Electronic parts are a $140 bln industry in the US

More than 15,000 wholesale distribution outlets of electronic parts and equipment operate in the US, generating annual revenues of $140 bln. Large companies include Arrow Electronics and Avnet. The average distributor has 20 employees and annual sales less than $10 mln. The industry is rapidly consolidating and has a large international component. The 50 largest firms hold about 65% of the market, Research and Markets reports.