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Home Improvement Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Home Improvement Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44411CA | Jun 2016

Building up: Revenue will grow as construction activity and consumer confidence rise

IBISWorld’s Home Improvement Stores 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, volatile construction markets and external competition have become more prominent, posing a threat to operators in the Home Improvement Stores industry. Declining housing starts and patchy performance from nonresidential markets have forced operators to focus on customers involved in renovation and remodelling projects. The industry sells fairly homogenous product lines, which has led to priced-based competition between operators. As a result, few key companies that use their economies of scale to accumulate and maintain high market shares largely dominate the industry. Over the next five years, volatile levels of construction activity and low consumer sentiment will keep industry expansion subdued.

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The locations of Home Improvement Stores industry establishments are based on population trends, as consumers are the major market for this industry. Additionally, the downstream clients that purchase goods from industry operators are also typically located in populous areas. These customers include electricians, contractors and other maintenance professionals or establishments.

Ontario accounts for the largest amount of industry operators with an estimated 28.6% of the home improvement stores. This region is also the most population dense region, accounting for 38.5% of the population. Major players, Home Depot and Lowe's, have their Canadian headquarters in Toronto, ON, also contributing to the high percentage of establishments in this region... purchase to read more


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What is the Home Improvement Stores Industry?

This industry sells a broad range of home repair and maintenance goods, such as hardware tools, electrical goods, lumber and structural material for construction and renovations. Operators purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers and sell them to end users, such as do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors. Stores that focus on a specific area, like flooring or wall coverings, are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Lawn and garden suppliesTools, equipment, paint and flooringLumber and other building materialsHousehold appliances and housewares
Industry Activities
Retailing plumbing productsRetailing electrical productsRetailing toolsRetailing housewaresRetailing hardwareRetailing lawn and garden supplies

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