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Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44419CA | Jul 2014

Nailing it: Revenue will rise, but heightened competition will hinder profit

The Lumber & Building Material Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
22,316
Businesses
2,983
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While the Canadian Lumber and Building Material Stores industry escaped the recession relatively unscathed, operators have faced a number of fundamental challenges over the past five years. Heightened competition and rising purchasing costs have cut into operators' profit margins and forced a number of smaller operators to merge to remain competitive. Over the next five years, private contractors will demand less industry products, slightly slowing revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Lumber and Building material Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity. On average, stores will spend about $0.09 on capital for every dollar spent on wages. The size and number of stores operated influences the level of capital expenditure undertaken by industry players. Capital costs for this industry include fixtures and fittings, cash registers and Point Of Sale (POS) systems. The advent and implementation of computerized scanning technology, while applicable to this industry, has not had a significant impact on the capital impact on the capital costs of operators. Players have been slow in applying this new technology, though some larger operators have made the initial steps for the transition... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Lumber & Building Material Stores Industry?

This industry retails building materials such as lumber, hardwood, stones and brick. This industry also supplies cabinets, floor coverings, roofing materials, electrical and plumbing goods, doors and windows to the construction market. The industry does not include home improvement centres, paint and wallpaper specialty stores or hardware stores.

Industry Products
Lumber and other structural building materialsHardware, tools, plumbing and electrical suppliesDoors and windowsFlooring and roofing materials
 
Industry Activities
Retailing building materialsRetailing cabinetsRetailing ceiling fansRetailing doors and windowsRetailing electrical suppliesRetailing fencingRetailing floor coverings (wood or ceramic only)Retailing lighting fixturesRetailing masonry (e.g. block, brick and stone)Retailing plumbing supplies


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