Used Goods Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Used Goods Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 45331CA | Feb 2014

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 2019, as the economy recovers, industry growth will slow significantly... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Accounting Services industry is low. According to IBISWorld estimates, for every dollar spent on wages, $0.06 is spent equipment necessary for the operation of a retail storefront, such as cash registers, point of sale systems, building improvements, signs, shelves and lighting fixtures. Capital intensity has fallen slightly over the past five years, as earlier in the decade, some industry establishments invested more income in technological upgrades related to sales, stock and inventory control. However, the high portion of small enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in the Used Goods Stores industry means that many establishments in this industry lack the funds for such capital improvements.

This industry is moderately labour intensive... 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 and children's clothingMen's clothing Children's toysFurniture, housewares and kitchenwareUsed booksJewelry including watches
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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