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Retail Trade Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
(industry trends)
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- Market Forecast   .
- 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: Retail Trade


Overview: the U.S. Retail Trade 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 Retail Trade: 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

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 Retail Trade 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

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Alcoholic Beverages Served For Immediate Consumption

Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer

Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, & Smokers' Accessories, Excluding Sales From Vending Machines Operated By Others

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Household Soaps, Detergents, Cleaners, & Cleaning Supplies

Paper & Related Products, Including Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Wraps, Bags, Foils.

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Women's, Juniors', & Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', & Infants' & Toddlers' Clothing & Accessories

Costumes & Unisex Clothing

Footwear, Including Accessories

Sewing, Knitting, Needlework Goods, Including Fabrics, Patterns, Sewing Supplies, Notions, Yarns, Laces, Trimmings, Needlework Kits,

Curtains, Draperies, Blinds, Slipcovers, Bed & Table Coverings

Major Household Appliances

Small Household Appliances & Personal Care Appliances

TV, DVD/Blu-Ray Players & Recorders, Camcorders, Portable Video Players, E-Book Readers, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs.

Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (New & Used), Radios, Audio Electronic Components, CDs, Records, Tapes, Audio Books, Sheet

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

Flooring & Floor Coverings

New & Used Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies, Including Computer Game Software & Tablet Computers

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attachments, Novelty Jewelry, Estate/Antique Jewelry.

Books, Including E-Books

Photographic Equipment & Supplies

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses.

Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment

Recreational Vehicles, Parts & Accessories

Boats & Other Sport Vehicles, Parts & Accessories

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Building/Structural Materials & Supplies

Paint & Sundries

Manufactured (Mobile) Homes, Excluding Modular Homes

Wallpaper & Other Flexible Wallcoverings

Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, & Other Powered Transportation Vehicles

Automotive Fuels

Automotive Lubricants, Including Oil, Greases.

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Audio Equipment, Parts, Access

Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

Baby Goods Not Elsewhere Classified, Including Bottles, Monitors, Carriers, Swings.

Used Books, Clothing, Furniture, & Other Used Items Not Elsewhere Classified

All Other Merchandise

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

Meals, Snacks, & Beverages Prepared For Catered Events

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise 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 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 Retail Trade 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 Retail Trade 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 Retail Trade 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 7%
Computer Occupations 6%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45%
Art and Design Workers 45%
Designers 45%
Floral Designers 45%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 6%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 12%
Animal Care and Service Workers 11%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10%
Sales and Related Occupations 77%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Sales Workers 68%
Cashiers 9%
Cashiers 9%
Retail Salespersons 58%
Retail Salespersons 58%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Information and Record Clerks 18%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Order Clerks 6%
Order Clerks 6%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 16%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 16%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7%
Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 29%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5%
Motor Vehicle Operators 17%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 17%
Driver/Sales Workers 5%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 12%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 15%
Material Moving Workers 6%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Retail Trade Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate







Latest Industry News

  • Retail trade group: Holiday sales up 5.5 percent - NEW YORK — The nation's largest retail trade group says holiday spending rose a better-than-expected 5.5 percent, the strongest gain since the Great Recession. The National Retail Federation said Friday holiday sales reached $691.9 billion as shoppers ... (01/14/2018)
  • 100% FDI In Single Brand Retail – Retailers Rejoice, Trade Body Opposes! - Yesterday, we had described the Govt move to allow 100% FDI in single-brand retail as a historical moment for businesses, all over the country. After this decision, foreign firms can easily, seamlessly invest or collaborate with Indian firms, or open their ... (01/13/2018)
  • Australia backs liberalized PHL retail-trade enterprise - IF there is one wish Australia has for President Duterte this year, it is that he liberalizes retail-trade enterprises to allow foreign investors to enter the restricted industry. According to Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner for Manila Elodie ... (01/11/2018)
  • Trade Body CAIT Opposes 100% FDI In Single Brand Retail Via Automatic Route - Mumbai: A trade body on Wednesday strongly opposed the Centre's decision to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in single brand retail through the automatic route. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said the move will facilitate ... (01/10/2018)
  • Trade Body Opposes 100% FDI In Single Brand Retail Without Govt Approval, Says It Violates Poll Promise Of BJP - The trade association said this was a "brutal move" on the part of the government and such a step would render a large number of people jobless. A trade body on Tuesday, strongly opposed the Centre's decision to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment ... (01/10/2018)
  • Retail sales maintain double digit growth in Romania in November - Romania’s retail trade turnover went up by 11.4% (as a gross series) in November 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, the National Statistics Institute (INS) announced on Monday. In seasonally adjusted terms, the increase was 11.7%. Food sales were ... (01/09/2018)
  • Week Ahead - US Inflation & Retail Sales and Chinese Trade Numbers Among Next Week's Highlights - The coming week will feature numerous important releases that definitely have the potential to lead to notable movements in forex markets, though it will lack a release of the magnitude of the US nonfarm payrolls report that hit markets during this past week. (01/05/2018)
  • Government mulls national policy for retail trade - Image used for representational purpose. NEW DELHI: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has said that Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has assured the industry body that the government would formulate a national policy for retail trade to bring ... (01/01/2018)
  • Suresh Prabhu assures national policy for retail trade: CAIT - In a meeting held between Prabhu & a CAIT delegation led by its Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal, the industry body lodged its strong complaint against e-commerce platforms for indulging in deep discounting and loss funding, thereby violating FDI ... (12/31/2017)
  • Prabhu assures national policy for retail trade: CAIT - New Delhi, Dec 31 () Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has assured to formulate a national policy for retail trade to bring all verticals, including small business, big retail, e- commerce and direct selling under it, said industry body CAIT. "On demand of ... (12/31/2017)


Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $215,518,357 on Retail Trade. It has awarded 10,186 contracts to 1,080 companies, with an average value of $199,554 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount





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