Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
As the economy recovers, Americans will return to spending and traveling, which will renew demand for transportation equipment, especially aircraft. Business confidence and spending will also return, with business travel budgets driving industry demand. The industry's growth, however, will be hampered by the continuing trend of wholesale bypass. Furthermore, the total value of defense contracts – from which the largest operators generate revenue – is expected to decline... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Aircraft, Marine and Railroad Transportation Equipment Wholesaling industry is capital intensive. In 2013, firms will spend about $0.36 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. Many of the industry's products are large and bulky, requiring large distribution facilities to store and heavy equipment to move them, increasing the amount of capital used by the industry.
Nevertheless, the wholesaling function involves certain roles, such as marketing, that can only be undertaken by labor. Labor intensive tasks also include taking, preparing, checking and shipping orders to customers... purchase to read more