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Industrial Supplies Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Industrial production index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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