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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

New And Rebuilt Automotive And Trailer Parts And Supplies

Photographic Equipment And Supplies

Office Equipment, Excluding Computers

New Computer Equipment


Computer Storage Devices

Other Computer Peripheral Equipment

Packaged Computer Software, Including Pc Game Software But Excluding Cartridges And DVD Games For Video-Game Consoles

Semi-Finished Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Standard Steel Pipes

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Power And Distribution Transformers, Unit Substation

Switchgear And Switchboard Apparatus

Electric Motors And Generators, Including Motor-Generator Sets, Excluding Parts And Supplies

Conduit, Raceway, And Fittings

Electric Light Bulbs

Interior Wiring, Excluding Conduit

Exterior Wiring And Cables, Excluding Conduit

Lighting Fixtures

Industrial Controls, Excluding Electrical Transmission Equipment

Other Electrical Apparatus And Equipment, Including Alarm Systems, Fuses, And Lightning Rods

Parts And Supplies For Electric Motors And Generators

Electrical Transmission Equipment

Batteries, Except Automotive

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing


Audio Equipment, Including Radios, Stereos, CD Players, And Speakers

DVD Players, Vcrs, And Video Cameras

Electric Household Ranges And Ovens

Household Refrigerators And Freezers

Electric And Gas Household Washing Machines And Dryers

Household Vacuum Cleaners And Sewing Machines

Other Small Electric Household Appliances

Car Stereos, Tape Players, And CD Players

Gas Household Ranges And Ovens


Electronic Parts And Equipment, Excluding Communications Equipment

Integrated Circuits

Capacitors And Resistors


Electronic Connectors And Other Passive Electronic Parts

Other Electronic Parts And Equipment

Communications Equipment And Supplies

Telephones, Including Wireless Phones

Other Communications Equipment


Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment And Supplies, Including Gas Plumbing Appliances And Water Heaters

Forced-Air Heating And Air-Conditioning Equipment And Supplies

Refrigeration Equipment And Supplies, Including Commercial Refrigerators

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Materials Handling Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Parts Installed In Repair Work

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Receipts For Service Contracts

Receipts For Installing Equipment

Miscellaneous Commodities

Rental And Operating Lease Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Business Operations Specialists 5%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Computer Occupations 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 29%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 22%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 22%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 5%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 17%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9%
Material Moving Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Tmax Digital trademarks "QUALITY, TECHNOLOGY & VALUE" - Home theater systems comprising of DVD players and projectors; Closed circuit TV systems for security and surveillance - 03/02/2018
  • Epson America trademarks "PRO-UHD" - Liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors - 03/02/2018
  • Nsi Industries trademarks "WARRIORWRAP" - electrical tape - 03/02/2018
  • Feit Electric patents Multi-configurable Light Emitting Diode (led) Flat Panel Lighting Fixture - 02/22/2018
  • Toshiba International patents System And Method For Seismically Stabilized Ups - 02/15/2018
  • Renesas Electronics America patents Isolated Circuit Formed During Back End Of Line Process - 02/15/2018
  • ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America raises $5 million in funding. - 12/27/2017
  • Integrated Biometrics raises $2 million in funding. - 11/28/2017
  • Ay Dee Kay raises $8 million in funding. - 07/17/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sony Electronics670
    Voxx International224
    Deepsea Power & Light174

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • ECB Policy Meeting Minutes to Drive the EUR, with the Dollar on the Bounce - Sales surged by 1.2% in November, which was the largest increase since early 2013, with the increase being attributed to a 9.3% bounce in the sale of electrical and electronic goods ... together with wholesale price inflation numbers that are not ... (01/11/2018)
    • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Climb Slightly More Than Expected In November - The report said inventories of durable goods also rose by 0.5 percent in November after coming in unchanged in the previous month. The increase in durable goods inventories reflected notable growth in inventories of electrical products, metals, and machinery. (01/10/2018)
    • Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector: From Inertia to Nine Consecutive Months of Growth - fabricated metal products; primary metal and electrical equipment. However, the computer and electronic products sector contracted in the review month. The PMI report showed that the production level index for the manufacturing sector grew for the tenth ... (01/07/2018)
    • Shoplus: Cashless Adoption to Boost Pakistan’s E-Commerce Growth - The company has managed to truly understand the needs of both the vendors and the retailers by focusing on developing the wholesale online portal ... offering good products, quick logistics and efficient services. The website currently has more than ... (01/05/2018)
    • Nigeria’s economic expansion persist rapidly in December — CBN - fabricated metal products; primary metal and electrical equipment sector. The computer & electronic product sector contracted in the review month.” The report further stated: “The composite PMI for the non-manufacturing sector stood at 62.1 points in ... (01/04/2018)
    • The more you buy, the less it costs at this new store - Dubai: Bargains and best buys may be nothing new, but Dubai shoppers are making a beeline to a new wholesale ... products, bags and wallets, stationery, arts and crafts, celebrations, beauty accessories, toys, games and books, electronics and electrical ... (01/03/2018)
    • Mastercard Launches Kionect for Nairobi’s Smallest Shopkeepers - “We are seeing an increased need for supply-chain financing in the micro-merchant and small and medium enterprise space,” Farouk Khimji, Head of Products & Innovations, DTB. “If wholesalers can provide financial help to their merchants, it can help ... (12/30/2017)
    • SA, Turkey to boost electronics trade - the Turkish trade talks showcased Turkish white goods, electronics, cables and electrical production and distribution equipment to South African importers, wholesalers, retailers and industry bodies, and paved the way for future partnerships across Africa. (11/15/2017)
    • Anixter to Open New Flagship Facility in Houston, Texas - Chris Blakeslee, North American SVP - Electrical and Electronic Solutions (EES), stated, “Our new location in Houston will allow us to fully execute our value proposition for customers in the Houston market. Our range of products, covering every aspect ... (10/07/2016)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $159,632,339 on Electrical & Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 8,746 contracts to 918 companies, with an average value of $173,891 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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