Electrical Wholesale: Market Outlook – 2019

According to the latest research report by AMA, the future of the electrical wholesale market is looking bright. Indications for 2019 are looking positive and the market is forecast to achieve a solid growth rate during the year.

A period of growth

The electrical wholesale market has undergone a period of growth since 2014. This was supported by a strengthening economy and improved construction output.

During 2016, this growth slowed due to the uncertainty around Brexit and the impact that could have, but 2017 saw improved growth especially in the domestic sector. In 2018 the rate of growth slowed again, but throughout this period the market was positive.

What’s driving market growth?

There are a number of factors that have contributed to market growth including:

  • Innovative product development
  • Sales growth in niche markets
  • The development of specialist services and non-core products
  • New legislation and regulations that have led to the requirement of high-spec products

What’s negatively affecting market growth?

A few areas that have been hindering the growth of the electrical wholesale market include:

  • The uncertainty surrounding Brexit
  • Public-sector budget constraints
  • Price competition
  • Threat from other distribution channels
  • Longer product lifespans which impact the replacement market

The importance of online sales

Online sales of electrical products are becoming an increasingly important area in the market. Between 2012 and 2017 the electrical products market increased by around 20%, whereas the online sales of electrical products have increased by around 300%.

It’s clear that if electrical wholesalers want to capitalise on the current market growth, investing in their capacity to sell online would be wise.

About Bridgewater Professionals 

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If you’re an electrical wholesale, distribution or manufacturing professional interested in developing your career, get in touch with us today.

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