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Paint Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Paint Wholesaling in the US

The Paint Wholesaling industry is composed of business-to-business merchants that purchase bulk quantities of paint from manufacturers and sell them to various downstream customers, such as retail hardware stores, building contractors and automotive repair shops. Over the five years to 2018, improving macroeconomic shifts have promoted industry growth, but increasing competition has stalled it. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decrease. New car sales, housing starts and the value of residential construction increased over the five years to 2018. Since the industry is highly dependent on demand from the construction and industrial manufacturing sectors, strong growth in both has increased demand for industry products during the period. However, intense external competition continued to permeate the industry as more products were shipped directly to the retailer or consumer by manufacturers, causing industry revenue to decline as more industry operators existed the industry. Moving forward, demand for paints and other coatings is expected to remain strong, driven by stabilizing construction activity, increased private spending on durable goods and home improvements and continued investment in public infrastructure projects.

Establishments in this industry wholesale paints, wallpaper, paintbrushes, rollers and other related products. Industry operators purchase paint and other coatings from manufacturers for resale to downstream customers; they do not generally manufacture paint themselves. Retail sales outlets of paint manufacturers are not included in this industry; however, manufacturers’ internal wholesale divisions are included in this industry.

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 (2018)
    • 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 (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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