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Tool & Hardware Wholesaling in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Tool & Hardware Wholesaling in Canada

The Tool and Hardware Wholesaling industry in Canada has experienced revenue growth over the five years to 2017 despite a sluggish economy. Revenue is expected to increase in 2017, as demand from downstream manufacturing will continue to drive industry sales. Over the past decade, wholesale bypass has presented a challenge to the industry. It has intensified competitive pressures in the industry, forcing operators to find ways to improve inventory management and cut unnecessary costs. For many industry companies, consolidation has been the most effective way to streamline operations, resulting in fewer wholesalers controlling a larger share of revenue over the past five years. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld expects more stable construction markets and government spending to boost demand for tools and hardware. Still, bypass will limit the extent of revenue growth and keep profit margins modest.

This industry wholesales a range of hardware products including fasteners, hand tools, power tools, locks and keys, metal knives and saw blades. Wholesalers purchase products in bulk and distribute them at competitive prices to users in the manufacturing, construction and commercial sectors. However, this industry does not distribute motor vehicle hand tools or machinists’ precision hand tools.

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 Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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