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 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 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 Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of the Used Goods Stores industry is positively correlated with the distribution of the general population. Used goods stores also locate themselves close to areas that contain a high level of business activity. Consequently, industry establishments are most heavily concentrated in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.


Ontario is the most heavily populated province in Canada. In 2016, Ontario is estimated to comprise more than one-third of the Canadian population and an estimated 39.4% of industry establishments. Both for-profit players, such as Savers Inc., and not-for-profit players, like the Salvation Army, have multiple locations, including Canada's largest city Toronto and its capital Ottawa... 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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