Wholesalers are taking a beating from overseas competition, with the rising penetration of imports from low-cost countries causing domestic operators to suffer losses. Still, the industry will experience moderate growth, driven by improvements in the residential construction and automobile manufacturing markets.
Firms in this industry wholesale supplies for manufacturing machinery and equipment. Industrial supplies sold in this industry include bearings, industrial containers, crown and closures, printing ink, power transmission supplies, mechanical rubber goods, seals, shipping containers, industrial towels, abrasives, ropes, valves and welding supplies.
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.