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Laboratory Supply Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42349 | Dec 2016

Grand scale: Biotechnology growth will offset slowed demand from pharmaceuticals

IBISWorld’s Laboratory Supply Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand from biotechnology will drive revenue growth moving forward
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers cut spending on supplies, hurting industry demand
  • As downstream operators merge, they will require fewer lab supplies, stifling demand for the industry
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for laboratory and scientific supplies will remain inexorably linked to downstream industries like pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. An increase in scientific research and development, as well as economic growth, will result in modest revenue increases during the next five years. Most prominently, accelerated growth in the biotechnology sector will bolster demand for industry products. Acquisitions are expected to continue as laboratory distributors aim to further diversity their product offerings. Wholesale bypass is nonetheless anticipated to limit growth... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry distributes a wide variety of products. Companies active in this industry are primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of equipment and supplies that are used in laboratories, schools and universities and facilities that conduct research. Products wholesaled in this industry are differentiated based on product features and end-use applications. For example, laboratory and surgical equipment features include size, product performance, types of raw materials used, energy efficiency and design specifications. Over the next five years to 2021, demand for laboratory equipment and supplies is projected to pick up in line with an increase in aggregate private investment. As.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Research and development expenditure and Demand from laboratory testing services in the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators engage in the wholesale distribution of laboratory, scientific and school equipment and supplies. This industry excludes wholesalers that predominantly sell medical, hospital, and dental equipment and supply distribution.

    Industry Products
    School equipment and suppliesLaboratory equipment and suppliesScientific equipment and suppliesOther professional equipmentVeterinarian's equipment and supplySurgical, medical, and hospital supplies
    Industry Activities
    Analytical instruments (e.g. chromatographic, photometers and spectrographs) wholesaling Architect, drafting, engineer, surveying, and veterinarian equipment and supplies wholesaling Laboratory equipment, including balances and scales wholesaling Professional instruments, equipment and supplies wholesaling School equipment and supplies wholesaling Scientific instruments and scientific laboratory equipment wholesaling Veterinary equipment 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
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Demand from laboratory testing services
  • commerce sales
  • Government funding for universities
  • Current Performance
  • Regulation and standards
  • Pharmaceutical demand stagnates
  • Industry consolidation and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Test lab purchases
  • Restructuring
  • Pharmaceuticals and R&D
  • Table: Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Architects
  • Building Inspectors
  • Geophysical Services
  • Surveying & Mapping Services
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Graphic Designers
  • Scientific Research & Development
  • Educational Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Other professional equipment
  • Scientific equipment and supplies
  • School equipment and supplies
  • Veterinarian's equipment and supply
  • Surgical, medical, and hospital supplies
  • Chart: Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses for end use
  • Government facilities (excluding educational institutions)
  • Wholesalers for resale
  • Other
  • Retailers for resale
  • Export sales
  • Manufacturing and mining industrial use for inputs
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Laboratory Supply 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 Laboratory Supply Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    VWR Corporation
  • Table: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: VWR Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Laboratory Supply 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 Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Diesel (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Mergers And Acquisitions (M&A)
  • The buying, selling and combining of companies.
  • Research And Development (R&D)
  • Creative work undertaken by a company in order to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.

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    The Laboratory Supply 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
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