Warming up: Demand from downstream construction markets will boost industry revenue

The Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling industry in Canada is anticipated to grow over the five years to 2018. Renovation, maintenance and repair work comprise most of industry demand and, thanks to its steady growth, revenue has continued to rise despite declining demand from nonresidential construction in recent years. Over the next five years, demand from downstream construction markets will continue to grow, albeit a slower rate due to weak demand from residential construction...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased demand from the renovation market is anticipated to accelerate
  • Companies are expanding their product offerings and employee expertise to retain customers
  • Demand conditions are expected to be steady over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of industry operators is influenced by factors such as population dispersion, overall economic activity, construction investment and income. In general, highly populated Canadian provinces have a greater demand for construction products, consequently increasing the need for plumbing and heating supplies. For this industry, establishments include distribution centres, ancillary warehouses, local sales branches and customer support offices.Industry wholesale activity is concentrated in the Atlantic and Pacific regions. In Canada, the Atlantic region is a manufacturing hub, with easy access to road, rail and maritime distribution and supply channels. Lik...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a good technical knowledge of product
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Residential renovation expenditure and Housing starts in the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry distributes pipe, valves and fittings, plumbing fixtures, hydronics and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. Wholesalers in the industry purchase products directly from manufacturers and subsequently distribute products to contractors, end-use businesses and retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Distributing air-conditioning equipment (excluding window units)
  • Distributing plumbing fixtures
  • Distributing hydronic heating and cooling equipment
  • Distributing pipe, valves and fittings
  • Distributing allied products to building contractors
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Residential renovation expenditure
  • Housing starts
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Demand from hardware stores
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Construction markets and consumer trends
  • Competition and consolidation
  • Government and growing green movements
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction and consolidation
  • Energy and hygiene leading growth
  • Table: Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Home Improvement Stores in Canada
  • Hardware Stores in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors in Canada
  • Plumbing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing in Canada
  • Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing in Canada
  • Valve Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) supplies
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Other
  • Chart: Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential construction
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Repair and replacement
  • Wholesale bypass

  • Major Markets
  • Residential maintenance, repair and renovation
  • New residential construction
  • New nonresidential construction
  • Nonresidential maintenance, repair and renovation
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    EMCO Corporation, Wolseley Canada,
  • Table: EMCO Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Wolseley Canada - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Residential renovation expenditure (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries whereby producers supply goods directly to retailers, eliminating the middleman.
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