Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44419CA | Mar 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Lumber & Building Material Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 fewer industry products, slightly slowing revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Lumber and Building Materials Stores industry has a low level of market concentration. The industry is highly fragmented, with no single operator having more than 5.0% of market share. The majority of industry businesses are privately owned, and they successfully supply the local demand in their communities. Larger operators tend to form out of collectives of independently owned retailers who band together in order to achieve competitive advantages by buying in volume or receiving special deals on transportation costs.

The industry is undergoing a period of consolidation as operators merge with other players in order to survive in and industry that is experiencing heightened external competition from big box and hardware stores... 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
Dimensional lumber & other building/structural materials & suppliesHardware, tools, plumbing and electrical suppliesFlooring & floor coverings
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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