Over the five years to 2016, the Floor Covering Wholesaling industry have experienced volatile demand. Early in the five-year period, industry revenue grew strongly, as low interest rates and a recovering economy spurred a flurry of residential and nonresidential construction activity. However, from 2013 onward, industry performance began to weaken as fears of a housing bubble and the faltering microeconomic landscape became more pronounced. Although the industry is expected to contract in 2017 as adverse economic conditions persist, revenue is expected to recover throughout the remaining years to 2021. While the residential construction market is expected to slowly pick up after 2017, the majority of industry revenue growth will be generated by contractors engaging in home remodelling projects.
This industry serves as an intermediary between manufacturers and retailers, purchasing large volumes of floor coverings, including carpet, ceramic floor tiles and vinyl sheet, for sale to home furnishing retailers, home improvement stores and contractors.
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.