Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Appliance and home electronics wholesalers took a hit when disposable incomes dropped during the recession, but as the economy has recovered, the industry has started to improve thanks to rising consumer sentiment. The green movement will also help drive the industry's rebound. As consumers become more environmentally conscious and as the government continues to offer rebates to buyers of energy-efficient appliances, wholesalers will experience increased demand for these products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
IBISWorld research indicates that industry establishments are concentrated in the West, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, with a combined share of 67.2%. Per capita income, access to transportation and proximity to consumer electronics retail stores are the main determinants of the geographical distribution of industry concentration.
The West region is expected to account for the highest number of establishments in 2013, with an estimated share of 27.7%. This high level of concentration can be attributed to the state of California, which is expected to hold 22.6% of industry operators. California is home to some of the largest ports in the United States, making it an ideal location for electronic and appliance wholesalers that require access to Asian markets... purchase to read more