Good chemistry: Demand from biotechnology will mitigate the threat of wholesale bypass

Over the past five years, the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry in Canada experienced revenue growth primarily due to rising demand for scientific, technical, professional and education services. However, wholesale bypass negatively influenced industry wholesalers. Additionally, the shift to value-added services underpinned revenue growth. Over the next five years, revenue will continue to be threatened by wholesale bypass; however, growing demand from biotechnology alongside improved research-and-development budgets will boost revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
35,164
Businesses
1,215
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing prevalence of wholesale bypass has negatively impacted industry operators
  • Consolidation in the pharmaceutical sector has significantly reduced demand
  • Demand from testing labs is expected to grow as they invest in supplies and equipment
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry in Canada distributes equipment and supplies to laboratories, schools, research facilities and other professional and technical businesses. Growing demand from downstream buyers has facilitated industry growth over the five years to 2018, with revenue expected to climb at an annualized rate of 3.3% during the period to reach $18.2 billion, including anticipated growth of 2.4% in 2018.Test labs support revenueGovernment regulation across a wide range of industries has stimulated growth in downstream markets, consequently improving demand for industry products. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry are

  • Strong supplier relationships
  • Ability to ship products to diverse locations
  • Ability to provide many different products and services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from professional, scientific and technical services and Research and development expenditure in the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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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 furniture
  • School supplies
  • Scientific equipment
  • Other professional equipment
  • Value-added services
  • 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
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from professional, scientific and technical services
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Demand from laboratory testing services
  • Demand from educational services
  • Industrial capacity utilization

  • Current Performance
  • Test labs support revenue
  • Pharmaceutical demand boosts revenue
  • Government funding
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising regulation
  • A turn to services
  • Restructuring
  • Table: Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Architects in Canada
  • Geophysical Services in Canada
  • Surveying & Mapping Services in Canada
  • Laboratory Testing Services in Canada
  • Scientific Research & Development in Canada
  • Educational Services In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing in Canada
  • Medical Device Manufacturing in Canada
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Scientific equipment
  • Laboratory equipment and furniture
  • Value-added services
  • School supplies
  • Other professional equipment
  • Chart: Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial and applied markets
  • Academic and educational institutions
  • Diagnostics and other
  • Government facilities (excluding educational institutions)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labour and capital
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Laboratory Supply Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Laboratory Supply 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 Laboratory Supply 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 Laboratory Supply Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Research and development expenditure in Canada (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Mergers And Acquisitions (M&A)
  • The buying, selling and combining of companies.
  • Research And Development (R&D)
  • Creative work undertaken by a company to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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