The Building Supplies Wholesaling industry sells everything from plumbing supplies and power tools to metal fasteners, awnings, cement, paint and hardware products. Wholesalers in this industry also sell some timber products, such as mouldings, sashes, trusses, cupboards, wardrobes and window units.
The industry currently generates revenue of about $21.5 billion, up by 2.4% on 2011-12, but representing negligible growth by an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2012-13. This falls well short of the pace of expansion in GDP growth (2.4%) and influenced by the divergent trends in the construction markets.
Companies in this industry wholesale hardware and building materials, excluding structural timber products.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.