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Tire Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Tire Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42313 | Oct 2016

Wheels in motion: Low input costs and rising disposable income will support industry growth

IBISWorld’s Tire Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Wholesalers can now reach retailers instantly, streamlining sales and inventory functions
  • Wholesalers have acquired other players, capitalizing on existing business lines
  • Consumers will have more income to spend, which will heighten demand for the industry’s products
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Tire Wholesaling industry is on a growth track. Over the five years to 2016, per capita disposable income rebounded, encouraging consumers to release pent-up demand for tire purchases. Additionally, wholesalers have benefited because the price of rubber, the major input for tires, has plummeted in recent years. Greater internet use has also improved industry operations. Wholesalers can now communicate with retailers more efficiently, which streamlines sales and inventory functions. This strategy has helped wholesalers eliminate some operational costs, which creates the potential for higher profit margins... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Tire Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 5.1% over the 10 years to 2021. Comparatively, US GDP is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1% during that same period. The industry's service is well established and it has not experienced substantial technological change. Also, the industry has been undergoing consolidation and creating more value out of existing distribution centers to compete effectively against external competition.

The market for wholesale tires is quite saturated. Mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs and tire manufacturers all compete for access to the independent tire retailer market. In .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Tire Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from tire dealers and Number of motor vehicle registrations in the Tire Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Tire Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale new and used tires and tubes for passenger and commercial vehicles.

    Industry Products
    Standard passenger vehicle tiresMedium- and large-truck tiresLight-truck tiresFarm, specialty and other types of tires
    Industry Activities
    Motor vehicle tires and tubes wholesalingTire and tube repair materials wholesalingUsed tire (except scrap) wholesaling

    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 tire dealers
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • World price of rubber
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Current Performance
  • Profit rises
  • Consolidating operations
  • Internet presence
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A mixed story for profit
  • Acquisition slowdown
  • Table: Tire Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tire Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Tire Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Standard passenger vehicle tires
  • Medium- and large-truck tires
  • Light-truck tires
  • Farm, specialty and other types of tires
  • Chart: Tire Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Independent tire dealers
  • Mass merchandisers
  • Warehouse clubs
  • Auto dealerships
  • Automakers
  • Service stations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tire Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tire Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tire Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    American Tire Distributors Inc.
  • Table: American Tire Distributors Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tire 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 Tire Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World Price of Rubber (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A firm purchasing another firm and including the firm in its business operations.
  • Synthetic Rubber
  • A polymer that is made from synthetic substances to create a rubber substitute.
  • Warehouse Clubs
  • Firms that sell bulk items to consumers.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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 Tire Wholesaling 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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