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Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors in the US: Market Research Report

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Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Market Research Report | Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals | Industrial Parts Dealers | Oct 2013

Safe start: Revenue will rise as manufacturing and construction activity slowly revive

IBISWorld’s Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Airgas Inc. Airgas Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-1.6%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
21,719
Businesses
4,182
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the recession led to reduced demand from construction and manufacturing, which are the two key markets for safety equipment distributors. Despite a decline in revenue for industry operators, rising consumer spending is expected boost manufacturing activity. In addition, the recovering construction markets will increase demand for safety equipment. Improving demand from these two markets will increase industry revenue over the next five years.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry moves stock from the manufacturer to the end user. This function involves transportation, storage and marketing of stock, which by nature are labor-intensive activities. As such, wages comprise an estimated 12.9% of total industry revenue, but depreciation expense comprises only an estimated 1.1%. The main capital costs for operators include computerized inventory controls and warehousing equipment like shelving, forklifts and pallet trucks. The cost of these items is usually depreciated over a period of several years, thus further minimizing their portion of an average firm's annual revenue. In 2013, industry operators typically invest nine cents of capital for every dollar of labor... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry?

Operators in this industry distribute and deliver safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. Generally, these items are purchased in bulk for manufacturing, construction and other labor-intensive industries. Distributors with retail outlets are included, but manufacturers with retail outlets and suppliers of goods for medical and healthcare markets are excluded.

Industry Products
Environmental safety productsRemediation equipmentSafety apparel
 
Industry Activities
Distributing and selling safety supplies for manufacturersDistributing and selling safety supplies for construction industriesDistributing and selling safety supplies for other industries


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