“These reports are a great resource for distributors looking to plan strategically for the year ahead,” said Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier, editor of Modern Distribution Management.
Lafayette, CO (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
Total revenues of wholesale distributors grew by 4.2 percent to $5.1 trillion in 2013, demonstrating slightly higher growth than 2012, according to the newly released 2014 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Reports (http://www.mdm.com/wdetr), published by Modern Distribution Management. Revenues increased by 3.9% after adjusting for the effects of price change (inflation and deflation)—most evident in the energy, metal service centers, building materials and agricultural sectors. The wholesale distribution industry is forecast to grow by 4.5% in 2014.
Building Material and Construction Wholesale Distributors are predicted to see double digit growth (11.9%) followed by Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesale Distributors (9.0 %).
One of the slowest‐growth sectors in 2014 will likely be Office Product Wholesalers and Paper Merchants (2.7%).
The 2014 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Reports were produced in partnership with NetSuite.
The ninth edition of the 2014 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Reports include industry statistics, trend analysis, benchmarking data and forecasts for 19 sectors in the distribution industry, including industrial (http://www.mdm.com/industrial-distributors-report ); hardware, plumbing and heating equipment/supplies (http://www.mdm.com/hvac-report); building materials and construction (http://www.mdm.com/construction-report); electrical and electronics (http://www.mdm.com/electrical-electronics-report); and grocery and foodservice (http://www.mdm.com/foodservice-report).
“These reports are a great resource for distributors looking to plan strategically for the year ahead,” said Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier, editor of Modern Distribution Management. “It includes accurate, current and forward-looking data on your specific sectors and the industry as a whole. See how different benchmarks, including revenue growth and employment trends, have changed over the past decade, and gain a better understanding of how the different niches of each sector are performing."
These distribution sector reports, delivered in downloadable pdf, are invaluable resources for detailed distribution channel benchmarking data if you are managing, selling to or investing in a wholesale distribution company. The Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Reports (http://www.mdm.com/wdetr) use data from the most recent U.S. Annual Wholesale Trade Survey for 2013 and the preliminary results of the last Economic Census.
The 2014 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Reports provide forecasts and data for 19 distribution sectors, and supply. Data included in the reports include:
- Trend Data – Revenues, Inventories, Inventory-to-Sales Ratio, Total Employment, Average Annual Revenues per Employee and Average Weekly Earnings
- Sector Summary – 2013 Revenues, Percent of Industry Revenues, No. of Companies and Average Gross Margin (2012)
- Summary Trend Data - 2013 Actual Revenues, 2013 Real Revenues, Revenue Gap and 2013 Q4 Employment, in Percent Change vs. Previous Year
- Revenue Forecast Summary - 2013 Actual, 2014 Forecast, 2014 vs. 2013, in Percent Change in Revenues vs. Previous Year
- Sector Growth vs. U.S. GDP Growth - 2000: Q1 to 2013:Q4
- Employment Size Distribution of Wholesale Distribution Companies
- Actual Revenue Growth – Quarterly 2004 to Present
- Real Revenue Growth – Quarterly 2004 to Present
- Employment Growth – Quarterly 2004 to Present
- Inventory-to-Sales Ratio – 3-Month Moving Average with Trendline, Quarterly 2004-Present
Additional Sector-Specific Data:
- Sub-Sector Summary - Estimated 2013 Revenues, Percent of Sector Revenues, No. of Companies and No. of Branches
- Sub-Sector Summary Statistics - Average Sales per Company, Average Sales per Branch, Average Sales per Employee and Average Gross Margin (2012)
- Share of Revenue by End-Customer Market
Visit http://www.mdm.com/wdetr to view all available distribution sector reports, also ideal for manufacturers and service providers, such as private equity firms and technology providers who are conducting market research on the wholesale distribution channel. All 19 market reports are available for purchase in the 2014 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Factbook. Order the Factbook at http://www.mdm.com/factbook.
For more information about the 2014 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends Reports, visit http://www.mdm.com/wdetr, or call MDM at 1-888-742-5060.
Individual economic reports are available for the following 18 sectors: industrial distributors; hardware, plumbing & heating equipment/supplies wholesalers; electrical/electronics wholesalers; grocery & foodservice wholesale distributors; building material and construction wholesale distributors; oil and gas products wholesale distributors; motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts wholesale distributors; other consumer products wholesale distributors; miscellaneous durable goods wholesale distributors; commercial equipment and supplies wholesale distributors; computer equipment and software wholesale distributors; agricultural products wholesale distributors; apparel and piece goods wholesale distributors; beer, wine and liquor wholesalers, chemicals and plastics wholesale distributors; office product wholesalers and paper merchants; furniture and home furnishing wholesale distributors; and metal service centers.
The reports were produced by Industrial Market Information Inc., also owned by Gale Media, Inc.
Industrial Market Information is an industrial markets research firm. For more than 25 years, IMI has helped industrial products manufacturers, distributors and others make data‐based decisions for market planning, product analysis, territory management, strategic planning, account management and potential analysis, joint distributor/vendor planning, and competitive analysis. IMI provides market demand estimates, account potential reports and prospect lists based on estimated usage for 200+ MRO/OEM product groups. For more information, visit http://www.imidata.com. IMI is a business of Gale Media.
Modern Distribution Management is the only subscription newsletter and specialized information website that covers the critical management issues facing wholesale distribution executives. MDM offers a twice-monthly premium newsletter, free e-newsletters, Webcasts, economic and market data, real-time breaking news and commentary at mdm.com and resources for wholesale distribution executives and companies that serve the distribution industry. Since 1967, MDM has delivered timely and insightful news coverage of the people, companies and trends that shape this industry. For more information, visit http://www.mdm.com. MDM is a business of Gale Media.
NetSuite is a cloud-based integrated Wholesale Distribution software application, giving distribution companies one complete system to run their entire business, from Accounting/ERP to CRM to Inventory to eCommerce. To learn more about NetSuite, please visit http://www.mdm.com/NetSuite.