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Paint & Wallpaper Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5231  |  NAICS 444120

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

Paint Stores  (view report)
Paint 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.

Paint & Decorating Retailers Association
PDR Magazine

Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for store owners, managers, and employees, with topics covered in each issue including industry news and events, retail business strategies, new product launches, retailer profiles, technical and marketing tips and advice, and advances in product applications and technologies. Current and archived issues of the magazine are available free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.

Paint and Wallcoverings - US
Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of this market sector from a consumer standpoint, with topics covered in the report including market perspective, factors affecting demand, key players, current and emerging trends, consumer characteristics, painting and wallcoverings projects, reasons
for undertaking projects, product purchase influencers, shopping preferences, and retailers shopped.

Catalina Research
Reports available from this organization include:

Architectural Paints & Allied Products
Catalina Research report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with data provided including historical and forecast manufacturer shipments by product type (e.g., interior, exterior, solvent-based, water-based), purchases by end-use market (e.g., builder and manufactured home, residential contractors, consumers, commercial and government), and retail sales by channel.

Comprehensive market research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. wallcoverings market, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast sales by type of backing (e.g., paper, plastic, textiles) and purchases by end-use market (e.g., builder, nonresidential building construction contractor, consumer, Main Street commercialretailers, professional offices, and service providers).

Freedonia Group
Architectural Paints: United States

Freedonia Focus report analyzes market demand for interior and exterior paints, primers, stains, and sealers used to coat buildings and homes, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by formulation (e.g., water-based, solvent-based), market (e.g., residential remodel/repaint, nonresidential construction, residential construction), and end-user (e.g., professional, do-it-yourself).

Allied Market Research

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector on a global basis, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., vinyl-based wallpaper, non-woven wallpaper, pure paper wallpaper, fiber type wallpaper, others), end-user (e.g., household, commercial, administrative, entertainment), and region (e.g., North Amercia, U.S., Canada, Mexico).

Paint and Wall Covering Store Market Analysis  Search for "444120"

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

Industry Financial Ratios
Paint and Wall Covering Stores  Search for "444120"
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.

Paint Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses
as a percentage of the most recent year's annual revenues for specialty retail stores that sell exterior and interior paints, painting equipment and supplies, stains, varnishes, and other protective coatings, and various types of flexible wall coverings (e.g., vinyl, vinyl coated, coated fabric, textile, and paper).

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Painting Equipment and Supplies Stores

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, store manager, assistant manager, paint technician, sales associate, customer service associate, and delivery driver, with employers for which wage data is provided including PPG Industries, Inc., Benjamin Moore & Co., Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc., and Sherwin-Williams Company.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Building Material and Supplies Dealers

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupational job titles in this sector which includes specialty retail establishments that sell exterior and interior paints, painting equipment and supplies, stains, varnishes, and other protective coatings, and various types of flexible wall coverings (e.g., vinyl, vinyl coated, coated fabric, textile, and paper).

Business Valuation Resources

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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