The Hardware Wholesaling industry sells a range of products, including power tools, metal fasteners, cement and paint. Industry wholesalers also sell some building products, such as roofing materials, bricks, tiles, doors, windows, sand, paint and plaster. Demand for these products across the industry's major markets has varied over the past five years. Industry revenue is estimatedto increase at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach $15.8 billion.
Rising discretionary income has encouraged households to complete DIY home improvement projects and renovations over the past five years, which has assisted downstream hardware and building supplies retailers.
Companies in the industry primarily wholesale a range of hardware products including building supplies, tools, doors and windows. The industry excludes firms that wholesale timber and plumbing 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.