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Electrical Wholesale Market Report – Western Europe 2015-2019 Analysis

AMA Research have published the 6th edition of the report 'Electrical Wholesale Market Report – Western Europe 2015-2019 Analysis'. This report incorporates original input and primary research, and represents an up-to-date and perceptive review of several key European markets. It includes a review of recent market trends and forecasts for the western european electrical wholesale market over the next few years.

Countries individually reviewed include:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
Key areas of insight include:
  • BROAD ASSESSMENT OF THIS €25+ BILLION MARKET - with a review of Electrical Wholesale market size, recent trends, key market influences, current and future developments - with medium term forecasts to 2019.
  • CONSTRUCTION/ECONOMY – trends and forecasts in each country, impact of credit crisis, variable performances between key markets.
  • WHOLESALE MARKET STRUCTURE – market structure in each country, recent changes etc.
  • BUYING GROUPS – major players, shares, address details etc.
  • FUTURE PROSPECTS – forecasts of developments up to 2019.
Key areas covered in the report include:

ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE MARKET IN WESTERN EUROPE
  • Overall size & structure of West European market – including the UK.
  • Market size for France, Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands.
  • Market trends since 2009 and forecasts of future developments up to 2019.
  • Wholesaler market structure analysis – key variations between countries.
  • Key Wholesalers – market shares, international, local operations.
  • Buying Groups – key players, shares, recent changes etc.
  • Key supplier profiles for each country.
  • Key market issues & influencing factors – recent changes, acquisitions, market consolidation etc.
  • Comparisons with UK market – size, trends, structure etc.
  • Future prospects – impact of current EU financial crisis in 2015, longer term prospects etc.
  • Overview of international operations of major groups – Sonepar, Rexel, Solar.
  • Sources of further information, contact details.
ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
  • General economic overview and introduction.
  • Demographic profiling.
  • Economic background - historical context, future prospects.
  • Construction activity levels – recent trends and future prospects.
  • Housing market – recent activity and future trends.
SAMPLE LIST OF CHARTS FROM FRANCE SECTION OF THE REPORT
  • Comparison of Key Economic Indicators – France, Germany & UK – 2014.
  • European Union – Electrical Wholesale Market by Major Country 2014 – Germany, France, Uk, Belgium/Netherlands, Others.
  • GDP at Market Prices – 2010-2014.
  • GDP Real Growth & Forecasts - 2014-2016.
  • Consumer Price Index - 2010-2014.
  • Consumer Spending - 2010-2014.
  • Construction Market Value - 2010-2015.
  • Construction Market in France - Sector Breakdown 2013.
  • Typical Average Mix of Product Sales – 2014 Estimates by Value.
  • France – Electrical Wholesale Market 2010 -2019 (€ Million).
  • France – Electrical Wholesale Market 2010-2019 (€Bn).
  • France – Market Share of Major Suppliers - 2014.


While the EU economy is experiencing a difficult period in 2014-15, there have been significant differences in the performance of construction markets in different countries. The Electrical Wholesale market is largely dependent on construction and home improvement activity and has experienced mixed fortunes over the last 2-3 years, with variable prospects up to 2019. In addition, each country has seen some restructuring and the sector has become much more concentrated in general, though there are still major differences between key countries.

The overall electrical wholesale market within the European Union countries (excluding recent accession countries) is estimated to be worth around €30-32 billion according to our definition. This figure is similar to the market size in 2012, though there have been changes within individual markets. Germany represents the largest electrical wholesale market within the European Union. In all countries, the ‘national’ players dominate the electrical wholesale market by value in 2014 – typically with shares of over 65% for the top 2/3 players.

The key trend in the market is the continuing rationalisation of the sector, with further acquisitions consolidating the dominant positions of Rexel and Sonepar across the markets covered by this analysis, and further afield. Both Sonepar and Rexel have also continued to expand their operations in less mature markets in developing economies. One important development in the last year is that Sonepar have entered the UK market with the acquisition of Routeco in 2014.

While 2015-16 is likely to be a difficult period with all countries affected to some extent, medium term prospects are generally relatively optimistic. Broadly, forecasts over the next few years in the electrical wholesaling market indicate modest recovery, reflecting a combination of increases in new housebuilding levels and a steady recovery in consumer spending feeding through into rising demand for electrical products in the medium term. New market opportunities are also emerging with the electrical sector adopting variable levels of involvement in renewable energy, home automation, while IT/communications also continues to attract significant investment. Conversely, external threats to the sector have grown with a switch to offsite manufacturing in some countries and a growing focus on modularity in areas such as wiring and circuit breakers for example.

Companies Mentioned

Sonepar, Rexel, Solar.

  • INTRODUCTION AND MARKET OVERVIEW
    • Table Comparison of Key Economic Indicators - France, Germany & UK - 2014
  • FRANCE
    • SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS
      • SUMMARY
      • FUTURE PROSPECTS
    • GENERAL & ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
      • General Background
      • Economic Background
        • Table GDP at Market Prices - 2010-2014
        • Table GDP Real Growth & Forecasts 2014-2016
        • Table Consumer Price Index 2010-2014
        • Table Consumer Spending 2010-2014
      • Construction
        • Table Construction Market Value 2010-2015
        • Table Construction Market in France Sector Breakdown 2013
      • The Housing Market
        • Table France - House Starts 2010-2014
    • ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS MARKET IN FRANCE
      • Market Size
        • Table France - Electrical Wholesale Market 2010 -2019 (€million)
      • Electrical Wholesale Market Structure
      • Key Companies
        • Table France - Market Share of Major Suppliers - 2014
    • SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION
  • GERMANY
    • SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS
      • SUMMARY
      • FUTURE PROSPECTS
    • GENERAL & ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
      • General Background
      • Economic Background
        • Table Germany - GDP 2010-2014
        • Table Germany - GDP Growth and Forecasts 2014-2016
        • Table Consumer Price Index 2010-2014
        • Table Consumer Spending 2010-2014
      • Construction
        • Table Construction Market Value 2010-2014
        • Table New Build Construction Market in Germany 1997-2014
        • Table RMI Construction Market in Germany 1997-2014
      • The Housing Market
        • Table Number of Completions - New Dwellings 1997-2014
    • ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS MARKET IN GERMANY
      • Market Size
        • Table Germany - Electrical Wholesale Market Size and Forecasts: 2010-2019 (€billions)
      • Electrical Wholesale Market Structure
      • Key Companies
        • Table Germany - Market Share of Major Wholesalers 2014
        • Table Sonepar Deutschland Turnover 2008-2013
        • Table Würth Electrical Wholesale Division Turnover 2010-2014
    • SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION
  • BELGIUM
    • SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS
      • SUMMARY
      • FUTURE PROSPECTS
    • GENERAL & ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
      • General Background
      • Economic Background
        • Table Belgium - GDP at Market and Constant Prices 2010-2014
        • Table Belgium - GDP Growth & Forecasts 2014 - 16
        • Table Consumer Price Index* 2010-2014
        • Table Consumer Spending 2010 - 2014 (Volume)
      • Construction
        • Table Construction Market Value 2010-2014
        • Table Housing/Non-Housing Construction 2010-2014 Building Permits Issued
      • The Housing Market
        • Table Dwelling Starts 2010-2014
    • ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS MARKET IN BELGIUM
      • Market Size
      • Electrical Wholesale Market Size
        • Table Belgium - Electrical Wholesale Market Size and Forecasts 2010-2019
      • Key Companies
        • Table Belgium - Market Share of Leading Wholesalers 2014 by Value
    • SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION
  • THE NETHERLANDS
    • SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS
      • SUMMARY
      • FUTURE PROSPECTS
    • GENERAL & ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
      • General Background
      • Economic Background
        • Table Netherlands - GDP 2010-2014
        • Table Netherlands - GDP Volume Growth & Forecasts 2014 - 2016
        • Table Netherlands Harmonised Consumer Price Index 2010-2014
        • Table Netherlands Consumer Spending % change year on year 2010-2014
      • Construction
        • Table Construction Market in the Netherlands By Value 2010-2014
        • Table Dwellings - Construction Completed 2009-2014
    • THE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS MARKET IN THE NETHERLANDS
      • Market Overview
        • Table Netherlands - Electrical Wholesale Market Size and Forecasts 2010-2019 (€millions)
      • Electrical Wholesale Market Structure
      • Key Companies
        • Table Netherlands - Market Share of Major Wholesalers 2014
    • SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION
  • APPENDIX REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
    • REXEL
      • Table Rexel Group Turnover 2010-2014
    • SOLAR
      • Table Solar Group Turnover 2010 - 2014
      • Table Solar Group Turnover 2013 - 2014 Breakdown by Group Company
    • SONEPAR
      • Table Sonepar Group Turnover 2010-2014

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