Hardware Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Hardware Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44413 | Jul 2015

Hammer home: Continuing housing market recovery fuels rebound in industry demand

IBISWorld’s Hardware Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Hardware Stores industry has steadily recovered from the hammering it endured during the recession. As the housing market has become healthier and consumers have been more confident, individuals have increasingly returned to improving and updating their homes. Low mortgage rates have also enabled many individuals to become homeowners, which increased demand for industry products. In the five years to 2020, the recovering housing market and increased spending on home improvement projects will help boost industry demand. However, persistent competition from external sources, including big-box retailers and home improvement stores, will keep profit margins low... purchase to read more

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A decline in home sales and falling disposable income caused demand for each of the Hardware Stores industry's segments to diminish during the recession, with paint and lumber falling faster than the rest of the categories. Many of these product segments have yet to fully recover. In addition, some segments have also been hurt by rising external competition from operators in the Home Improvement Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44411) and from online retailers.


The hardware segment, which includes tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, accounts for the largest share of revenue, estimated to be 57.7% in 2015. This segment has experienced a slight increase over the past five years due to heightened demand for home improvement products... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware Stores Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily retail a broad range of new home renovation equipment and supplies. Hardware, plumbing, electrical and paint-related tools are the most commonly stocked goods.

Industry Products
Hardware, tools, plumbing and electrical suppliesLawn, garden and farm suppliesPaint and sundriesLumber and other building materials
Industry Activities
Retailing hardwareRetailing tools and equipmentRetailing plumbing fixtures and fittingsRetailing electrical suppliesRetailing paint and suppliesRetailing garden products and equipment

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