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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 | Jul 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Heating & Air Conditioning Wholesaling 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$34bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
54,187
Businesses
2,300
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

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The industry has a medium level of barriers to entry. In the majority of product and market segments, customers are much more aware of the brand names of key components. To a certain extent, this gives manufacturers more pricing power as knowledgeable buyers weigh quality and brand name recognition above price considerations.

Large manufacturers of heating and air conditioning equipment and supplies are able to eliminate mark-ups of the "middleman," thus making it more difficult for wholesalers to survive. In order to compete with manufacturers and lower per unit costs, pure HVAC wholesalers have increasingly attempted to achieve economies of scale through mergers and acquisitions... 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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