Shady business: Residential renovation expenditure will support growing demand for industry products

The Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry in Canada has profited from increased foreign regulations hindering imports' share of domestic demand. Over the five years to 2018, housing starts, residential renovation expenditure and a depreciating Canadian dollar supported the growing demand for industry products. Despite nonresidential construction and corporate profit experiencing volatile growth during the period, operators were able to strategically downsize operations and cut costs to grow industry profit. Industry operators have experienced growing demand due to the value of imports from China and the United States hindering total more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will continue growing as foreign operators are not expected to bounce back from their loss of imports
  • A contributing factor to the industry's growth has been the decline in imports
  • Industry exports are expected to continue to increase
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    New entrants experience large start-up costs to establish manufacturing facilities. Significant investments are necessary to purchase the land, raw materials and capital inputs necessary to start a blind and shade manufacturing plant. Some operators also incorporate high end or premium window covering products into their product lines. Rapidly developing fashion trends make it necessary for operators to repeatedly spend a large amount on the design of their products. Having the personnel to carry out design tasks can be expensive, especially when combined with the relatively large amount operators already spend on labour to run facility machinery.There are a large variety of blinds and shades produced by this industry. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Canadian effective exchange rate index in the Blind & Shade Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture window coverings, including Venetian and other window blinds, shades, curtain and drapery rods and poles and other related fixtures. After production, window furnishings are distributed to wholesalers, retailers and contract outfitters. From there, they are sold to residential, commercial and institutional sectors. Curtains and draperies are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Window shades
  • Window blinds
  • Curtain and drapery fixtures, poles and rods and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing window shutters
  • Manufacturing window blinds
  • Manufacturing tarpaulins
  • Manufacturing awnings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Residential renovation expenditure
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Construction demand
  • Declining imports
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Advanced technology
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Home Furnishings Stores in Canada
  • Remodelling in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plastics & Rubber Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Textile Mills in Canada
  • Wood Panelling Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Curtain and drapery fixtures, poles and rods and other
  • Window shades
  • Window blinds
  • Chart: Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from the construction sector
  • Growth in the renovations
  • Consumer income and sentiment
  • Demographic trends
  • Price in relation to foreign goods

  • Major Markets
  • Home furnishing wholesalers
  • Contract outfitters
  • Specialty home furnishing stores
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesFixed costsOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Blind & Shade Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hunter Douglas Canada LP, Elite Window Fashions,
  • Table: Hunter Douglas Canada LP - financial performance
  • Table: Elite Window Fashions - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Blind & Shade Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of residential construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Roman Shades
  • A type of window blind that lies smooth without overlapping when closed and stacks up evenly when opened.
  • Solar Blinds
  • Window coverings made of tightly-woven sheer materials that work to absorb heat and block out solar rays while allowing a view of the outdoors.
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Blinds made of horizontal slats suspended above one another so that they overlap and can be raised, lowered and drawn together.
  • Vertical Blinds
  • A series of thin hanging slats that can be turned as a group to close with a slight overlap in front of a window.
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