Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
A rebound in construction activity, the growing trend toward energy-efficiency and aging electrical infrastructure will support electrical equipment wholesalers in the coming years. New building construction and federally funded highway and street construction will increase demand for products like light fixtures and wiring. Additionally, energy-related issues are anticipated to move higher on the political and social agenda in the next five years. Because of concerns about climate change, consumers are forecast to demand more green electrical products, giving the industry an opportunity for growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry is concentrated in the Southeast and, to a lesser extent, in the West, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Combined, these regions are expected to account for 72.3% of industry establishments in 2013. Industry concentration reflects the population, construction activity and industrial concentration spread in the United States.
Establishments within the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry choose to locate themselves close to the downstream industries to which they sell. Specifically, industry operators locate themselves near downstream manufacturers that, in turn, locate themselves close to the retail markets. The relevant retail markets that buy industry products are established in highly populated areas... purchase to read more