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Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42372 | May 2017

Heating up: Strong demand from the home improvement market will bolster demand

The Plumbing & Heating Supplies 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Changing homeowner preferences have helped boost demand for some of the industry’s higher-margin products
  • Operators have increasingly contended with wholesale bypass
  • Demand will continue to hinge on the residential renovation markets
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plumbing and Heating Supplies Wholesaling industry distributes plumbing fixtures, hydronic equipment and other heating and plumbing supplies from manufacturers to professional contractors, do-it-yourself individuals and other downstream markets. These products are used in the construction, repair and remodeling of residential and nonresidential buildings. Strong demand from the residential renovation and new construction markets will continue to bolster industry performance, with industry revenue expected to rise over the five years to 2022... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry establishments is influenced by factors such as population dispersion, overall economic activity, construction investment and income. In general, highly populated regions of the United States have a greater demand for construction products, consequently increasing the need for plumbing and heating supplies. Distributors' product offerings also vary based on climate. For example, establishments are more likely to sell a wider range of hydronic heating equipment in northern states, where the climate typically dips below freezing temperatures, than in southern states, where the climate is typically warm or humid year round.

An estimated 23.1% of industry establishments in the United States are located in the Southeast, compared with the region's 25.7% o.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having strong links and contracts with suppliers
  • Having a good technical knowledge of products
  • Provision of a related range of products and services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Housing starts in the Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale plumbing supplies (e.g. fixtures and valves), heating equipment (e.g. hot water radiators) and other plumbing and hydronic equipment. Industry operators are not involved in wholesaling gas clothes dryers, electric water heaters, electric stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners. The sales and distribution branches of manufacturers (MSBOs) are included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Pipes, fittings and valvesOther plumbing suppliesPlumbing fixturesSump pumps and water treatment equipmentBoilers, radiators and related productsHVAC equipmentFurnaces and water heaters
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling plumbing equipment, including plumbing fixturesWholesaling hydronic heating and cooling equipmentWholesaling household-type gas equipment and suppliesWholesaling waterworks equipment to private and municipal contractors

    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
  • Value of residential construction
  • Housing starts
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Demand from heating and air conditioning wholesaling
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Strong demand from the construction sector
  • Keeping up with competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction markets improving
  • Structural changes
  • Table: Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Hardware Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors
  • Plumbers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing
  • Valve Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Other plumbing supplies
  • Pipes, fittings and valves
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Furnaces and water heaters
  • HVAC equipment
  • Sump pumps and water treatment equipment
  • Boilers, radiators and related products
  • Chart: Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Renovation, repair and maintenance
  • Residential construction
  • Nonresidential construction and industrial
  • Major Markets
  • Residential remodeling and repairs
  • Nonresidential remodeling and repairs
  • New residential building construction
  • New nonresidential building construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing & Heating Supplies 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 Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wolseley PLC
  • Table: Wolseley PLC - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plumbing & Heating Supplies 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 Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (Hvac)
  • Equipment and technology that provides indoor or automotive environmental comfort.
  • Hydronic Heating
  • A method of heating a whole home or building by using hot water, which is often heated by a gas boiler.
  • 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.
  • Waterworks
  • Equipment including water hydrants and water meters.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries whereby producers supply goods directly to retailers, eliminating the middleman.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • 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 Plumbing & Heating Supplies 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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