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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to fall at an annualized rate of 0.5% over the 10 years to 2020. Comparatively, Canadian GDP growth is expected to reach 2.1% per year on average over the same period. The industry is expected to perform poorly, as industry operators divest domestic operations in Canada in favor of the United States and Mexico. The United States is experiencing a resurgence in reshoring activity due to more flexible labour agreements, in addition to greater support from the government to retain manufacturing facilities locally... 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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