Over the past five years, the Copier and Office Equipment Wholesaling industry has experienced a decline in product demand despite improving economic conditions. Despite improving corporate profit, rising aggregate private investment and a growing number of businesses over the five years to 2017, demand for industry products, and thus revenue, has declined. While these conditions traditionally support the industry, the proliferation of services performed online and the increasing use of digital software for office tasks has stifled industry growth, as businesses continue to make decisions to reduce paper waste. Furthermore, operators have experienced pressure from wholesale bypass. Over the next five years, these trends are expected to continue, and industry revenue is forecast to continue to contract through 2022.
Industry operators wholesale a range of office equipment, such as calculators, dictating machines, mail machines and point-of-sale systems. The industry does not include wholesale office furniture, computers, computer software and peripheral equipment, stationery or other office supplies.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.