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Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers in the US

The Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers industry consists of companies that act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers to help distribute a wide range of products. While wholesalers have grappled with higher purchase prices, they have also benefited from larger commissions from negotiating purchases of high-cost goods on behalf of clients. Industry revenue has grown over the five years to 2018. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to continue increasing. As more consumers purchase products online, fewer manufacturers will require wholesale trade agents and brokers. Moreover, the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce market will continue to dampen industry revenue by enabling suppliers and buyers to engage in wholesaler bypass. Still, the industry will benefit from the emergence of more small businesses, which will likely require wholesale trade agents and brokers.

Wholesale trade agents and brokers act on behalf of buyers and sellers to distribute goods at a wholesale level. They refrain from taking title of goods in the selling process and instead generate income from commissions and fees for their services. Establishments acting in the capacity of agents, or brokers that operate using the internet or other electronic means, are excluded from the 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.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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