Hardware Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Hardware Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44413CA | Mar 2015

Well built: The industry will become less volatile as construction markets recover

IBISWorld’s Hardware Stores 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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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This industry primarily retails a broad range of new-home renovation equipment and supplies. Following a sharp revenue dip in 2009, the industry has been struggling to recover, despite rising consumer incomes and a property bubble from 2010 through 2013. Industry revenue has stumbled due to consumers moving away from hardware stores toward larger big-box retailers and home improvement stores. Nevertheless, the industry will experience growth during the five years to 2020, as a result of a growing construction industry and rising consumer incomes... purchase to read more

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Residential construction across Canada has recently experienced a slowdown. Although housing starts increased by 1.1% in 2014, they are expected to decrease 2.4% in 2015. As a result, downstream demand for each of the Hardware Stores industry's segments has fallen, with paint and lumber decreasing faster than the rest of the categories. Firms in this industry have also been hurt by rising external competition from operators in the Home Improvement Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44412CA) as well as from online retailers.


The hardware segment, which includes tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, accounts for the largest share of industry revenue, estimated to be 46.1% in 2015... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware Stores Industry?

This industry primarily retails a broad range of new-home renovation equipment and supplies. Hardware, plumbing, electrical and paint-related tools are the most commonly stocked goods. Consumers purchase about 90.0% of the goods supplied by this industry for private use, while contractors purchase a small share of goods.

Industry Products
Hardware, tools, plumbing and electrical suppliesLawn, garden and farm suppliesPaint and sundriesLumber and other building materials
Industry Activities
Retailing hardwareRetailing tools and equipmentRetailing plumbing fixtures and fittingsRetailing electrical suppliesRetailing paint and suppliesRetailing garden products and equipment

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