Plumbers’ Merchants Market Report – UK 2018-2022

Plumbers’ Merchants Market Report – UK 2018-2022

The 3rd edition of the 'Plumbers Merchants Market Report - UK 2018-2022' has been published by AMA Research, covering plumbing & drainage (including bathroom products), heating, ventilation & air conditioning, kitchens & bathrooms. The report illustrates the diverse nature of this industry, recent performance and the development of competitive channels such as the Internet and DIY multiples.

Key issues covered in the report:

Detailed assessment of the market - analysis of the market structure and recent developments within the market.

Market prospects to 2022 - market value, opportunities, Brexit etc.
Detailed information - market size, influencing, market factors, key players and merchants' customers.
Analysis by product group - market size, product mix, sector trends and merchants' market share are covered for plumbing & drainage (including bathroom products), heating, ventilation & air conditioning & kitchen furniture, and appliances.

Areas of particular interest:

Analysis of market size and a comprehensive review of key factors and trends influencing the market - impact of construction trends, economic environment, consumer expenditure and purchasing trends - and the likely impact of Brexit etc.
Market performance prospects from 2018 to 2022 - construction forecasts by key end-use market, key influences and development of merchant activities, opportunities etc.
Review of leading national plumbers merchants and other key regional merchants.
Identification of key customer groups in merchants' market - the performance of merchants and DIY multiples, influence of Internet sales.
Review of market structure - supply chain analysis for lightside product distribution.


Leading national merchants - turnover, company structure, review of recent performance, market share.
Regional merchants - identification of key players, turnover, main product areas and branch numbers.
Buying groups - increasing importance in the merchants' market and identification of the main groups.
Merchants' characteristics - product ranges, profitability.
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the merchant sector.


The merchants' market - key characteristics of the market, analysis by value from 2013-2017, trends and forecasts from 2018-2022.
Dominance by national merchants - market mix by merchant type.
Market trends and major factors influencing market development.
Identification of merchants' main customers.
Product pricing trends in the industry.
Review of market structure - lightside product distribution.
Merchants' share of construction output and how this has changed in recent years.


Product groups reviewed: heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing & drainage products, bathroom products and kitchen products.
Product mix for plumbers merchants in 2017.
Analysis by product group - market size 2013-2017, with forecast to 2018 and product mix within each sector. Review of products including recent trends and factors affecting sector.


Key brassware and tap suppliers by product sector - bathroom brassware, kitchen taps, TMVs, kitchen water systems.
Market shares by value of leading bathroom and tap suppliers, including company profile, strengths.
Other key suppliers, by product sector - company profiles of 60+ other suppliers.
Distribution channel shares - merchants, home improvement multiples, kitchen and bathroom retail specialists, online retailers, direct supply, grocery and furniture multiples, department stores etc.
Distribution trends and key companies per channel.

    • Introduction
    • Sources of Information
    • Summary
    • Market Prospects
    • GDP
      • Table GDP Data – 2015-2018 – Key Constituent Elements
    • Inflation & Interest Rates
    • Unemployment
    • Household Consumption
    • Housing & Construction
    • Sterling
      • Table Exchange Rate Fluctuations 2014-2020 - Sterling to The Dollar, And The Euro, Spot Rates
    • Population Profile
    • Conclusions
    • Definition
      • Table Change in Product Category Definitions
    • Market Structure
      • Lightside/Plumbing Product Distribution
    • Market Size and Trends
      • Table UK Plumbers' Merchants Market 2013 - 2022 By Value (£m MerchSP)
      • Table Leading UK Imported Construction Materials 2017 By Value (£m)
    • Merchants' Share of Construction Output
      • Table Plumbers' Merchants Share of UK Construction Output (Excluding Infrastructure) 2013 to 2022 (£Bn)
    • Building and Construction Market Influences
      • Overall Construction Market
      • The Housing Market
        • Table UK Residential Property Transactions Valued at £40k or Above 2013 - 2022
    • Market Share
      • Table Share of the National Merchants Vs Regional/Local Merchants 2001- 2018 (% by Value)
    • Merchant Companies
      • National Merchants
        • Table Key Indicators– Travis Perkins (Plumbing & Heating Division)
        • Table Key Indicators – Wolseley UK
        • Table Key Indicators – Grafton Group
      • Large Regional Merchants
      • Medium and Small Size Regionals
      • Local Merchants
      • Buying Groups
    • Characteristics of Plumbers' merchants
      • Product Range
      • Pricing and Prices
        • Table Change of Price Indices of Selected Construction Materials, Annual Averages 2013-2017 (%)
    • Merchants' Market – SWOT Analysis
      • Table Plumbers' Merchants' Market - SWOT Analysis
    • Merchants' Competitors
    • Merchants' Customers
      • Plumbing and Heating Contractors
        • Table Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Enterprises Registered for VAT & PAYE Employers by Turnover Band 2017
      • Housebuilders/General Builders
        • Table UK Enterprises Involved in the Construction of Buildings Registered for VAT & PAYE Employers by Turnover Band Size 2017
      • Commercial Construction
        • Table Top 10 Contractors in the Education Sector (By Number & Value of Contracts Awarded) 2016-17
      • Mechanical and Electrical Contractors
      • Local Authorities, Public Bodies including HA/RSL/ALMOS
      • Other Customers
    • Product Mix
    • Merchants' Shares by Product
      • Table Plumbers' Merchants' Share of Product Markets (£m MerchSP) 2017
    • Product Trends
      • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
      • Plumbing & Drainage products
        • Table Plumbing and Drainage Materials, Merchant Sales at £m Merchant Selling Prices, 2013 - 2018
      • Bathroom products
        • Table Bathroom Products, Merchant Sales (£m MerchSP) 2013 - 2018
      • Kitchen Products

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