Ticking up: Despite uncertainty, strong demand is expected to maintain revenue growth

The Watch and Jewellery Wholesaling industry has kept its sparkle over the past five years. Improving economic conditions supported demand for discretionary and luxury goods. Demand was particularly strong in the first half of the period, because the world price of gold fell from 2013 through 2015 and the world price of silver declined from 2012 through 2015, while household disposable income levels, demand from downstream watch and jewellery retailers and consumer confidence all rose. These factors are expected to have boosted industry revenue in the first half of the period. However, metal prices have risen since the EU referendum due to a lack of confidence in capital markets...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
5.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
7,737
Businesses
1,275

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High precious metal prices and weak consumer spending limited growth since the referendum
  • Growing disposable income over much of the period supported demand for the industry’s discretionary products
  • Declining precious metal prices are expected to limit revenue, though margins are anticipated to benefit
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that barriers to entry into the industry are at a medium level and increasing. However, barriers to entry are expected to be lower for the imitation jewellery segment than for the fine jewellery and luxury watch segments. Establishing links with upstream manufacturers, in particular within the fine jewellery segment, may be viewed as a barrier to entry. In addition, the initial cost of setting up a distribution network is also a barrier to entry. Some retailers buy products directly from the manufacturer and bypass the independent wholesaler. The trend towards wholesale bypass is increasing and negatively affecting the wholesale sector as a whole. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from jewellery and watch stores and Real household disposable income in the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in the industry wholesale watches, clocks, fine jewellery and imitation jewellery. More specifically, operators wholesale jewellery products such as rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. These may be manufactured from a variety of raw materials such as gold, silver, platinum, plastic, glass or wood.

    Industry Products
  • Watches and clocks
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Fine gold jewellery
  • Fine platinum jewellery
  • Fine silver jewellery
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling watches and clocks
  • Wholesaling imitation jewellery
  • Wholesaling jewellery made from precious metals
  • Wholesaling rings
  • Wholesaling necklaces and pendants
  • Wholesaling earrings
  • Wholesaling bracelets
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from jewellery and watch stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • World price of gold
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
  • Sparkling opportunities
  • A timely recovery
  • Referendum effects
  • Dull returns
  • Wholesale bypass
  • High-end watches
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving demand
  • Competition and bypass
  • Product mix
  • Table: Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Jewellery & Watch Stores
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Manufacture of Imitation Jewellery and Related Articles

  • Products & Services
  • Watches and clocks
  • Fine gold jewellery
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Fine platinum jewellery
  • Fine silver jewellery
  • Other
  • Chart: Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Specialised jewellery stores
  • Other
  • Department stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Stalls and markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Rolex Watch Company Ltd, Rhone Products (UK) Limited,
  • Table: The Rolex Watch Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Rhone Products (UK) Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carat
  • A measure of the purity of gold.
  • Hallmark
  • A mark on jewellery that indicates the item has met a standard of purity.
  • Palladium
  • A silvery-white coloured precious metal similar in appearance to platinum.
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