Powered up: California's strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions will drive demand for industry products

Revenue for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry in California is largely driven by construction that uses industry products. High levels of investment in new and efficient technology have compounded energy demand, dictating a greater use of electrical equipment to accommodate technology. Together these positive trends are expected to drive revenue growth over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, construction markets are expected to continue growing and revenue is forecast to be supported by metro-area projects that focus on expanded business presence. Additionally, California's strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions is anticipated to fuel further investment in electrical infrastructure...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
24,902
Businesses
2,755
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • California’s strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions is anticipated to fuel further investment in electrical infrastructure
  • Power consumption in California is expected to increase due to a greater need for utilities infrastructure in the state
  • The factors that contributed to growth previously are expected to continue supporting revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry in California is expected to expand. Construction markets have driven revenue growth during the period as positive economic growth in the state has supported increased activity. Industry operators are primarily engaged in the distribution of electrical construction materials, wiring supplies, electric light fixtures, light bulbs, security systems and other electrical power equipment, such as switchboards, circuit breakers and fuses. This distribution includes branches of manufacturers that do not operate domestically. Due to the cyclical nature of the industry’s downstream markets, the prevailing statewide economic trends tend to cause swings in revenue. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of Businesses in California and Private investment in computers and software in the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry?

    This industry includes operators primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of electrical construction materials, wiring supplies, electric light fixtures, light bulbs, security systems and electrical power equipment for the generation, transmission, distribution or control of electric energy (e.g. switchboards, circuit breakers, switches and fuses). This industry does not wholesale electronic components.

    Industry Products
  • Wiring
  • Lighting
  • Relay and Controls
  • Switches
  • Motors and generators
  • Power and distribution
  • Industry Activities
  • Light fixture and light bulb wholesaling
  • Motor and generator (except motor vehicle) wholesaling
  • Relay and industrial control wholesaling
  • Cable or wire wholesaling
  • Security system wholesaling
  • Switchgear and switchboard wholesaling
  • Transformer (except electronic) wholesaling
  • Electrical transmission equipment wholesaling
  • Other electrical equipment wholesaling
  • Similar Industries
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  • TV & Appliance Wholesaling
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  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of Businesses in California
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Electric Power Consumption in California
  • Oil and natural gas price index
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components

  • Current Performance
  • Strong demand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth factors
  • The state of the industry
  • Table: Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Electricians
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing
  • Lumber & Building Material Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing
  • Power Conversion Equipment Manufacturing
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing
  • Wiring Device Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Lighting
  • Wiring
  • Power and distribution
  • Switches
  • Relay and Controls
  • Motors and generators
  • Chart: Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Commercial, institutional, government and other
  • Industrial users
  • Utility
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry

  • Anixter International Inc.Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc. Graybar Electric Company Inc.RexelSonepar SA
  • Table: Anixter International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Graybar Electric Company Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rexel - financial performance
  • Table: Sonepar SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • CA - Electric Power Consumption in California (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    E-Commerce
  • The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems, such as the internet and other computer networks. Businesses engaged in e-commerce are often called e-tailers.
  • Industrial Control
  • Systems that control industrial production and distribution
  • Relay
  • An electromechanical or solid-state device operated by variations in the input which in turn operate or control other devices connected to the output.
  • Switchboard
  • A panel containing buttons for connecting and disconnecting telephone or electrical circuits.
  • Switchgear
  • The aggregate of switching devices for a power or transforming station, or for an electric motor.
  • Transformer
  • An electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage.
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