Power switch: The declining price of electrical components has boosted industry demand

The Electronic Part and Equipment Wholesaling industry primarily wholesales new and used electronic components, navigational and communications equipment and supplies. Over the five years to 2017, the industry has benefited from increased demand for communication equipment and electronic parts. Increases in consumer spending and corporate profit have boosted consumer and business demand for industry products. The declining price of electronic components is another primary driver of industry demand. As technology has evolved to create higher-power computer chips using less silicon, the cost of these components has steadily fallen. As a result, consumer electronics have become increasingly affordable despite sluggish income growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As component prices have fallen, operators have generally been forced to pass lower costs to customers
  • The falling price of electronics has been one of the primary drivers of demand
  • Electronic components are expected to continue being integrated into a growing array of consumer products
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Electronic Part and Equipment Wholesaling industry in Canada has a low level of capital intensity. Capital investment is concentrated in sales equipment and inventory management systems. However, warehouses and other facilities can be rented, which reduces capital costs. Nevertheless, despite increased adoption of inventory management systems, industry operators require employees to check orders, provide customer services and maneuver inventory. In 2017, for every dollar spent on labour, industry operators are expected to invest $0.08 on capital...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Per capita disposable income in the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling new and used electronic components, navigational and communications equipment and supplies. It also includes establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling telephones, intercoms, pagers and public address systems. Operators that wholesale computers and related equipment are excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Communications equipment and supplies
  • Semiconductors
  • Integrated circuits
  • Other electronic components
  • Computers and software
  • Industry Activities
  • Broadcasting equipment wholesaling
  • Communications equipment wholesaling
  • Radar equipment wholesaling
  • Telegraph equipment wholesaling
  • Telephone equipment wholesaling
  • Computer boards wholesaling
  • Semiconductor device wholesaling
  • Integrated circuits wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Private investment in computers and software

  • Current Performance
  • Increased demand
  • Greater competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consistent demand
  • Looming threats
  • Table: Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing in Canada
  • Radio Broadcasting in Canada
  • Electronic & Computer Repair Services in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing in Canada
  • Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component Manufacturing in Canada
  • Telecommunications Networking Equipment Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Communications equipment and supplies
  • Semiconductors
  • Other electronic components
  • Computers and software
  • Integrated circuits
  • Other
  • Chart: Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesale establishments for resale
  • Manufacturing and construction industries
  • Retailers for resale
  • Business end users
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic Part & 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 Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Corporate profit (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems, such as the internet and other computer networks. Businesses engaged in e-commerce are often called e-tailers.
  • Semiconductor
  • A substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for the control of electrical current.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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