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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 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.

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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 distributes equipment and supplies to laboratories, schools and other companies. Growing demand from downstream buyers has translated to industry growth over the past five years, with revenue expected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.5% over the period. Wholesale bypass has nonetheless limited demand, with revenue growth anticipated to slow to 1.6% over 2016, reaching $6.0 billion.

Over the five years to 2016, consolidation and wholesale bypass are expected to reduce the number of industry operators at an average annual rate of 0.9% to 299 companies. Laboratory supply wholesalers are actively consolidating to improve their product lines and 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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