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Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers


Overview of the U.S. Lumber & Construction Materials 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 Lumber & Construction Materials 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.

market size 2018
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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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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 Lumber & Construction Materials 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

Flooring And Floor Coverings

Rough, Dressed, And Finished Dimensional Lumber

Untreated Lumber

Treated Lumber

Boards

Plywood, Panels, And Millwork, Including Doors, Windows, And Wood Fence

Softwood Plywood, Softwood Veneer, And Oriented Strand Board (Osb)

Other Panel Products, Including Hardwood Plywood, Hardwood Veneer, And Particleboard

Gypsum Board, Green Or Water Board, And Other Specialty Boards

Wood Millwork, Including Moldings, Doors, Windows, And Cabinets

Metal Millwork

Trusses, Wood Siding, And Wood Shingles

Concrete, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Stone, Brick, And Block

Ready-Mixed Or Transit-Mixed Concrete

Cement, Lime, And Gypsum Materials

Sand, Gravel, And Crushed And Building Stone

Brick, Block, Structural Clay Tile, And Clay Or Cement Sewer Pipe

Nonwood Roofing, Nonwood Siding, And Insulation Materials

Nonwood Roofing

Nonwood Siding

Insulation Materials

Flat Glass And Other Construction Glass

Construction Glass, Including Window And Door Glass

Glass For Glass Product Manufacturing

Other Construction Products And Materials

Rain-Carrying Equipment, Including Gutters And Down Spouts

Prefabricated Buildings And Nonwood Structural Assemblies

Manufactured Mobile Homes

Other Construction Materials, Including House Wraps, Vapor Barriers, And Construction Papers

Plastic And Metal Fence

Flat Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Other Iron And Steel Products

Concrete Reinforcement Bars

Aluminum Shapes And Forms, Including Pipes And Tubing

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Hardware

Bolts, Nuts, Rivets, And Other Fasteners, Excluding Nails

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

Forced-Air Heating And Air-Conditioning Equipment And Supplies

Nonlumber Forest Products, Including Cordwood, Hewn Posts, Poles, Railroad Ties, And Timber

Other Nonlumber Forest Products, Including Hewn Posts, Poles, Railroad Ties, And Timber

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Paint, Paint Supplies, Wallpaper, And Wallpaper Supplies

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Miscellaneous Commodities



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.

U.S. map of Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers by state

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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 Lumber & Construction Materials 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 Lumber & Construction Materials 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 Lumber & Construction Materials 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 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 23%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 20%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 20%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 19%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30%
Motor Vehicle Operators 13%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 13%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 16%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Forest Products Distributors trademarks "FPD" - Lumber - 01/06/2018
  • Southerncarlson trademarks "FLOORMASTER" - Metal fasteners - 01/06/2018
  • Coastal Specialty Forest Products trademarks "TIMBER HOLDINGS USA IRON WOODS" - Lumber - 01/05/2018
  • Bonakemi Usa patents Mop Head With Resiliently Deflectable Ear Portions - 08/31/2017
  • Sterling Lumber patents Crane Mat And Method Of Manufacture - 05/25/2017
  • Stego Industries patents Wet Screed Hardware System - 05/19/2016
  • South Cypress raises $1 million in funding. - 07/24/2014
  • Liaison Technologies raises $1 million in funding. - 04/14/2014
  • Rugby Acquisition raises $2 million in funding. - 03/13/2013




  • Top Innovators

    225511810
    CompanyInnovation Score
    Primesource Building Products225
    National Nail51
    Kri Star Enterprises18
    Smartvent Products10
    Stock Building Supply Holdings

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms - It’s summer 2016, and the crew for this particular Reclaim Appalachia site is awaiting the arrival next week of a forestry mulcher that will remove and chew up the shrubs into wood chips ... training in sustainable construction, solar technology ... (01/12/2018)
    • Robert Boone Saunders Jr. - After his service, he and Pat returned to Hardin, where they raised their family and Bob ran the Saunders Lumber Co. with his father and brother Lloyd. In 1969, the family moved to Billings, where Bob started a building materials business and a trucking ... (01/09/2018)
    • Furniture Market trends into 2018 - Tammy Harris, owner of Harris Wholesale Furniture based in Grand Prairie, Texas, said last year was the season of natural materials. Linen fabric chairs, natural colors, and raw wood sold well ... products based on good construction and quality material ... (01/06/2018)
    • Insuring the lumber industry: What agents and brokers need to know - secondary wood manufacturing and building material dealers (retail/wholesale distribution). Some examples of the types of business that would fall into the definition of primary wood manufacturing could include sawmills, veneer mills, pallet operations and ... (11/29/2017)
    • Idaho-based business to open metro-east distribution center - A Boise, Idaho, company that sells wood products and building materials plans to open a distribution center ... The company produces of engineered wood products and plywood and a wholesale distributor of building products. Boise Cascade is locating its ... (11/09/2017)
    • These 10 jobs are SLO County’s fastest-growing professions - What they do: “Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood and related materials. May spray roofs ... commercial goods merchant wholesalers; architectural engineering services; scientific research and development services ... (08/16/2017)
    • Wood Island rising: Construction resuming on restoration - KITTERY POINT, Maine – On the eve of the Wood Island ... under construction in Concord, N.H. He said a replica sign will also be installed and will read “U.S. Life Saving Station.” “We’ve already committed $150,000 worth of materials for this ... (07/11/2017)
    • Baltimore construction materials get new lease on life at Brick + Board - operated in the harbor wholesale lumber district, now Harbor East. "When a century-old Baltimore rowhouse reaches the end of the line, its bones deserve to live on, and we take pride in harvesting, preserving and preparing these materials for their next ... (03/04/2017)
    • K-I Lumber & Building Materials joins the US LBM Family - --(BUSINESS WIRE)--US LBM Holdings, LLC (“US LBM”) announces the acquisition of K-I Lumber & Building Materials (“K-I Lumber”) of ... K-I Lumber began as a wholesale lumber operation linking mills to retail customers in the Louisville marketplace. (11/14/2014)
    • 42: Al Rashed Building Materials - Al Rashed Building Materials is a division of Rashed Al Rashed and Sons Group, an organisation specialised in trading, manufacturing, contracting, property and investment. Its materials division (BMD) is a wholesale provider of products including wood ... (04/24/2010)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $41,633,029 on Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 2,462 contracts to 267 companies, with an average value of $155,929 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Plywood And Millwork
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Plywood And Millwork are less than those from Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Plywood And Millwork sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Plywood And Millwork Product Sales Report



    Concrete, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Stone, Brick, Block, And Tile
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Brick & Stone Construction Material Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Concrete, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Stone, Brick, Block, And Tile are less than those from Lumber & Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Concrete, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Stone, Brick, Block, And Tile sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Concrete, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Stone, Brick, Block, And Tile Product Sales Report



    Nonwood Roofing, Nonwood Siding, And Insulation Materials
    Nonwood Roofing, Nonwood Siding, And Insulation Materials Product Sales Report

    Wood Millwork
    Wood Millwork Product Sales Report

    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Metal Millwork
    Metal Millwork Product Sales Report

    Hardware
    Hardware Product Sales Report

    Chemicals And Allied Products
    Chemicals And Allied Products Product Sales Report

    Service Receipts And Labor Charges
    Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

    Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes
    Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes Product Sales Report



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