Revenues of wholesaler-distributors grew by 8.6% in 2007, marking another year of strong overall performance, according to Pembroke Consulting’s The 2008 Wholesale Distribution Economic Factbook,” the third edition of its comprehensive market data reference guide to the $4.2 trillion U.S. wholesale distribution industry.
The new report contains detailed economic statistics on the 112 distinct sub-sectors within the wholesale distribution industry.
“The performance of individual sub-sectors varied more than in previous years,” said Pembroke President Adam J. Fein, the study’s author. “The ongoing surge in commodity prices continues to ripple through wholesale distribution. Some sectors actually shrank in 2007 after revenues are adjusted for price inflation.”
The Factbook supplies detailed channel benchmarking data for each of the 112 sub-sectors, including revenue and employment growth trends, the number and size distribution of companies, gross margins, wages, and many other operating statistics. All data are presented using a single, internally consistent format to permit direct comparisons among the sub-sectors.
By special arrangement with the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), Pembroke Consulting is also making individual sections of the Factbook available for purchase as the “2008 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports.” Each Report includes economic analyses of one of the 19 major wholesale distribution sectors in an easy-to-read and immediately downloadable format.
More information or order through Pembroke Consulting here or the individual reports through NAW here.