The proliferation of consumer electronics has fueled demand for the Electronic Part and Equipment Wholesaling industry. Improvements to wireless networks have spurred the rapid introduction of new mobile devices, increasing demand from manufacturers. In addition, growth in corporate profit has encouraged investment in new communication equipment. However, the offshore movement of electronics manufacturing, as well as remaining domestic manufacturers' increased preference for bypassing wholesalers, has somewhat diminished this industry's role in the electronics supply chain. Nevertheless, strong demand has underpinned growth, with revenue expected to rise over the five years to 2016. Falling prices for electronic components have encouraged their integration into more consumer products, expanding the end uses for goods wholesaled by this industry. However, falling prices have also hampered profitability, as wholesalers must typically pass lower costs on to customers. As a result, over the next five years, though revenue is expected to rise, it will due so at a slightly slower pace than the previous five-year period.
Companies in this industry wholesale electronic parts and equipment. Products include antennas, broadcasting equipment, communications equipment, computer chips and boards, radio and radar equipment, electronic condensers and connectors, integrated circuits, modems and navigational equipment. Wholesaling activities exclude electrical apparatuses and equipment, wiring supplies, construction material, electrical appliances, TVs and radio sets.
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.