Polishing up: Rising imports and recovered consumer spending have increased revenue growth

The Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is expected to grow as demand increases with improving consumer confidence
  • The industry is highly fragmented and has a low market share concentration
  • Improving economic conditions are expected to boost spending on high-end watches

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Jewelry and Watch Wholesaling industry experienced significant revenue volatility over the past five years. Any large changes in commodity prices such as gold, silver and platinum have a strong influence on industry revenue. Since fine jewelry is relatively price inelastic, an increase in price generally positively correlates with industry revenue. Over the past five years, the price of popular precious metals used most frequently in jewelry manufacturing has displayed extreme volatility. Large fluctuations in the price of precious metals have constrained industry profit (i.e. earnings before interest and tax) growth over the five years to 2016. Revenue is expected to grow at a slower pace over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Jewelry and Watch Wholesaling industry exhibits low barriers to entry for prospective operators. Entry into this industry is relatively easy in that there are no licensing requirements, government regulations or large capital investments needed that would prevent operators from entering the industry. As a result, there are a large number of small establishments in the industry. Nonetheless, even moderate initial capital investments and high competition can pose a potential barrier.

    As with many other wholesale industries, potential new entrants to the industry require capital investment to establish a warehouse and distribution system. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from jewelry stores and Per capita disposable income in the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale fine jewelry, costume jewelry, watches, clocks, precious metals and metal flatware, precious and semiprecious stones, silverware and jewelers’ findings. This industry does not include the wholesale of precious metal ores or flatware made of nonprecious metal.

    Industry Products
    Diamonds and diamond jewelry
    Gemstones and pearls
    Watches, clocks and parts
    Silverware and plated jewelry
    Precious metals
    Karat gold
    Costume jewelry
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling jewelry, precious and semiprecious stones
    Wholesaling precious metals and metal flatware
    Wholesaling costume jewelry
    Wholesaling watches, clocks and silverware

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from jewelry stores
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Tertiary Industry Markets - Wholesaler Bypass
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • World price of gold

  • Current Performance
  • Resurging demand
  • Industry structure
  • Input costs and profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shining opportunities
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Women's Clothing Stores
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gold & Silver Ore Mining
  • Jewelry Manufacturing
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Precious metals
  • Diamonds and diamond jewelry
  • Watches, clocks and parts
  • Other
  • Costume jewelry
  • Gemstones and pearls
  • Silverware and plated jewelry
  • Karat gold
  • Chart: Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand
  • Seasonal factors

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesalers and distributors for resale
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturing and mining industries
  • Other
  • Businesses for end use (not for resale)
  • Direct sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Jewelry & Watch Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer confidence index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, households goods and other consumer products.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Fashion Or Costume Jewelry
  • Jewelry that is made of less precious stones and metals, and is therefore less expensive to buy.
  • Mass Merchandisers
  • Large retailers that sell a variety of products and services, ranging from groceries to electronics.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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