Laboratory Supply Wholesaling in Canada: Market Research Report

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Laboratory Supply Wholesaling in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 41793bCA | Apr 2016

Scientific methods: Wholesale bypass remains a threat, but high R&D budgets will sustain industry demand

IBISWorld’s Laboratory Supply 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry revenue closely follows the performance of scientific and technical service industries. While demand from such industries rose strongly following the recession, growth has slowed to a moderate pace in recent years. The growing prevalence of wholesale bypass, when businesses purchase directly from manufacturers, has negatively impacted industry wholesalers that distribute school supplies and other niche products. Comparatively, wholesale bypass has not significantly affected larger industry players thanks to their vertical integration. Moreover, industry companies are actively consolidating; by acquiring smaller players with innovative products, companies are able to simultaneously expand their customer base and reduce competition... purchase to read more

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The Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry has a low level of market share concentration. Employment within the industry is concentrated at the lower end of the scale, with about 41.0% of operators employing one to four employees, and 97.1% employing fewer than 100 workers. Market share concentration varies among industry products, laboratory products have a higher level of market share concentration because many major players are vertically integrated and benefit from lower purchase costs.

Market share concentration has increased during the past five years, as each of the top three operators acquire smaller companies to expand their market reach... purchase to read more


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What is the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in this industry wholesale laboratory, scientific and school equipment, instruments and supplies. This industry excludes companies that predominantly distribute medical, hospital and dental equipment and supplies.

Industry Products
Laboratory equipment and furnitureSchool suppliesScientific equipmentOther professional equipment
Industry Activities
Wholesaling analytical instruments (e.g. chromatographic instruments, photometers and spectrographs) Wholesaling architectural, drafting, engineering, surveying and veterinary equipment and supplies Wholesaling blackboards Wholesaling laboratory equipment, including balances and scales (except dental, medical and ophthalmic equipment) Wholesaling professional instruments, equipment and supplies (except dental, medical and ophthalmic supplies) Wholesaling school equipment and supplies (except books and furniture) Wholesaling scientific instruments and scientific laboratory equipment

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