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Builders Merchants Market Report - Europe 2018-2022

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Introduction and Overview

The 2nd edition of the 'Builders Merchants Market Report - Europe 2018-2022' has now been widened to include market reviews for 12 leading EU countries. For each country, the report provides; an economic overview, review of the construction and housing sectors, and review of the builders merchants market in the country, including market size, materials/product mix and market structure. Individual country sections are also available, please contact AMA for details.

Countries covered:

  • France           -           Germany
  • Belgium         -            Italy
  • Netherlands   -            Denmark
  • Austria           -            Portugal
  • Finland          -            Republic of Ireland
  • Spain             -            Sweden

Key areas of insight:

  • Broad assessment of the multi-billion market - review of market size and trends in 2013-2017 with forecasts to 2022.
  • Construction and economic trends/forecasts.Builders' merchants - leading companies by country, branch overview, recent activity.
  • Heavyside/ lightside - review of product mix in each market.Buying groups - leading buying groups in each country.
  • Overview of major international groups.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the european builders merchants market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

Saint Gobain, Ferguson, CRH Group, Grafton Group, Sonepar, Solar Group, Siniat, Cemex, Sanitec, Nobia, Bosch, Kingspan, Weinerberger etc.

Economic Overview

  • General economic overview and introduction. Economic background, historical context.
  • Demographic profiling.
  • Construction activity levels - trends in 2013-17, forecast of market performance in 2018.
  • Housing market - recent activity.
  • Review of overall market conditions in Europe.

Builders Merchants Market

  • Overall size & structure of key European markets - including UK.
  • Builders Merchants market size for the 12 featured markets in Europe.
  • Product review - market shares (heavy/ lightside).
  • Buying Groups -players, recent changes etc.
  • Comparisons with UK market - size, trends, structure etc.
  • Profiles of major international groups.
  • Market prospects up to 2022.

Country Reviews

  • Market overview - economic profile, housing stock and tenure mix.
  • Construction overview - construction output, non-residential/residential.
  • Builders merchants market review - market size, materials mix, market structure, leading suppliers.

Report Summary

There can be substantial variations in estimates of market size and product mix for European builders' merchants' markets by country due to variations in definitions of builders' merchants, including varying roles of specialists within each market, as well as a strong overlap with retail channels in some markets.

The overall builders' merchants' market has improved consistently since 2014, supported by the growth in housebuilding and general economic stability, and the builders' merchants' market across the 12 countries covered in the report (which exclude the UK) is estimated be worth over €100 billion. There has been significant activity among buying groups with expansion and mergers within national boundaries, as well as pan-European links being developed. These developments among buying groups are to be expected in markets where large multi-nationals are operating alongside a large number of independents.

The market has benefitted from increasing legislation and automation resulting in the need to get a professional to do work some people may have previously done themselves, with these tradesmen sourcing products from trade routes. Other positive influences have been the increased standard of living generally, growing urbanisation and an ageing population requiring more assistance and higher value 'assisted living' products.

2018 is expected to show a continuation of the more moderate growth seen in 2017, with most countries entering a more stable period of expansion. Government spending levels are still under pressure to keep within EU guidelines and, inevitably, public sector construction works are a target for budget cuts and this continues to feed through into the builders' merchants' markets in some countries.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 9
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 9
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 9
  5. 2. EUROPEAN BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET OVERVIEW 11
  6. 2.1 DEFINITION 11
  7. 2.2 SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 11
  8. 2.3 EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 13
  9. 2.4 EUROPEAN BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 14
  10. 2.4.1 Market Size and Forecasts 14
  11. 2.4.2 Leading Countries 16
  12. 3. GERMANY 17
  13. 3.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 17
  14. 3.2 CONSTRUCTION 18
  15. 3.2.1 Total Construction Output 18
  16. 3.2.2 Residential Sector 19
  17. 3.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN GERMANY 20
  18. 3.3.1 Market Size 20
  19. 3.3.2 Materials Mix 20
  20. 3.3.3 Leading Companies 21
  21. 4. FRANCE 23
  22. 4.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 23
  23. 4.2 CONSTRUCTION 24
  24. 4.2.1 Total Construction Output 24
  25. 4.2.2 Residential Sector 25
  26. 4.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN FRANCE 26
  27. 4.3.1 Market Size 26
  28. 4.3.2 Materials Mix 27
  29. 4.3.3 Leading Companies 28
  30. 5. ITALY 29
  31. 5.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 29
  32. 5.2 CONSTRUCTION 30
  33. 5.2.1 Total Construction Output 30
  34. 5.2.2 Residential Sector 31
  35. 5.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN ITALY 32
  36. 5.3.1 Market Size 32
  37. 5.3.2 Materials Mix 32
  38. 5.3.3 Leading Companies 33
  39. 6. SPAIN 34
  40. 6.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 34
  41. 6.2 CONSTRUCTION 35
  42. 6.2.1 Total Construction Output 35
  43. 6.2.2 Residential Sector 36
  44. 6.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN SPAIN 37
  45. 6.3.1 Market Size 37
  46. 6.3.2 Materials Mix 38
  47. 6.3.3 Leading Companies 38
  48. 7. SWEDEN 40
  49. 7.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 40
  50. 7.2 CONSTRUCTION 41
  51. 7.2.1 Total Construction Output 41
  52. 7.2.2 Residential Sector 42
  53. 7.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN SWEDEN 43
  54. 7.3.1 Market Size 43
  55. 7.3.2 Materials Mix 43
  56. 7.3.3 Leading Companies 44
  57. 8. DENMARK 45
  58. 8.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 45
  59. 8.2 CONSTRUCTION 46
  60. 8.2.1 Total Construction Output 46
  61. 8.2.2 Residential Sector 46
  62. 8.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN DENMARK 47
  63. 8.3.1 Market Size 47
  64. 8.3.2 Materials Mix 48
  65. 8.3.3 Leading Companies 49
  66. 9. FINLAND 50
  67. 9.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 50
  68. 9.2 CONSTRUCTION 51
  69. 9.2.1 Total Construction Output 51
  70. 9.2.2 Residential Sector 51
  71. 9.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN FINLAND 52
  72. 9.3.1 Market Size 52
  73. 9.3.2 Materials Mix 53
  74. 9.3.3 Leading Companies 54
  75. 10. THE NETHERLANDS 55
  76. 10.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 55
  77. 10.2 CONSTRUCTION 56
  78. 10.2.1 Total Construction Output 56
  79. 10.2.2 Residential Sector 56
  80. 10.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN THE NETHERLANDS 57
  81. 10.3.1 Market Size 57
  82. 10.3.2 Materials Mix 58
  83. 10.3.3 Leading Companies 59
  84. 11. PORTUGAL 60
  85. 11.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 60
  86. 11.2 CONSTRUCTION 61
  87. 11.2.1 Total Construction Output 61
  88. 11.2.2 Residential Sector 62
  89. 11.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN PORTUGAL 62
  90. 11.3.1 Market Size 62
  91. 11.3.2 Materials Mix 63
  92. 11.3.3 Leading Companies 63
  93. 12. AUSTRIA 64
  94. 12.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 64
  95. 12.2 CONSTRUCTION 65
  96. 12.2.1 Total Construction Output 65
  97. 12.2.2 Residential Sector 65
  98. 12.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN AUSTRIA 6
  99. 612.3.1 Market Size 6
  100. 612.3.2 Materials Mix 67
  101. 12.3.3 Leading Companies 68
  102. 13. BELGIUM 69
  103. 13.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 69
  104. 13.2 CONSTRUCTION 70
  105. 13.2.1 Total Construction Output 70
  106. 13.2.2 Residential Sector 70
  107. 13.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN BELGIUM 71
  108. 13.3.1 Market Size 71
  109. 13.3.2 Materials Mix 72
  110. 13.3.3 Leading Companies 73
  111. 14. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 74
  112. 14.1 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW 74
  113. 14.2 CONSTRUCTION 75
  114. 14.2.1 Total Construction Output 75
  115. 14.2.2 Residential Sector 76
  116. 14.3 BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 77
  117. 14.3.1 Market Size 77
  118. 14.3.2 Materials Mix 77
  119. 14.3.3 Leading Companies 78
  120. 15. LEADING INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS 79
  121. 15.1 SAINT-GOBAIN 79
  122. 15.2 FERGUSON (FORMERLY WOLSELEY) 81
  123. 15.3 CRH GROUP 84
  124. 15.4 GRAFTON GROUP 85
  125. 15.5 SONEPAR 87
  126. 15.6 SOLAR GROUP 88
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1: SOCIO-ECONOMIC DATA (GDP, POPULATION, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, FINAL CONSUMPTION 2016 TO 2017 - FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, ITALY, AUSTRIA, PORTUGAL, FINLAND, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, SPAIN & SWEDEN) 12
  3. CHART 2: TOTAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, ITALY, AUSTRIA, PORTUGAL, FINLAND, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, SPAIN & SWEDEN) 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 13
  4. CHART 3: EUROPEAN BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET AND FORECASTS 2013 TO 2022 (FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, ITALY, AUSTRIA, PORTUGAL, FINLAND, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, SPAIN & SWEDEN) - BY VALUE (€BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 14
  5. CHART 4: EUROPEAN BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET LEADING COUNTRIES 2017 - % BY VALUE 16
  6. TABLE 5: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR GERMANY 17
  7. CHART 6: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN GERMANY 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 18
  8. TABLE 7: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - GERMANY 19
  9. CHART 8: GERMANY - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 20
  10. CHART 9: GERMANY - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 21
  11. CHART 10: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - GERMANY 2018 21
  12. CHART 11: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - GERMANY 2018 22
  13. TABLE 12: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR FRANCE 23
  14. CHART 13: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN FRANCE 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 24
  15. TABLE 14: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - FRANCE 25
  16. CHART 15: FRANCE - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 26
  17. CHART 16: FRANCE - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 27
  18. CHART 17: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - FRANCE 2018 28
  19. CHART 18: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - FRANCE 2018 28
  20. TABLE 19: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR ITALY 29
  21. CHART 20: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN ITALY 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 30
  22. TABLE 21: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - ITALY 31
  23. CHART 22: ITALY - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 32
  24. CHART 23: ITALY - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 32
  25. CHART 24: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - ITALY 2018 33
  26. CHART 25: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - ITALY 2018 33
  27. TABLE 26: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR SPAIN 34
  28. CHART 27: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN SPAIN 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 35
  29. TABLE 28: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - SPAIN 36
  30. CHART 29: SPAIN - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 37
  31. CHART 30: SPAIN - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 38
  32. CHART 31: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - SPAIN 2018 38
  33. CHART 32: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - SPAIN 2018 39
  34. TABLE 33: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR SWEDEN 40
  35. CHART 34: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN SWEDEN 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 41
  36. TABLE 35: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - SWEDEN 42
  37. CHART 36: SWEDEN - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 43
  38. CHART 37: SWEDEN - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 43
  39. CHART 38: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - SWEDEN 2018 44
  40. TABLE 39: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR DENMARK 45
  41. CHART 40: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN DENMARK 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 46
  42. TABLE 41: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - DENMARK 46
  43. CHART 42: DENMARK - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 47
  44. CHART 43: DENMARK - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 48
  45. CHART 44: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - DENMARK 2018 49
  46. CHART 45: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - DENMARK 2018 49
  47. TABLE 46: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR FINLAND 50
  48. CHART 47: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN FINLAND 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 51
  49. TABLE 48: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - FINLAND 51
  50. CHART 49: FINLAND - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 52
  51. CHART 50: FINLAND - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 53
  52. CHART 51: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - FINLAND 2018 54
  53. TABLE 52: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR THE NETHERLANDS 55
  54. CHART 53 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN THE NETHERLANDS 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 56
  55. TABLE 54: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - THE NETHERLANDS 56
  56. CHART 55: THE NETHERLANDS - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 57
  57. CHART 56: THE NETHERLANDS - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 58
  58. CHART 57: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - THE NETHERLANDS 2018 59
  59. CHART 58: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - THE NETHERLANDS 2018 59
  60. TABLE 59: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR PORTUGAL 60
  61. CHART 60: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN PORTUGAL 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 61
  62. TABLE 61: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - PORTUGAL 62
  63. CHART 62: PORTUGAL - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 62
  64. CHART 63: PORTUGAL - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 63
  65. CHART 64: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - PORTUGAL 2018 63
  66. TABLE 65: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR AUSTRIA 64
  67. CHART 66: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN AUSTRIA 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 65
  68. TABLE 67: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - AUSTRIA 65
  69. CHART 68: AUSTRIA - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 66
  70. CHART 69: AUSTRIA - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 67
  71. CHART 70: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - AUSTRIA 2018 68
  72. TABLE 71: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR BELGIUM 69
  73. CHART 72: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN BELGIUM 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 70
  74. TABLE 73: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - BELGIUM 70
  75. CHART 74: BELGIUM - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 71
  76. CHART 75: BELGIUM - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 72
  77. CHART 76: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - BELGIUM 2018 73
  78. CHART 77: LEADING BUYING GROUPS - BELGIUM 2018 73
  79. TABLE 78: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 74
  80. CHART 79: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (€BN) 75
  81. TABLE 80: HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING TENURE MIX - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 76
  82. CHART 81: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (€BN) 77
  83. CHART 82: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - BUILDERS' MERCHANTS' MARKET MIX BY LIGHTSIDE AND HEAVYSIDE SALES 2017 - % BY VALUE 77
  84. CHART 83: LEADING BUILDERS' MERCHANTS - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2018 78
  85. CHART 84: SAINT-GOBAIN REVENUE 2013 TO 2017 79
  86. CHART 85: SAINT-GOBAIN NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 2017 80
  87. TABLE 86: SAINT-GOBAIN NET SALES BY DIVISION - BY VALUE (€BN) 2013 TO 2017 80
  88. CHART 87: SAINT-GOBAIN NET SALES BY DIVISION 2017 81
  89. CHART 88: FERGUSON REVENUE 2013 TO 2017 82
  90. CHART 89: FERGUSON NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 2017 82
  91. CHART 90: FERGUSON NET SALES BY MARKET SECTOR 2017 83
  92. CHART 91: CRH GROUP REVENUE 2013 TO 2017 84
  93. CHART 92: CRH GROUP NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 2017 85
  94. CHART 93: GRAFTON GROUP REVENUE 2013 TO 2017 86
  95. CHART 94: GRAFTON GROUP NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 2017 86
  96. CHART 95: SONEPAR REVENUE 2013 TO 2017 87
  97. CHART 96: SONEPAR NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 2017 88
  98. CHART 97: SOLAR GROUP REVENUE 2013 TO 2017 88
  99. CHART 98: SOLAR GROUP NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 2017 89

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