Toy and sporting good wholesalers have had a tough battle over the five years through 2012-13, with sales expected to decline by an annualised 3.1%. The industry's demand is driven by trends in real household disposable income, which affects retail spending and the discretionary buying power of consumers. While disposable income has grown over the past five years, trading conditions across the industry have been hindered by the increasing incidence of wholesale bypass, where retailers opt to purchase products directly from manufacturers. This has enabled retailers to achieve better product margins and take greater control of profit margins.
Operators in this industry wholesale toys, bicycles and bicycle parts, playground equipment, firearms, ammunition, fireworks or sporting equipment (except clothing, footwear and tents). Wholesalers source these products from domestic and international manufacturers and then forward sell them to retailers such as specialist stores, department stores, educational institutions and clubs or associations.
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.