In the heat of it
This highly competitive industry has experienced marginal growth, with high interest rates and reduced activity in downstream industries. However, growth in construction spending from the non-residential market will likely buoy demand for plumbing products. 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 (such as fixtures and valves), hydronic heating equipment (such as hot water radiators) and household gas appliances (such as stoves). They are not involved in the wholesaling of gas clothes dryers or electric water heaters, electric stoves, refrigerators and air-conditioners. In addition, manufacturers who have wholesaling branches are also 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.