A rebound in construction activity and the growing trend toward energy-efficiency will support electrical equipment wholesalers in the coming years. New building construction and federally funded highway and street construction will increase demand for products like light fixtures and wiring. Meanwhile, because of concerns about climate change, consumers will demand greener electrical products like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which are cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
This industry includes firms primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of electrical construction materials; wiring supplies; electric light fixtures; light bulbs; security systems; electrical power equipment for the generation, transmission, distribution, or control of electric energy (including switchboards, circuit breakers, switches and fuses). This industry does not wholesale electronic components (see IBISWorld report 42169).
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.