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Used Goods Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Used Goods Stores industry has low barriers to entry given its relatively low start-up costs, particularly with respect to initial investment requirements. Many businesses in this industry are franchised; fees for franchising an initial store opening can be as low as $25,000. However, the entire cost of opening a store varies depending on establishment size and location and can reach upward of $350,000.

This industry is highly fragmented. The majority of businesses are family owned and cater to local markets. According to IBISWorld estimates and Statistics Canada data, an estimated 38.0% of establishments in this industry employ less than five people. Operating costs in this industry are also low... 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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