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Lumber & Building Material Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Lumber & Building Material Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44419 | Dec 2016

Knock on wood: A rise in housing starts will revive demand, but competition will threaten growth

IBISWorld’s Lumber & Building Material Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite persistent competition, the housing market’s upturn will support industry growth
  • The industry faced stiff competition from home improvement stores
  • Rising business spending will also drive growth in commercial construction markets
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Lumber and Building Material Stores industry has struggled to rebuild itself, even as the overall economy strengthens. Industry goods are purchased by professional contractors and consumers engaged in remodeling and construction projects. Rising consumer confidence and household income have helped ignite remodeling activity forestalled during the recession, providing additional demand for lumber and other building materials used in home improvement projects. Even so, rising competition from large home improvement stores has stifled revenue growth for lumber and building material stores... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Lumber and Building Material Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity. On average, stores will spend about $0.06 on capital for every dollar spent on wages. The size and number of stores operated influences the level of capital expenditure undertaken by industry players. Capital costs for this industry include fixtures and fittings, cash registers and Point of Sale (POS) systems. The advent and implementation of computerized scanning technology, while applicable to this industry, has not had a significant impact on the capital costs of operators. Players have been slow in applying this new technology, though some larger operators have made the initial steps for the transition. In .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Experienced workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Consumer Confidence Index in the Lumber & Building Material Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry?

    This industry consists of stores and dealers (e.g. lumberyards) that retail building materials such as lumber, hardwood, stones and brick. This industry also supplies cabinets, floor coverings, roofing materials, electrical and plumbing goods, doors and windows to the construction market. The industry does not include home improvement centers, paint and wallpaper specialty stores or hardware stores.

    Industry Products
    Lumber and other structural building materialsHardware, tools, plumbing and electrical suppliesDoors and windowsFlooring and roofing materials
    Industry Activities
    Retailing building materials Retailing cabinetsRetailing ceiling fans Retailing doors and windowsRetailing electrical suppliesRetailing fencingRetailing floor coverings (wood or ceramic only)Retailing lighting fixturesRetailing masonry (e.g. block, brick and stone)Retailing plumbing supplies

    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
  • Housing starts
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Value of residential construction
  • Price of sawmill lumber
  • Current Performance
  • Mounting competition
  • Remodeling the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Rebuilding demand
  • Going green
  • Table: Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Electricians
  • Masonry
  • Carpenters
  • Flooring Installers
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Fence & Swimming Pool Construction
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Manufactured Home Wholesaling
  • Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling
  • Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling
  • Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Lumber and other structural building materials
  • Hardware, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies
  • Doors and windows
  • Flooring and roofing materials
  • Other
  • Chart: Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Professional contractors
  • Other
  • Do-it-yourself customers
  • Do-it-for-me customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lumber & Building Material Stores
  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Builders FirstSource
  • Table: Builders FirstSource - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lumber & Building Material Stores 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 Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Housing Starts (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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.
  • Professional Contractors
  • Professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen and tradesmen.

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    This report on Lumber & Building Material Stores:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Lumber & Building Material Stores market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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