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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread for laboratory supply wholesaling correlates to regional population levels. For example, British Columbia accounts for about 13.3% of the population and 13.3% of industry establishments. Ontario, however, has a very high concentration of industry establishments at 46.6% of total locations. The province is the manufacturing hub of Canada, and industry operators can vertically integrate or incur lower transportation costs by operating close to manufacturers. The second-most concentrated province, Quebec, is home to about 20.0% of industry establishments, while accounting for 23.1% of the total Canadian population... 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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