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Industrial Supplies Distributors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5084 & 5085  |  NAICS 423830 & 423840

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Industrial Machinery & Equipment Distributors  (view report)
Industrial Supplies Distributors  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Direct Business Media, LLC
Industrial Supply Magazine
https://industrialsupplymagazine.com/

Bimonthly magazine provides news, information, and analysis for industrial distributors, with editorial content categories in each issue including distribution solutions, supplier round table, market outlook, training, new products, and trade shows and events and special reports including the annual "Top 20 Distributor List" published in the September/October issue. Digital editions can be viewed free online.


Industrial Media, LLC
Industrial Distribution Magazine
https://www.inddist.com/magazine

Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for industrial distributors, with special features including its annual "Salary Report" covering executive, mid-level management, and sales personnel and its "Big 50 List" which ranks the top distributors by annual sales and also includes information on the number of locations and employees for each distributor. Digital edition can be viewed free online.


Institute for Supply Management
Inside Supply Management Magazine
https://www.ismworld.org / ISM-Reports

Bimonthly magazine provides news, information, and analysis for supply management professionals, with special reports including the annual "Economic Outlook" report (Jan./Feb. issue), the "Year-End Recap" report (Nov./Dec. issue), and the "ISM Reports on Business® - Manufacturing and Services" included in each issue of the magazine. Selected articles from past issues can be viewed free online.


Industrial Supply Association
Resources available from this trade association include:

ISA Advisor
https://www.isapartners.org/
Quarterly economic forecast report published by ITR Economics provides a macroeconomic outlook for the U.S. economy as a whole and provides additional analysis for specific sectors, with industries covered in the sector analysis including retail sales, wholesale trade, auto production, manufacturing, rotary rig, nondefense capital goods orders, nonresidential construction, and residential construction.

Top Line Pulse
https://www.isapartners.org/
Interactive online dashboard allows users compare to their sales trends with their peers and selected industry indexes (e.g., industrial production index, chemical products production, industrial machinery production, durable manufacturing production, electrical equipment production) for the current month vs. prior month and same month prior year, and year-to-date vs. same month year-to-date prior year.


Modern Distribution Management
Economic Benchmarks for Wholesale Distribution: Industrial Sector
https://www.mdm.com/

Annual report provides historical trend statistics and forecasts for revenue, purchases, gross margin, inventory, employment, and wages for this sector and twenty subsectors, with industries covered by the subsector analysis including aircraft and aeronautical equipment and supplies, material handling equipment and parts, construction machinery and equipment, and janitorial equipment and supplies.


BizMiner
Industrial Equipment / Industrial Supplies Distributors Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "423830" and "423840" to see reports for specific products

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.


More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios


BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Industrial Equipment / Industrial Supplies Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "423830" and "423840" to see reports for specific products
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

ISA Distributor Analytics
Annual Performance Report
https://www.isapartners.org/

Interactive online tool allows distributors to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other participating distributors based on organization type, annual revenues, level of profitability, number of FTE employees, number of locations, and other selected criteria, with financial information provided in the report including detailed income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


Industrial Supply Association
ISA Employee Compensation Report
https://www.isapartners.org/

Biennial compensation report provides a detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, with data provided for each position including salary, total compensation, and bonus as a percentage of salary for the typical U.S. distributor, the typical ISA distributor, and by sales range for distributors with sales below $15 million, sales between $15 million and $50 million, and sales above $50 million.


Institute for Supply Management
ISM Salary Survey
https://www.ismworld.org/

Annual salary survey provides compensation data for supply management professionals, with survey data broken out by gender, years of work experience, education level, certification status, geographic region, and other selected criteria, and job positions covered including executive vice president, chief purchasing officer, vice president, director, and manager. Selected results can be viewed free online.



Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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