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Refrigeration Equipment Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Refrigeration Equipment Wholesaling in the US

In the five years to 2016, growth in the Refrigeration Equipment Wholesaling industry has largely been driven by an increase in consumer spending and an improvement in several key downstream markets. In addition, greater commercial construction from 2011 onward has aided industry revenue. Moving forward, the industry will experience muted growth. The trend of manufacturers becoming more involved in the distribution process, dealing directly with downstream markets, will continue to be a threat to industry wholesalers. These factors, along with thin profit margins and market share competition, will constrain revenue growth. However, growth in the transportation sector, private construction and end-user markets, such as restaurants, all of which purchase industry products, will help increase refrigeration equipment wholesaling revenue. As a result, over the next five years, revenue in the industry is expected to increase slowly.

Wholesalers in this industry distribute commercial refrigeration equipment, including beverage coolers, cold storage machinery, refrigerator compressors, condensing units, refrigerated display cases and drinking fountains. This industry excludes the wholesaling of residential refrigeration equipment. Household refrigerators and air conditioners are not included. Distributors of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment are also excluded from 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 Business locations (Establishments)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Value of private nonresidential construction
    • 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 Enterprises by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Watsco Inc. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
  • 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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