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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 Analysis Chapter

Performance for the Used Goods Stores industry is negatively correlated with general macroeconomic trends and particularly sensitive to changes in disposable income and national unemployment. In 2009, Canada experienced a sharp increase in unemployment. Later, in 2010, the country experienced a decline in per capita disposable income. With lowered employment prospects and less money to spend, consumers increasingly turned to used goods stores to minimize expenditures on items like clothes and furniture. The result was an 18.2% surge in industry revenue in 2010. Due to this strong gain, revenue in the Used Goods Stores industry is expected to increase at an average annual rate of 4.1% to $1.3 billion in the five years to 2014... 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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