platinum.

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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
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