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Tool Distribution Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis

The fourth edition of the 'Tool Distribution Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' provides an informed and up-to-date review of this complex and fragmented market, and includes a review of recent market trends and forecasts of sector developments up to 2021.

Key issues covered in the report include:

Detailed market assessment - hand and power portable tools used in the building, DIY and construction industries, as well as domestic garden tools.
Recent market performance and forecasts through to 2021.
Key distribution channels - review of channel shares, fragmentation, trends etc.
Analysis by product group - market size, key trends and recent changes, product mix and distribution.

Areas of particular interest include:

Analysis of the hand and power tools market, market size and development 2012 to 2017 and forecasts to 2021. Key market influences driving current and future performance of the market.
Identification of key distribution channels - Home Improvement Multiples, Industrial Products Distributors, Tool Specialists, Builders Merchants, 'others' - review of channel shares, trends etc.
Distribution channel development - shift to Omni channel, growth of Screwfix / Toolstation, increasing influence of the Internet; development of other channels, e.g. builders merchants, home improvement multiples, electrical wholesalers, etc.
Review of key players in 'tool distribution' market - operations and activity in the market. The strength of Kingfisher, Travis Perkins group operations etc.
Review of key product groups - driving, drilling & breaking tools, cutting & grinding tools, carpentry & woodworking tools, and garden tools - product sector sizes, review of major sectors, trends in power and hand tools, distribution channel shares by product group etc.

The Tool Distribution Market

Tool distribution market - key characteristics of the market, analysis by value from 2012-2016, with forecasts to 2021.
Market structure - analysis of suppliers, distributors, buying groups, contractors and end-users.
Market trends and factors influencing market development - legislation, construction trends, housebuilding & RMI forecasts up to 2021.
Market shares of key distribution channels - Key channels, shares, product mix, recent trends & changes in distribution, buying trends etc. Overview of key groups (Kingfisher, Travis Perkins etc).
Home Improvement Multiples - sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players - B&Q, Homebase, Wickes etc.
Industrial/Consumable Products Distributors - sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players profiles e.g. Screwfix, Machine Mart, Cromwell Tools, Brammer, etc.
Tool Specialists - overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players, e.g. Toolstation, Toolbank, Axminster Power Tool Centre etc.
Builders & Plumbers Merchants - sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players' profiles.
Internet/Catalogue/Mail Order - key players, development of this channel.
Other channels - e.g. garden centres, independent hardware/ DIY stores, electrical wholesalers, etc.

Products and Suppliers

Product groups reviewed: driving, drilling & breaking tools, cutting & grinding tools, carpentry & woodworking tools, and garden tools - product sector value mix and recent trends.
Market shares of professional & DIY tools, power & hand tools and cordless & corded power tools. Overview of trends, changes and future prospects, market maturity.
Analysis by product group - market size 2012-2017 for each product sector and trends, influences etc. Key manufacturers and distribution channel mix for each product group.
Overall sector sizes for each product group, mix between channels.
Estimated shares in 2016 of the main product groups by the key channels.

Market Prospects

Forecast of market development - short term prospects in 2017 and medium term prospects up to 2021.
Positive and negative factors affecting the market - performance of UK economy, housebuilding & non-domestic construction (including private and public sector performance), consumer confidence & spending, product development.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • Background
    • Sources of Information
  • SUMMARY & MARKET PROSPECTS
    • Summary
    • Market Prospects
  • ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
    • GDP
      • Table GDP Data – 2013-2017 – Key Constituent Elements
    • Inflation & Interest Rates
    • Unemployment
    • Household Consumption
    • Housing & Construction
    • Sterling
      • Table Exchange Rate Fluctuations 2012-2019 - Sterling to The Dollar, And The Euro, Spot Rates
    • Population Profile
    • Conclusions
  • TOOL DISTRIBUTION MARKET
    • Definition
    • Tool Distribution Market
      • Background
        • Table UK Tool Distribution Market Size and Forecasts 2012 to 2021 – By Value (£m DSP)
      • Recent performance – 2012 to 2016
      • Market Prospects – 2017 - 2021
    • Market Influences
      • Construction Output and RMI Work
      • The Housing Market
        • Table UK Residential Property Transactions Valued at £40k or Above 2012-2021
      • Employment in Construction
        • Table Employment in the UK Construction Industry, 2008 to 2016
      • The Internet
  • DISTRIBUTION
    • Distribution Structure
      • Distribution Market Shares
    • Home Improvement Multiples
      • Market Size
        • Table UK Home Improvement Multiples Market 2012 - 2021 – By Value (RSP)
      • Products
        • Table Power Tool Brands offered by the Leading Multiples
      • Market Structure
        • Table Home improvement multiples - Market Shares 2015
      • Home Improvement Multiples
    • Industrial Products Distributors
      • Market Size
        • Table Industrial Consumable Products Distribution Market 2012 – 2021 (£m) at Distributors Selling Prices (DSP)
      • Products
        • Table Product Mix of the UK Industrial Products Distribution Market Value and Share 2016 at Distributors Selling Prices (DSP)
        • Table Power Tool Brands offered by the Leading Distributors
      • Market Structure
      • Industrial Products Distributor Companies Screwfix
        • Table Screwfix's Product Portfolio - % Share by Product Sector, 2016
    • Builders and Plumbers Merchants
      • Market Size
        • Table UK Building & Plumbing Merchants' Market 2012 to 2021 – By Value (£m at Merchant Selling Prices)
      • Products
        • Table Power Tool Brands offered by the Leading Merchants
      • Market Structure
        • Table Builders Merchants Market Share 2015
      • Merchant Companies
    • Tool Specialists
    • Other Channels
      • Internet, Mail Order and Catalogue
      • Garden Centres
      • Independent Hardware & DIY Stores
      • Electrical Wholesalers
      • Grocery Multiples
      • Tool & Plant Hire and Servicing
      • Direct Supply and Other Distributors
    • Buying Groups, Distributors and Wholesalers
      • Buying Groups
      • Distributors and Wholesalers
  • PRODUCT REVIEW
    • Overview
      • Product Mix
      • Mix of Professional and DIY Tools
      • Mix of Power and Hand Tools
      • Cordless Power Tools
    • Drilling, Driving and Breaking
      • Definition
      • Market Size
      • Product Mix
    • Cutting and Grinding
      • Definition
      • Market Size
      • Product Mix
    • Carpentry and Woodworking
      • Definition
      • Market Size
      • Product Mix
    • Other Building Tools
    • Gardening Tools
      • Definition
      • Market Size
      • Product Mix
  • KEY MANUFACTURERS
    • Building Tools
    • Gardening Tools

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