The highly competitive Plumbing and Heating Supplies Wholesaling industry has experienced marginal growth, with high interest rates and reduced activity in downstream industries over the past five years. Nevertheless, growth in construction spending from the nonresidential market will likely buoy demand for plumbing products in the five years to 2020. Furthermore, a revival in the housing market will spur demand for industry wholesalers, with homeowners buying plumbing and heating supplies. Still, the continued threat of wholesale bypass will dampen total growth.
Companies in this industry wholesale plumbing supplies (e.g. fixtures and valves), heating equipment (e.g. hot water radiators) and other plumbing fixtures. Industry operators are not involved in wholesaling gas clothes dryers, electric water heaters, electric stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners. Manufacturers that have wholesaling branches are included in this industry.
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.