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Bolstered by a revival in spending on home improvements, the Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry has recovered significantly over the five years to 2017. As consumers' confidence in the economy has improved alongside increased disposable income, households increased their spending on items such as lawn and garden tools. Downstream demand also increased as the housing and construction market revived and homeowners and businesses resumed lawn and garden repair and maintenance projects put on hold during the recession. Despite positive signals from various economic indicators driving the industry's recovery, the industry has been threatened by fierce external competition from home improvement stores...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
27,373
Businesses
5,665
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite rising consumer confidence and disposable income, external competition will continue to threaten industry operators
  • Sales have been threatened by intense external competition from big-box stores
  • External competition from the Home Improvement Stores industry will continue to intensify
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Lawn and garden machinery, tools and partsLawn and garden machinery makes up the largest share of industry products, accounting for an estimated 83.6% of total revenue in 2017. Products sold within this segment include push and riding lawn mowers, leaf blowers, mulching machines and snow clearing equipment. Over the five years to 2017, demand for these products has increased, driven by rising consumer confidence and disposable income levels. However, lawn and outdoor equipment are mostly considered discretionary purchases. Furthermore, many products within this category are expensive, big-ticket items; standard riding mowers can range anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000. As a result, revenue generated from this segment has risen only gradually over the past five years. Des...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry are

  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as External competition for the Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry and Per capita disposable income in the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry sell lawn and outdoor power equipment and replacement parts to household consumers, farmers, ranchers and other professional workers. Products include rotary mowers, rear engine riding mowers, garden tractors and shredders, chainsaws, leaf blowers, brush cutters, hedge trimmers and more. Players in this industry also provide repair services. This industry excludes home improvement stores and e-commerce companies selling lawn and outdoor equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Push lawn mowers
  • Riding lawn mowers
  • Other lawn and garden machinery and parts
  • Farm equipment and tools
  • Repair services
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing garden power equipment
  • Retailing lawn power equipment
  • Retailing outdoor power equipment
  • Repairing lawn and outdoor power equipment
  • Retailing farm equipment and tools
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • External competition for the Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from landscaping services
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand is back
  • External competition hurts sales
  • Alternative energy products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand is back
  • External competition hurts sales
  • Table: Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Landscaping Services
  • Maids, Nannies & Gardeners
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other lawn and garden machinery and parts
  • Push lawn mowers
  • Riding lawn mowers
  • Farm equipment and tools
  • Repair services
  • Chart: Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household consumers
  • Professional consumers
  • Farmers
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tractor Supply Company
  • Table: Tractor Supply Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lawn & Outdoor Equipment 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 Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Big Box Store
  • Also known as a supercenter, superstore or megastore is a physically large retail establishment, usually part of a chain.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects
  • Green
  • A category that includes goods, services, laws, guidelines and policies that have little to no impact on the natural environment.
  • Push Mower (Standing Mower)
  • A machine that a person must push to cut a lawn.
  • Riding Mower
  • A power mower that individuals can ride on, which is a popular alternative for larger lawns.
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