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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Miscellaneous Durable 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 Miscellaneous Durable 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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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 Miscellaneous Durable 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

Used Automotive Parts, Accessories, And Equipment

Miscellaneous Home Furnishings, Including Household Containers, Flatware, Pans, Baskets, And Kitchen Utensils

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

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

Store Machines And Equipment

Semi-Finished Iron And Steel Products

Flat Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Other Iron And Steel Products

Stainless Steel

Copper And Brass

Aluminum Shapes And Forms, Including Pipes And Tubing

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

Minerals And Ores, Excluding Coal, Gemstones, And Crude Oil

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

Electronic Parts And Equipment, Excluding Communications Equipment


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

Hand Tools, Excluding Power Tools

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

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

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

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

Sporting And Recreational Goods And Supplies

Small Firearms And Ammunition For Sporting And Hunting, Reloading Equipment, Archery Supplies, Shooting Aids, And Accessories

Bicycles And Bicycle Parts And Accessories, Including Tires And Tubes

Billiards, Pool, And Bowling Equipment And Accessories

Camping And Fishing Equipment And Accessories

Athletic Equipment And Accessories

Skiing And Snowboarding Equipment

Marine Pleasure Craft, Equipment, And Accessories

Other Sporting And Recreational Goods, Including Bingo Supplies And Playground Equipment

Swimming Pools And Swimming Pool Supplies

Toys And Hobby Goods And Supplies

Video Game Players And Consoles, Including Dedicated Game Terminals And Hand-Held Electronic Games

Toys And Games, Including Children's Vehicles

Crafts And Craft Supplies

Other Hobby Goods And Supplies

Fireworks And Firecrackers

Video Games, Excluding Pc Game Software

Recyclable Ferrous Metal Scrap

Recyclable Prepared Ferrous Metal Scrap Processed By This Establishment

Recyclable Prepared Ferrous Metal Scrap Not Processed By This Establishment

Unprepared Recyclable Ferrous Metal Scrap, Including Bi-Metal Cans

Recyclable Nonferrous Metal Scrap

Recyclable Aluminum Scrap

Recyclable Copper And Copper Alloy Scrap

Recyclable Lead Scrap

Other Recyclable Nonferrous Metallic Scrap, Including Nickel, Zinc, And Precious Metals

Recyclable Paper And Paperboard

Recyclable Materials, Excluding Metals And Paper

Recyclable Textiles, Including Rags And Textile Scraps

Recyclable Plastics

Recyclable Glass

Other Recyclable Materials

Recyclable Rubber

Jewelry, Diamonds, Gemstones, And Watches

Diamonds And Diamond Jewelry Where Lapidary Work Was Not Performed At This Location

Gemstone And Pearl Jewelry Where Lapidary Work Was Not Performed At This Location

Diamonds, Diamond Jewelry, Gemstones, And Pearl Jewelry Where Lapidary Work Was Performed At This Location

Watches And Watch Parts

Karat Gold Jewelry

Other Jewelry, Silverware, And Plated Ware



Costume Jewelry

Precious Metals--Gold, Silver, And Platinum, Including Precious Metal Coins

Musical Instruments And Supplies

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

Prerecorded CDs And Audio Tapes, Excluding Audio Books

Prerecorded DVDs And Video Tapes

Miscellaneous Durable Goods

Coin-Operated Games


Works Of Art

Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods

Signs, Excluding Electric Signs

Fire Extinguishers And Fire Safety Equipment

Safety Equipment

Paper And Plastic Products

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

Perfumes And Colognes

Men's And Boys' Clothing

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing


Confectioneries, Including Candy, Nuts, Chips, And Popcorn

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

Books, Periodicals, Newspapers, And Other Printed Materials

Books, Including Audio Books

Art Goods, Including Novelties And Souvenirs

Novelties And Souvenirs, Excluding Novelty Glassware

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 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 Miscellaneous Durable 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 Miscellaneous Durable 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 Miscellaneous Durable 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 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 19%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 14%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29%
Motor Vehicle Operators 5%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 5%
Material Moving Workers 22%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 17%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • MJ Holding trademarks "COLLECT-A-BALL!" - Novelty toy items in a plastic ball capsule - 03/03/2018
  • Armscor Precision International trademarks "BULL ROCKET" - Firearms; Hunting firearms; Sporting firearms - 03/03/2018
  • Maximum Human Performance trademarks "VITAMIN T" - Dietary and nutritional supplements - 03/03/2018
  • Kids II patents Toy Bar - 03/01/2018
  • Lightforce Usa patents Self-leveling Scope Mount And Method - 03/01/2018
  • Lifecore Fitness patents Multi-functional Exercise Rower - 03/01/2018
  • Nemo Equipment raises $2 million in funding. - 05/24/2017
  • Simms Fishing Products raises $28 million in funding. - 07/11/2016
  • Chloe & Isabel raises $3 million in funding. - 02/25/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Richline Group628
    Specialized Bicycle Components330
    Kids II146

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

    Latest Industry News

    • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Drop More Than Expected In October - Inventories of farm products, drugs, and miscellaneous non-durable goods showed notable decreases during the ... With sales rising and inventories falling, the inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers dipped to 1.25 in October from 1.26 in September. (12/08/2017)
    • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rise In Line With Estimates In September - Durable goods inventories rose by 0.3 percent, as notable increases in inventories of electrical and miscellaneous durable goods offset ... the inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers edged down to 1.27 in September from 1.28 in August. (11/09/2017)
    • Business targets identified for city’s new industrial site - motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers; miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers; chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers. • Transportation and warehousing: general freight trucking/specialized freight ... (10/10/2017)
    • GST rates: Walmart says progressive, cola makers cautious - As for air-condition maker Daikin, the move would bring about "a positive development" for the consumer durable industry. "This is definitely a good sign and positive development for the consumer durable industry. Lower tax will also add to the growth of ... (11/03/2016)
    • Chinese businesses swamp Santa Cruz - "Criminals are less than in other towns and stuff like that," the merchant, who refused to give his name ... he said he relocated his wholesale business from Linstead (St Catherine) to where he’s more comfortable and satisfied. When asked what caused ... (10/30/2016)
    • 5 things to know about the 44,153 jobs coming to Oakland County by 2018 - The top 5 types of industries adding jobs in Oakland County over the next three years: Testing labs (4,473); full-service restaurants (3,460); merchant wholesalers of durable goods (2,165 ... 1,088 jobs); miscellaneous store retailers (number 19, 775 ... (05/06/2016)
    • Public Sector Has Some of Oldest Workers Set to Retire - Industry observers warn that the public sector is ill-prepared for the departure of this large segment of the workforce. To comprehend the aging of the public sector, look no further than your mailbox. Postal service workers register a median age of 52 ... (08/26/2013)
    • US GDP SLOWS TO 1.5% IN SECOND QUARTER, BUT BEATS EXPECTATIONS - Aiding growth was a jump in personal consumption of non durable goods and exports ... and 2010 (preliminary); Census Bureau annual surveys of merchant wholesale trade and of retail trade for 2009 (revised) and for 2010 (preliminary); Census Bureau ... (07/27/2012)
    • Sales Tax Permits - Hometown Auction Service LLC – Paradise; Taxpayer: Judy L. Norred; First taxable date: 5-1-10 Sweet Taste of Paradise Enterprises LLC – Paradise; Taxpayer: David E. Trotter; First taxable date: 5-7-10 Smock’s One Stop Materials LLC – Bridgeport ... (05/23/2010)
    • K's Merchandise to close - CHAMPAIGN – K's Merchandise ... wholesaler. The family-owned firm grew into a regional operator of catalog showroom stores, beginning in 1973 with the opening of a K's store in Champaign. Today the chain's merchandise includes sporting goods, furniture ... (03/10/2006)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,123,401,143 on Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 1,753 contracts to 424 companies, with an average value of $5,008,022 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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