Wholesale Trade in the UK - Industry Insights & Data Analysis

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Wholesale Trade in the UK - Industry Insights & Data Analysis

Wholesale trade organisations have reported the highest cumulative profits of all sectors in the UK. In 2022, the estimated revenue of the industry is expected to be at 854.9 billion Pound. The subindustry "Wholesale on a fee or contract basis" grew by 9.0% in 2021, which was faster than the industry average.

What's included?

  • Forecasts through the year 2025/26 (impact of Russia's war against Ukraine on the UK included)
  • Management summary and key facts & figures
  • Industry financial numbers
  • Selected top companies and business demographics
  • The industry's situation in Europe
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Table of contents


  • Industry definition
  • Key figures at a glance
  • Impact of Russias war against Ukraine on the UK
  • Fiscal measures against COVID-19
  • Consumer behavior

Financial numbers
  • Revenue development
  • Revenue and growth of subcategories
  • Industry comparison
  • Gross value added by sector
  • Gross value added over time
  • Trade and Investment
  • Foreign direct investments
  • M&A transactions

  • Selected top companies with revenue and number of employees
  • Number of enterprises
  • Enterprises by subcategory
  • Number of enterprise births and deaths
  • Share of enterprise deaths by subcategory
  • Survival rate of newly born enterprises

Employees and salaries
  • Share of employment by sector
  • Total employment over time
  • Distribution of full- and part-time jobs
  • Annual average of weekly hours worked
  • Annual mean wage by gender

European comparison
  • Revenue development in the UK and the rest of Europe
  • Revenue comparison
  • Revenue per country
  • Revenue growth per country


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