Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44419CA | Feb 2016

Nailing it: Industry revenue will slowly rise, but heightened competition will hinder profit

IBISWorld’s Lumber & Building Material 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Lumber and Building Material Stores industry has lumbered through the five years to 2016. Over the past five years, mixed performance from construction markets has caused industry revenue to stagnate. However, the industry is expected to slowly pick up over the next five years. As in the previous period, dynamics in construction-related industries is expected to heavily influence industry performance. While Canada's overheated housing market is unlikely to result in a dramatic crash, new home construction is anticipated to remain constrained moving forward. Nevertheless, while the cooling housing market tempers demand, an increase in renovation activity from homeowners is expected to boost industry evenue slightly... 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 $0.04 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 wooden building materialsOther structural materials and suppliesHardware, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies
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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