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Heating & Air Conditioning Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Heating & Air Conditioning Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42373 | Jan 2015

Air flow: Improving construction markets and rising incomes will revive industry demand

IBISWorld’s Heating & Air Conditioning Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$35bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
60,086
Businesses
2,320
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Heating and Air Conditioning Wholesaling industry depends heavily on the level of building activity in the residential, commercial and industrial construction sectors. Construction in the residential market bottomed out in 2009 and rebounded slowly in 2010. Consequently, industry has been volatile over the past five years, largely due to declines in residential and commercial construction and private spending on home improvements. The industry is expected to improve during the next five years, in line with the recovering economy. Strength in the residential construction market, steady demand growth from commercial building construction and an increase in private spending on home improvements will lead to more heating and air conditioning equipment purchases... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Heating and Air Conditioning Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, for every dollar spent on labor in 2014, an estimated $0.04 is spent on capital. Capital intensity varies according to the scale of a firm's operation. Capital costs are greater for larger firms, because the operation and infrastructure needed to achieve economies of scale generally requires a high level of capital spending. Over the past five years, capital intensity levels have decreased; this is partly the result of a drop in employment and wages during the recession... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Heating & Air Conditioning Wholesaling Industry?

Wholesalers in this industry engage in buying, selling and distributing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. This industry excludes in-room and in-window air conditioners and hydronic equipment (see IBISWorld report 42372). Moreover, while installation is also excluded, service and repair work are part of this industry, accounting for less than 2.0% of industry revenue.

Industry Products
Central air conditionersForced-air furnacesRegisters, grills, duct insulation and preformed ductworkCondensing units for air conditionersHeat pumpsCompressors for air conditionersAir-cleaning and filtration systems
 
Industry Activities
central air conditioners (excluding in-room and in-window units)Wholesaling forced-air furnacesWholesaling registers, grills, duct insulation and preformed ductworkWholesaling condensing units for air conditionersWholesaling compressors for air conditionersWholesaling heat pumpsWholesaling air-cleaning and filtration systemsWholesaling electric unportable baseboard heaters


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