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The proliferation of consumer electronics has fueled demand for the Electronic Part and Equipment Wholesaling industry. Improvements to wireless networks have spurred the rapid introduction of new mobile devices, increasing demand from manufacturers. In addition, growth in corporate profit has encouraged investment in new communication equipment. However, the offshore movement of electronics manufacturing, as well as remaining domestic manufacturers' increased preference for bypassing wholesalers, has somewhat diminished this industry's role in the electronics supply chain. Nevertheless, strong demand has underpinned growth, with revenue expected to rise over the five years to 2017...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$354bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
272,428
Businesses
16,693
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • E-commerce has facilitated more wholesale bypass, increasing external competition
  • Declining electronic component prices have hindered industry profit over the past five years
  • Demand for communications equipment is anticipated to increase over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Communications equipment and telephonesCommunications equipment is the industry's largest product segment, and is expected to account for 45.7% of revenue in 2017. This segment includes telephones, routers, fax machines, modems, navigational equipment, radar devices and radios. Telephones, including wireless phones, account for a majority of sales within the segment. The industry other main product segments largely encompass intermediate electronic components, so this segment is more directly dependent on consumer demand than many others. This segment has benefited in recent years from the increased popularity of mobile phones and a rapid product development cycle for the devices, which has increased shipments from manufacturers to retailers. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from electrical equipment manufacturing and Corporate profit in the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale electronic parts and equipment. Products include antennas, broadcasting equipment, communications equipment, computer chips and boards, radio and radar equipment, electronic condensers and connectors, integrated circuits, modems and navigational equipment. Wholesaling activities exclude electrical apparatuses and equipment, wiring supplies, construction material, electrical appliances, TVs and radio sets.

    Industry Products
  • Communications equipment
  • Semiconductors
  • Integrated circuits
  • Other electronic components
  • Computers and software
  • Industry Activities
  • Broadcasting equipment wholesaling
  • Communications equipment wholesaling
  • Radar equipment wholesaling
  • Telegraph equipment wholesaling
  • Telephone equipment wholesaling
  • Computer boards wholesaling
  • Semiconductor device wholesaling
  • Integrated circuits wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from electrical equipment manufacturing
  • Corporate profit
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Demand rises
  • Electronics prices decline
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand grows
  • Consolidation
  • Table: Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling
  • Computer Stores
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Electronic & Computer Repair Services
  • Concert & Event Promotion

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing
  • Recordable Media Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Communications equipment
  • Semiconductors
  • Other electronic components
  • Computers and software
  • Integrated circuits
  • Other
  • Chart: Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other wholesalers
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Retailers
  • Business end-users
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic Part & 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 Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Semiconductor
  • A substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for the control of electrical current.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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