The increasing use of consumer electronics in the daily lives of Canadians has stimulated growth in the Electronic Part and Equipment Wholesaling industry, which primarily distributes electronic components and communication equipment. In addition, increased investment in communication networks has driven higher demand for industry products. In addition, as technology has evolved to create higher-power computer chips using less silicon, the cost of these components has steadily fallen. As a result, consumer electronics have become increasingly affordable despite sluggish income growth. Declining electronics prices and continued demand for communication network upgrades are anticipated to sustain industry growth over the next five years. However, industry operators will likely contend with wholesale bypass as manufacturers increasingly leverage e-commerce platforms to sell directly to end users.
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling new and used electronic components, navigational and communications equipment and supplies. It also includes establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling telephones, intercoms, pagers and public address systems. Operators that wholesale computers and related equipment are excluded.
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.