Used Goods Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Used Goods Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 45331CA | Jan 2016

New is new: Growth will slow as consumers with higher disposable incomes prefer to buy newer items

IBISWorld’s Used Goods Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Used Goods Stores industry in Canada runs countercyclical to the overall economy. Due to the nature of the industry's products, when per capita disposable income is low, demand is high for used, and therefore cheaper, products. In the five years to 2020, as the economy recovers, industry growth will slow significantly... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Used Goods Stores industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration, with the industry's four largest players expected to account for just over 14.0% of total industry revenue in 2016. A majority of firms in this industry are small, operating on a local or regional level. According to Statistics Canada data and IBISWorld estimates, 54.3% of Used Goods Stores industry operators are nonemployers. Furthermore, an estimated 38.0% of employing establishments staff fewer than five people. The industry's low barriers to entry, particularly with respect to initial investment requirements, have enabled many smaller players to succeed in the used goods market... purchase to read more


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What is the Used Goods Stores Industry?

This industry collects or purchases used merchandise and sells these goods directly to consumers. The industry includes thrift stores and pawnshops but excludes stores that sell secondhand motor vehicles and parts, such as automobiles, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, boats and tires.

Industry Products
Women's clothingMen's clothing Children's clothingFootwearFurniture, housewares and kitchenwareAntiques, collectibles, art and novelty items
Industry Activities
Selling used men's, women's and children's clothingSelling used booksSelling used baby furniture and equipmentSelling used garden equipmentSelling used kitchenware and housewareSelling used toysSelling used musical instrumentsSelling used electronicsSelling used sporting goods

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