Industrial Supplies Wholesaling in the US
The Industrial Supplies Wholesaling industry, which sells a range of general-use products for manufacturing and repair processes, is dependent upon demand from a variety of sectors. Therefore, industry performance is tied to general macroeconomic conditions. Prior to the recession, industry revenue grew steadily, buoyed by solid demand conditions in downstream manufacturing, construction and freight industries. Conversely, the recession slashed activity in downstream markets, causing revenue to plummet. In the coming years, the industry is expected to grow at a slow pace, due to stabilizing demand from key manufacturing and construction markets. In addition, wholesale bypass may become a growing threat to the small, independent players that comprise the bulk of this industry.
This industry wholesales general-use supplies for manufacturing and warehousing industries. Supplies include abrasives, barrels, boxes and crates, industrial containers, industrial diamonds, packaging material, printing ink, power transmission supplies, mechanical rubber goods, ropes, valves and welding supplies. The industry strictly distributes general-use industrial supplies; for example, it provides the automotive sector with valves but not with tires.
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.