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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Overview of the U.S. Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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 Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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[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 Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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 Used Automobiles, Crossovers, Motorcycles, And Trailers

Heavy Trucks, Truck Bodies, Trailers, And Road Tractors, More Than 33, 000 Lb.

New And Rebuilt Automotive And Trailer Parts And Supplies

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Equipment And Supplies

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Supplies

Flat Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Stainless Steel

Other Stainless Steel, Including Tubing

Other Nonferrous Metals, Including Magnesium, Nickel, Tin, Lead, And Zinc, Excluding Gemstones

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Electronic Parts And Equipment, Excluding Communications Equipment

Communications Equipment And Supplies


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

Construction, Forestry, And Mining Machinery And Equipment, Including Parts And Attachments

New Off-Highway Wheel And Track-Laying Tractors

New Power Cranes, Draglines, And Shovels

New Mixers, Pavers, And Related Equipment

New Tractor Shovel Loaders

New Graders, Rollers, And Off-Highway Trucks

New Mining Machinery

Other New Construction, Mining, Logging, And Road Maintenance Machinery And Equipment

Used Construction And Mining Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Construction, Mining, And Forestry Machinery And Equipment

Farm Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

New Farm Tractors

New Harvesting Machinery

New Land Preparation, Planting, And Cultivating Machinery

New Dairy Farm And Barn Equipment

New Irrigation Equipment And Parts

Other New Farm Machinery And Equipment

Used Farm Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Farm Machinery And Equipment

Lawn And Garden Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

New Power Lawn Mowers

Other New Lawn And Garden Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Used Lawn And Garden Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Food-Processing Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

New Commercial Food-Processing Machinery, Including Baking Machinery, Slicers, And Choppers

New Packing, Packaging, And Bottling Equipment

Used Commercial Food-Processing Machinery And Equipment

Used Packing, Packaging, And Bottling Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Food-Processing Machinery And Equipment

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Pumps, Motors, And Parts

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Pumps

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Motors

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Pump And Motor Parts

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

New Pumps, Compressors, And Equipment, Excluding Hydraulic And Pneumatic Pumps

New Diesel Engines, Excluding Automotive Engines

New Gasoline Engines, Motor Parts, Except Electric Motors, And Engine Electrical Equipment, Except Auto And Aircraft

New Controlling, Recording, And Indicating Instruments And Accessories

Other New General-Purpose Industrial Machinery And Equipment

Used General-Purpose Industrial Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For General-Purpose Industrial Machinery And Equipment

Metalworking Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Metalworking Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Metalworking Machinery And Equipment

Materials Handling Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

New Conveying Equipment

New Hoists And Cranes

New Forklifts

New Industrial Trucks And Tractors

Used Materials Handling Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Materials Handling Machinery And Equipment

Oil Well, Oil Field, Oil Refinery, And Pipeline Machinery, Equipment, And Supplies

New Oil Refinery Machinery And Equipment

New Oil Well, Oil Field, And Pipeline Machinery And Equipment

Used Oil Well, Oil Field, And Pipeline Machinery And Equipment

Used Oil Refinery Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Oil Well, Oil Field, And Pipeline Machinery And Equipment

Parts And Supplies For Oil Refinery Machinery And Equipment

Mechanical Power Transmission Supplies

Bearings And Bushings

Other Mechanical Power Transmission Supplies

Industrial Valves And Fittings, Excluding Hydraulic Valves And Fittings

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Valves

Hydraulic Valves

Pneumatic Valves

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Cylinders And Rotary Actuators

Hydraulic Cylinders And Rotary Actuators

Pneumatic Cylinders And Rotary Actuators

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Connectors And Assemblies

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Connectors

Hydraulic And Pneumatic Assemblies

Other Hydraulic And Pneumatic Accessories And Parts

Welding Supplies, Excluding Gases

Industrial Containers And Supplies

New And Reconditioned Drums And Barrels

Bottles And Bottlers' Supplies

Other Industrial Containers And Supplies, Including Pallets And Skids

Abrasives, Strapping, Tape, Ink, And Mechanical Rubber Goods

Printing And Duplicating Inks

Abrasives And Abrasive Materials

Nylon, Polyester, And Synthetic Rubber

Mechanical Rubber Goods

Strapping And Tape

Other Industrial Supplies

Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Supplies, Including Industrial Water Treatment Equipment

New Metal Smelting And Refining Machinery And Equipment

New Power Plant Machinery, Excluding Electrical

New Printing Trades Machinery And Equipment

New Textile And Sewing Machinery And Equipment

New Woodworking Machinery

Other New Industrial Machinery And Equipment

Used Industrial Machinery And Equipment

Industrial Water Treatment Equipment

Printing Trades Supplies

Parts And Supplies For Industrial Machinery And Equipment

Beauty And Barber Equipment And Supplies

Beauty And Barber Equipment, Including Furniture And Dryers

Beauty And Barber Supplies, Including Combs, Curlers, And Shampoos

Janitorial Equipment And Supplies

Power Janitorial Equipment

Nonpower Janitorial Equipment

Janitorial Supplies

Commercial Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment And Supplies

Commercial Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment

Commercial Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Supplies

Service Establishment Equipment And Supplies

Burial Caskets And Other Funeral Equipment

Other Service Establishment Equipment And Supplies

Funeral Supplies

Municipal Water Treatment Equipment

Fire Sprinkler Devices And Fire Alarm Equipment

Aircraft And Aeronautical Equipment And Supplies

New Aircraft

New Aircraft Engines And Engine Parts

Other New Aircraft Equipment

Used Aircraft Equipment

New Aircraft Parts And Supplies

Used Aircraft Parts And Supplies

Marine Machinery, Equipment, And Supplies

New Marine Propulsion Machinery And Equipment

Marine Supplies

Used Marine Machinery And Equipment

Transportation Equipment, Including Golf Carts

New Transportation Equipment, Excluding Automotive

Used Transportation Equipment, Excluding Automotive

Sporting And Recreational Goods And Supplies

Fire Extinguishers And Fire Safety Equipment

Safety Equipment

Paper And Plastic Products

Industrial Paper And Plastic For Packaging, Including Wrapping, Bags, And Cartons

Other Paper And Plastic Products

Household Paper And Plastic Products, Including Paper Towels And Napkins

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Supplies, Cosmetics, And Toiletries, Including Body And Hand Soaps

Grocery Specialties

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Industrial Gases, Including Welding Gases


Acetylene And Other Welding Gases

Other Industrial Gases

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

Farm Supplies

Other Agricultural Chemicals And Fertilizers

Paint, Paint Supplies, Wallpaper, And Wallpaper Supplies

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.

U.S. map of Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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
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 Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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 Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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 Machinery, Equipment & Supplies 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 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 27%
Retail Sales Workers 12%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 10%
Parts Salespersons 9%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 19%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 19%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 17%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 20%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 11%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics 9%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 23%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10%
Material Moving Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Direct Supply trademarks "DIRECT SUPPLY EQUIPMENT & FURNISHINGS" - Transportation logistics services - 01/08/2018
  • Gea Farm Technologies trademarks "EFFINITY" - Sanitizing teat dip - 01/07/2018
  • Dod Technologies trademarks "CHEMLOGIC" - Gas detectors for detecting the presence of various gases - 12/26/2017
  • Air Industries Group raises $1 million in funding. - 12/12/2017
  • Hoj Engineering & Sales patents Warehouse Management System - 08/03/2017
  • DMG Mori Usa patents Systems And Methods For Using Smart Models In Manufacturing - 07/20/2017
  • Rotating Solutions raises $10 million in funding. - 07/07/2017
  • Bizerba Usa patents Printable Plastic Food Bag - 07/06/2017
  • Ironplanet raises $25 million in funding. - 08/23/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    W W Grainger590
    Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service121
    Gea Farm Technologies100
    Vadient Optics

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

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    • The 12 best blockchain jobs now on offer at Wall Street banks - Bank of America Merrill Lynch is looking to hire merchant engagement leads at its San Francisco ... BAML is also seeking attorneys who specialize in global trade and supply chain finance in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Charlotte. (01/10/2018)
    • Mid-States Graphics Adds Second Colter & Peterson Paper Cutter - Both machines are from Colter & Peterson (, North America’s largest independent distributor of paper cutters and paper handling equipment ... a growing dealer network manages supply in Canada. A wholesale provider of color critical ... (01/10/2018)
    • Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No - businesses use it to buy weed from wholesalers and for gardening supplies, plastic bottles and lab equipment. They use it for money orders at grocery stores. It pays employees and the rent and electric bills and taxes. It is fed into owners’ personal ... (01/06/2018)
    • Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 1.5 per cent in October - OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales increased 1.5 per cent to $63 billion in October, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector. The increase more than offset a 1.1 per cent drop in September. The agency says gains were made in ... (12/20/2017)
    • Business targets identified for city’s new industrial site - Wholesale trade: beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers; machinery, equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers; motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers; miscellaneous durable goods merchant ... (10/10/2017)
    • Discount Credit Card Supply Achieves Inc. 5000 Ranking for the Third year in a row! - Discount Credit Card Supply (DCCS) supplies new and refurbished point of sale processing equipment to agents, wholesalers, online marketplaces and merchants of all sizes. DCCS has a full-service refurbishing center, paper supply warehouse, deployment ... (08/16/2017)
    • Clearwater Paper Announces Second Tissue Machine and Converting Facility in Shelby, North Carolina - Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) today announced plans to build a new tissue machine and related converting equipment for producing ... tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. (02/08/2017)
    • UK Wholesale of Agricultural Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Market Digest 2015 - Research and Markets - has announced the addition of the "UK Wholesale of Agricultural Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Market Digest 2015" report to their offering. This Market Digest analyses key performance data and the structure of the UK wholesale of agricultural machinery ... (03/01/2016)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $336,086,104 on Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 7,617 contracts to 1,360 companies, with an average value of $247,122 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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