UK Tool Distribution Market Analysis 2023 - AMA Research

UK Tool Distribution Market Analysis - Critical Factors at Play

Directly from our latest report, we’ve compiled a brief market analysis of the Tool Distribution sector.

The UK Tool Distribution market is predicted to experience good growth in the forthcoming year.

Demand for many types of hand and power tools are remaining heavily dependent upon construction output, including housebuilding, RMI (repair, maintenance, and improvement work) and activity within non-residential construction sectors such as infrastructure and commercial offices.

 Elsewhere, seasonal factors and the weather have a bearing upon the market for garden and certain DIY tools and demand amongst homeowners.

Tool Distribution Sector Witnessing Strong Recovery since 2020 Dip

Much of this growth has been due to increased housebuilding activity to address ongoing shortages in the UK’s housing stock, especially within the social housing sector.

The growth in popularity of gardening and certain types of DIY activity during and since the pandemic has also benefited demand for many types of hand and power tools.

Demand for tools has also grown within the non-residential construction.

Government investment has underpinned much of the increased activity in infrastructure sectors such as transport, energy, and utilities. In contrast, growth in output has been much more minimal in sectors such as commercial offices, retail and leisure and recreation.

Visualising Tool Distribution Market Analysis in latest AMA Research Report

In our 13th edition of the Tools Distribution Market Report 2023 – 2027, we delve into the market dynamics and recent trends shaping the future of the industry.  

This report offers a comprehensive view of the market showcasing key drivers and influences, changing patterns of distribution within the tools market reflecting consumer behaviour trends and advances in technology.

Key Highlights of the Report

E-tailers Continue to Increase Share of UK market 

A trend which gathered pace during the pandemic, is set to rise even further with many of the more traditional retailers and distributors boosting their digital capabilities to better compete with these channels, as well as introducing services such as Click & Collect.

Market Competitiveness

Gain insights into the changing competitive landscape of power and hand tools distribution at a national and regional level.

The impact of e-retail on the sales strategies of leading builders’ and plumbers’ merchants and home improvement multiples to attract both trade and DIY customers.

In-depth Analysis of Market and Product Groups

Including market sizing and forecast data to 2026 by UK market and product mix. Involving product features of major brands within the sector, new product innovation, and the availability of UK and imported products through established distribution channels.

Explore Growing Penetration of Tool Sales Outside UK

Significant changes such as international trade within the sector and combined impacts of Brexit and the pandemic has lead to increased sales of tool manufactured outside the UK. 

This also includes factors such as recent trade data which focuses on the imports and exports across product groups.

Shifts in UK exports to countries outside the EU market and the rebalancing of global demand for UK manufactured products features as well.


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