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Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors

SIC 5047 | NAICS 423450

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Safety Equipment & Supplies Distributors  (view report)
Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Market Intelligence Digest
Weekly market intelligence digest provides links to articles of interest to safety equipment marketers, with topics covered including company news, new products, legislative and regulatory issues, construction and mine safety, homeland security, and international developments. Publication is available to members only; sample issue of the digest from prior year is available online.

BNP Media
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News Magazine
"For Distributors Only" section features news and information for safety equipment and supplies distributors, with topics covered including industry trends and developments, market outlook, business strategies, and more. All articles included in this section can be viewed free online; current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online with registration.

Personal Protective Equipment
Comprehensive research report analyzes the U.S. market for personal protective equipment, with topics covered including market size and composition; marketing trends; factors impacting growth; and historical and projected sales by product category (e.g., body protection and protective clothing, hand and foot protection, head and face protection, and respiratory protection). Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Personal Protective Equipment
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the personal protective equipment market in the U.S. and other countries, with product segments analyzed including protective clothing, respiratory protection, safety helmets, hearing and eye protection, safety belts and harnesses, safety gloves, and protective footwear. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Frost & Sullivan
Personal Protective Equipment  Search for above title
Extensive selection of market research reports provides in-depth coverage, analysis, and forecasts for the personal protective equipment market on a global basis, with individual reports covering specific industries such as food and beverage, automotive, healthcare, power transmission, and nuclear energy.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors  Search for "safety"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Compensation Surveys

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Employee Compensation Report
Two-volume wholesale distributor employee compensation report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, with compensation data broken out by annual company sales volume and geographic region. Table of contents, compensation breakout information, and job descriptions for all positions included in the report can be viewed free online.

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