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

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.

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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

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The Lumber and Building Material Stores industry muddled through its recovery during the past five years. Canadian retailers experienced a much milder decline over the period than their counterparts in the United States. The housing market and construction sector were rescued by the Canadian government, which infused both with much needed stimulus money. This spending helped trigger a real estate boom, driving up the number of housing starts by 27.4% in 2010 alone. As a result, the values of residential and nonresidential investment have grown at annualized rates of 3.8% and 4.2%, respectively, over the past five years... 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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