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Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 33611aCA | Nov 2015

Reverse gears: Industry revenue will suffer as production shifts abroad

IBISWorld’s Car & Automobile Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$19bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
12,062
Businesses
21
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2015, the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry has struggled to recover from recessionary lows. Dissuaded by high labour costs in Canada, many international automakers have refocused investment towards Mexico and the United States. As a result, output has fallen from Canada's biggest car producers. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue declining, although at a slower rate. While automakers are expected to continue their foreign investment strategies, a significant amount of production will remain in Canada. Disposable income levels are anticipated to rise, while demand from new car dealerships will climb at a moderate rate. These factors will stabilize revenue growth to a degree.


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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry has very high barriers to entry, due primarily to its high level of capital intensity, the necessity for economies of scale, rapid technological change and established brand recognition. The industry is dominated by automobile manufacturers that leverage strong brand awareness and longstanding relationships with key supply chain partners to drive sales. Additionally, car manufacturing is a highly capital-intensive enterprise that requires sophisticated manufacturing facilities and robust supply chains. Most automobile manufacturing plants are equipped with specialized or automated manufacturing equipment and machinery, along with a substantial amount of floor space... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture cars and automobile chassis. These companies, referred to as automakers, typically produce cars, including electric cars, in assembly plants. The manufacture of light trucks (e.g. vans, pickups and SUVs) and heavy truck is excluded from this industry. In addition, crossover vehicles (CUVs) are excluded from this industry, despite being built on car chassis.

Industry Products
Compact and subcompact carsMid-size and full-size sedansSports carsLuxury cars
 
Industry Activities
Automobile assemblyAutomobile chassis


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