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Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors: Market Research Report

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Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Market Research Report | NAICS OD5514 | Sep 2016

Safe start: Revenue will rise as manufacturing and construction activity slowly revives

IBISWorld’s Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors 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
  • Improving construction and manufacturing markets will boost industry demand
  • The construction sector has experienced steady growth, supporting demand
  • As national employment continues to rebound, industry demand will grow
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the construction and manufacturing sectors recovered, thus spurring demand for safety equipment and supplies. Additionally, the number of work-related deaths has fallen slowly as a result of increased safety regulations, which will in turn maintain consistent demand for industry products. In the five years to 2021, the recovery in these key downstream sectors is forecast to continue, leading to industry growth... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

In more ways than one, the markets served by the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry have an obligation to protect their employees. First, federal regulations that aim to reduce the risk of workplace injuries mandate certain purchases (e.g. hearing protection, safety goggles and rubber mats) for employees in factories, building sites and other potentially hazardous settings. Second, injuries incurred while on the job affect company bottom lines through temporary or permanent loss of labor, potential liability lawsuits and fines for noncompliance. Ove.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Number of work-related deaths in the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry?

    Operators in this industry distribute and deliver safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. Generally, these items are purchased in bulk for manufacturing, construction and other labor-intensive industries. Distributors with retail outlets are included, but manufacturers with retail outlets and suppliers of goods for medical and healthcare markets are excluded.

    Industry Products
    Environmental safety productsRemediation equipmentSafety apparel
    Industry Activities
    Distributing and selling safety supplies for manufacturersDistributing and selling safety supplies for construction industriesDistributing and selling safety supplies for other industries

    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
  • Industrial production index
  • Number of work-related deaths
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Value of construction
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued downstream recovery
  • Profit to remain under pressure
  • Table: Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Freight Packing & Logistics Services
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Storage & Warehousing
  • Products & Services
  • Environmental safety products
  • Safety apparel
  • Remediation equipment
  • Other
  • Chart: Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Mining sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Airgas Inc.
  • Table: Airgas Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors 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 Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial production index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Air Ionizer
  • A device used to neutralize the potentially harmful effects of electrically charged particles in the air.
  • Hard Hat
  • A hat worn by workers at a building site to protect their heads from falling objects
  • Sorbent
  • A material used to absorb or adsorb liquids or gases.

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