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AMA Research have published the 14th edition of the report 'Electrical Wholesale Market Report – UK 2015-2019 Analysis' . The report incorporates original input and primary research, and represents an up-to-date and perceptive review of the market and its development. Providing both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the electrical wholesalers' market focusing on market size and trends, product mix, supply, distribution and future prospects.

Key issues analysed include:

• Product sectors - cable systems, test equipment, security & fire systems, wiring accessories, lighting, circuit protection equipment, ventilation and electric heating.


• Market activity levels with forecasts to 2019 and key influences, including analysis of construction and housing trends.


• Market structure and analysis of the leading electrical wholesaler groups.


• Competitive channels, growth of the Internet channel.


• Customers and key end-use sectors.


• Markets for products sold by electrical wholesalers.


The electrical wholesale market has grown over 2013-2014, although at a slow rate, with strong performance in wholesalers’ turnover and improved profitability due in part to development of new markets and improving economic conditions. Market conditions are expected to remain positive in 2015 driven by increasing construction in the private sector, wider use of electrical and electronic products, a requirement for more sophisticated control technology and trends towards the use of energy efficient products and systems.

Areas of insight include:

• Review of product opportunities and growth sectors.


• Strengths and weaknesses of electrical wholesalers and competing channels.


• Key trends in the sector, with a focus on energy efficiency.


• The impact of legislation and standards on the market.


• Recent acquisition activity and impact of raw material prices on the market.


Key areas covered in the report include:

THE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS MARKET

• Review of the wider electrical products distribution structure.


• Market size in value terms from 2009 with forecasts through to 2019.


• Market trends, background, changes, opportunities and threats.


• Review of key market influences – economic factors, construction and housebuilding, renewable energy products, trends in the use of electrical appliances, raw material prices and international trade etc.


• Review of the impact of legislation and standards, with a focus on energy efficiency.


• Future prospects for the market with implications for suppliers and distributors.


THE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS

• Review of characteristics and trends amongst electrical wholesale companies.


• Review of major electrical wholesaler groups – number of outlets, key characteristics, regional strengths, market positioning etc.


• Structural changes in the market, new entrants, key acquisitions, etc.


• Analysis of profitability for electrical wholesalers over time.


• Wholesalers’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, compared with other channels of distribution.


• Analysis of wholesalers’ environment – key competitive channels, buying groups, super distributors and other influencing sectors.


• Review of issues such as own label products, e-commerce, sustainability etc.


PRODUCT REVIEW

• Market size, growth and trends for each major product area – cables, lighting, wiring accessories, circuit protection and switchgear, heating and ventilation, fire & security systems etc.


• Product mix for electrical wholesalers.


• Electrical wholesalers’ share of each major product area.


• Key competitive channels and major suppliers for each product area.


• Review of growth sectors, product development and new opportunities for wholesalers.


CUSTOMERS AND END USE SEGMENTS

• Customer mix of electrical wholesalers.


• Review of the electrical contracting market – market size, leading M&E contractors.


• Review of other key customer segments such as panel builders, OEMs etc.


• Review of key end-use sectors – including oil & gas, marine, power, water & sewerage, transport etc.

In 2014, the electrical wholesale market was estimated to have grown by 4% compared with 2013. In 2011 and 2012, the market was supported by price rises driven by high raw material costs, development of high value technologies such as LED lighting and expansion into the renewables sector. This positive trend has continued through to 2014, though at a significantly slower pace.

Overall factors supporting the market include growth in specialist markets, product development, demand for additional services and non-core products, and evolving legislation leading to a requirement for higher specification and new types of products, in addition to an improving economic and construction background. Factors negatively affecting market growth include wide ranging government spending cuts, continued low levels of construction, increased price competition, a growing threat from competitive channels and longer product life-spans reducing the replacement market.

The market is dominated by three large companies which together account for around two thirds of the electrical wholesale market. Electrical wholesalers remain market leaders in the distribution of electrical products and are particularly strong in core product areas such as electrical accessories and lighting equipment. Direct sales and specialist distributor channels are the most significant competitors to the electrical wholesalers with electronic component distributors, trade catalogues operations, internet retailers and merchants also significant.

The electrical wholesale market is expected to continue to grow in 2015, although at a modest rate, with current forecasts for construction output and for the economy in general suggesting that the private sector will see slow recovery. From 2016 onwards, the market increases at average growth levels of 2-3% per annum.

Table Of Contents

Electrical Wholesale Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis

1.
INTRODUCTION 6
1.1 BACKGROUND 6
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY and FUTURE PROSPECTS 8
2.1 SUMMARY 8
2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
3.1 GDP 11
3.2 INFLATION and INTEREST RATES 12
3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 13
3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
3.5 STERLING 15
3.6 POPULATION PROFILE 15
3.7 HOUSING and CONSTRUCTION 16
3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
4. THE MARKET 19
4.1 MARKET DEFINITION and STRUCTURE 19
4.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 22
4.3 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 24
4.3.1 Construction Output 24
4.3.2 Demand for Electricity 28
4.3.3 Imports and Pricing 30
4.3.4 Legislation and Standards 31
5. ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS 33
5.1 CHARACTERISTICS and TRENDS 33
5.2 MARKET SHARES 35
5.3 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE COMPANIES 37
5.4 STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS 44
6. PRODUCTS 45
6.1 PRODUCTS MIX 45
6.2 PRODUCT SECTORS 47
6.2.1 Electrical Accessories 47
6.2.2 Lighting 51
6.2.3 Security and Fire Protection Systems 53
6.2.4 Electric Heating Products 54
6.2.5 Ventilation 56
6.2.6 Other Products 58
7. CUSTOMERS and END USE SECTORS 61
7.1 OVERVIEW OF ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' CUSTOMERS 61
7.2 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS 62
7.3 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 65
7.4 LARGE END-USER SECTORS 68
7.4.1 Power and Electricity Distribution 68
7.4.2 Water and Sewerage 70
7.4.3 Oil, Gas and Marine 72
7.4.4 Transport 73
7.5 PANEL BUILDERS/OEMS 76
7.6 IN-HOUSE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS 80
7.7 OTHER SECTORS 80

CHART 1
UK ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE MARKET 2009-2019 BY VALUE (£M WSP) 8
TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2012-2014 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 11
CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2019 13
CHART 4 PDI and SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2019 14
TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2009-2015 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
CHART 6 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS 19
TABLE 7 THE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE MARKET BY VALUE 2009-2019 (£M WSP) 22
CHART 8 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK and RMI - CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2010-2019 25
CHART 9 HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2010 TO 2019 - UNITED KINGDOM (‘000) 26
CHART 10 NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION BY END-USE SECTOR BY VALUE 2014 (EDUCATION, HEALTH ETC) 27
TABLE 11 CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY IN THE UK 2009-2013 (‘000 TOE) 28
CHART 12 ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY END USER - INDUSTRY, DOMESTIC ETC 2013 29
TABLE 13 IMPORTS OF SELECTED ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS FOR CONSTRUCTION USE 2009-2014 BY VALUE (£M) 31
CHART 14 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' % PBT ON TURNOVER 2009-2014 33
CHART 15 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE % MIX - NATIONALS VERSUS LOCALS and REGIONALS - BY VALUE 2008-2014 34
TABLE 16 OVERVIEW LEADING COMPANIES BRANCHES and TURNOVERS 36
CHART 17 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE MARKET SHARES 2014 BY VALUE % (REXEL, EDMUNDSON, CEF ETC) 37
TABLE 18 KEY INDICATORS UK ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' MARKET - EDMUNDSON ELECTRICAL 38
TABLE 19 KEY INDICATORS UK ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' MARKET - REXEL 39
TABLE 20 KEY INDICATORS UK ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' MARKET - CEF 40
TABLE 21 SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' MARKET 44
TABLE 22 MIX OF CORE PRODUCT SALES THROUGH ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS (CABLES, WIRING ACCESSORIES, CIRCUIT PROTECTION, LIGHTING, HEATING, SECURITY, VENTILATION ETC) 2014 (£M WSP) 46
TABLE 23 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS' SHARE BY CORE PRODUCT MARKETS (CABLES, WIRING ACCESSORIES, CIRCUIT PROTECTION, LIGHTING, HEATING, SECURITY, VENTILATION ETC) 2014 (£M WSP) 47
CHART 24 ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES MARKET PRODUCT MIX 2014 - WIRING ACCESSORIES, CIRCUIT PROTECTION, CABLES % BY VALUE 48
CHART 25 UK LIGHTING MARKET PRODUCT MIX (LAMPS, LUMINAIRES AND CONTROLS) 2014 - % BY VALUE 51
CHART 26 PRODUCT MIX OF SECURITY and FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS (%) BY VALUE 2014 54
CHART 27 ELECTRIC HEATING PRODUCT MIX 2014 - % BY VALUE (SPACE HEATING, CONTROLS, CENTRAL, WATER) 55
CHART 28 OVERALL MARKET MIX BY PRODUCT TYPE (NON-DOMESTIC, DOMESTIC) BY VALUE 2014 56
CHART 29 PRODUCT MIX OF BUILT-IN APPLIANCES (%) BY VALUE 2014 59
CHART 30 SALES BY CUSTOMER TYPE BY VALUE 2014 (%) (CONTRACTORS, FM, PANEL BUILDERS, IN HOUSE ENGINEERS ETC) 61
TABLE 31 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS REGISTERED FOR VAT BY TURNOVER BAND 2009 and 2014 62
TABLE 32 TOP ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS IN THE UK - BY ESTIMATED TURNOVER FROM ELECTRICAL WORK 2012/13 64
CHART 33 FUEL INPUT FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION BY MILLION TOE 1993, 2003 and 2013 68
TABLE 34 UK RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATION (GWH) - BY TECHNOLOGY (ON/OFFSHORE, PV, HYDRO, BIOENERGY, NON-BIODEGRADABLE WASTES) 2008 - 13 70
CHART 35 WATER and SEWERAGE SECTOR CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) 2008 TO 2014 - BY VALUE (£M) 71
CHART 36 GAS, COMMUNICATIONS and AIR SECTOR CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) 2008 TO 2014- BY VALUE (£ BN) 73
CHART 37 DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT CAPITAL BUDGET 2008-2015 (£BN) 74
TABLE 38 DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT CAPITAL BUDGET BY MAJOR PROGRAMME AREA (ROADS, RAIL, OTHER) 2010-2015 (£BN) 74
TABLE 39 NET CAPITAL EXPENDITURE - CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAYS and UNDERGROUND RAILWAYS 2008-2013 75
TABLE 40 NET CAPITAL EXPENDITURE - CONSTRUCTION OF PASSENGER and FREIGHT AIR TRANSPORT 2008-2013 76
CHART 41 NUMBER OF UK MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION and CONTROL APPARATUS BY TURNOVER (£'000) 2014 77
TABLE 42 MAJOR SOURCES OF COMPONENT SUPPLY FOR PANEL BUILDERS 2013 79

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