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The Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry distributes electrical construction materials, such as wiring supplies, electrical light fixtures, light bulbs, security systems, electrical power equipment, switchboards, circuit breakers and fuses. Therefore, demand from building, developing and general contracting largely determines industry revenue growth. Over the five years to 2018, favorable economic trends benefited the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry. Over the five years to 2023, the construction and housing markets are expected to continue growing. This will likely maintain demand for electrical equipment products and boost industry revenue...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • This industry relies on construction markets, which have benefited from higher disposable income
  • States typically have a range of programs that incentivize certain sustainability standards
  • FERC’s infrastructure improvements will drive new utility and power plant construction
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    WiringThe wiring segment is expected to account for an estimated 23.3% of industry revenue in 2018, which has grown during the period. Wiring products include building wire, cables and conduits, all of which industrial contractors and electricians use. The construction and remodeling industries, both of which were positively affected in the past five years due to strong performance in the residential construction markets, drive building wire and cable volumes. Moreover, the rise in housing starts is expected to support product segment growth. In particular, as homes increase the level of electrical equipment in line with technology trends, this magnifies the effect construction...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling 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 Housing starts and Electric power consumption in the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling 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 fixtures and light bulbs
  • Relay and industrial controls
  • Switchgear and switchboard apparatus
  • Motors and generators
  • Power and distribution transformers
  • Other electrical equipment
  • 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
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Electric power consumption
  • Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components

  • Current Performance
  • Key influences on demand
  • Green opportunities
  • Market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulations
  • Demand factors
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Electrical Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electrical Equipment Wholesaling 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 electrical equipment
  • Wiring
  • Lighting fixtures and light bulbs
  • Switchgear and switchboard apparatus
  • Relay and industrial controls
  • Motors and generators
  • Power and distribution transformers
  • Chart: Electrical Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Industrial controls
  • Power and distribution transformers
  • Motors and generators
  • Lighting fixtures

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

  • International Trade
    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

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Sonepar SA,
  • Table: Sonepar SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electrical Equipment Wholesaling 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 Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • US Electricity Consumption - Retail Sales (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • 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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