Total renovation: Consumers have undertaken more home improvement projects, boosting industry revenue

Overe the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to rise. This growth is largely due to the industry's recovery from recessionary lows as well as the overall health of the economy. Rising confidence in the economy and higher incomes have encouraged households to make bigger purchases, and housing starts are expected to increase. With higher disposable income and increasing housing units, consumers and professionals have undertaken more home improvement projects boosting industry revenue growth. As the US economy continues to strengthen, the Home Improvement Stores industry is well positioned to experience continued growth over the next five years. The number of housing starts is expected to increase, further boosting demand for home improvement supplies...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$183bn
Annual Growth 12-17
5.2%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
724,540
Businesses
9,441

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As the economy continues to strengthen, the industry is well positioned to experience continued growth
  • Operators will look to more technologically advanced products to boost profit margins
  • Competition will be intensified by new operators taking advantage of the expanding market
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    Over the 10 years to 2022 industry value added (IVA), which measures the Home Improvement Stores industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.7%. During the same period, US GDP is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 2.0%. When industry growth falls roughly in line with GDP growth, IBISWorld considers the industry to be in a mature phase of its life cycle. Although IVA growth is expected to outpace GDP over the 10 years to 2022, the IVA growth rate is largely based on the industry's slow recovery from the recession, when average profit was depressed, and companies limited their spending on wages and capital investments.Saturation, which is a major indicator of a mature market, also limits more robust industry growth. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Home Improvement Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Home Improvement Stores Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Private spending on home improvements in the Home Improvement Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Home Improvement Stores Industry?

    Stores in this industry sell a range of home repair and maintenance goods, such as hardware, tools, electrical goods, lumber and structural material for construction and renovations. Hardware stores, which are generally smaller and consequently sell fewer items, are excluded from this industry. Home improvement companies purchase goods from manufacturers and wholesalers, and sell them to end users, such as do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors.

    Industry Products
  • Lumber and other building and structural materials
  • Hardware, tools and plumbing and electrical supplies
  • Lawn, garden and farm equipment supplies
  • Household appliances, kitchen goods and housewares
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing plumbing goods
  • Retailing electrical goods
  • Retailing tools
  • Retailing housewares
  • Retailing hardware
  • Retailing lawn and garden supplies
  • Retailing kitchenware
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Housing starts
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Product offerings shape industry trends
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive environment
  • Technology
  • Table: Home Improvement Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Home Improvement Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Carpenters
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Home Furnishing Wholesaling
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Paint Wholesaling
  • Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Lumber and other building and structural materials
  • Household appliances, kitchen goods and housewares
  • Hardware, tools and plumbing and electrical supplies
  • Lawn, garden and farm equipment supplies
  • Chart: Home Improvement Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Professionals
  • Do-it-yourself customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Home Improvement Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Home Improvement Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Home Improvement Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies Inc., Menard Inc.,
  • Table: The Home Depot Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Lowe's Companies Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Menard Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Home Improvement Stores 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 Home Improvement Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Do-It-For-Me (Difm)
  • A category of customers who purchase materials themselves and hire third parties or professionals to complete the projects.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
  • Professional Customers
  • Professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen and tradesmen.
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