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Over the five years to 2019, revenue for the Automobile Wholesaling industry in Canada is expected to trend higher, bolstered by a resurgence in demand for new vehicles. Since industry operators wholesale passenger vehicles, in addition to sport-utility vehicles, industry revenue tends to ebb and flow with general fluctuations in the overall economic climate, particularly at the consumer level. As per capita disposable income continues to rise and consumer confidence grows, demand for new vehicles is expected to follow suit. To this end, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow over the five years to 2019. Revenue for the Automobile Wholesaling industry is expected to slow down over the next five years, due to threats that will pressure industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry profit margins are anticipated to decrease despite the decline of gas prices and revenue growth
  • The stricter US regulations become, the more likely costs will increase
  • As profit margins trend higher, existing operators are expected to expand distribution facilities
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Automobile Wholesaling industry in Canada is expected to have a high level of capital intensity in 2019. Due to the nature of wholesaling industries, there is not a significant level of capital requirements. Industry operators' primary function is to move vehicle stock from the manufacturer to dealers. As a result, the main capital cost is in the form of computerized inventory controls, used to keep track of sales, stock levels and shipping. Wholesaling involves transportation, storage and marketing of stock, all of which combine the use of capital and labour. The typical operator spends $0.62 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labour. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Automobile Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Automobile Wholesaling Industry are

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and New vehicle sales in the Automobile Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Automobile Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales a wide range of new and used vehicles, including automobiles and light trucks. Automobile wholesalers do not sell motor vehicle parts or tires.

    Industry Products
  • New cars
  • New light trucks and SUVs
  • Used automobiles
  • Others
  • Industry Activities
  • Automobile wholesaling
  • Light-duty truck wholesaling
  • Sport-utility vehicles wholesaling
  • Mini-van wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • New vehicle sales
  • Overnight rate
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Helpful hand
  • Reliance on the US market
  • Profit expands
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Positive trends
  • Truck demand, fuel efficiency
  • Potential threats
  • Table: Automobile Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Automobile Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • New Car Dealers in Canada
  • Used Car Dealers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • New cars
  • Others
  • New light trucks and SUVs
  • Used automobiles
  • Chart: Automobile Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • New and used automobile dealers
  • Transportation services
  • Other
  • Automobile leasing services
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Automobile Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Automobile Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Automobile Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited,
  • Table: General Motors Company - financial performance
  • Table: Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Automobile Wholesaling 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 Automobile Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Per capita disposable income (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Heavy Trucks
  • Trucks that weigh over 11,793.0 kilograms (26,000.0 pounds).
  • Light Trucks
  • Trucks that weigh 6,350.0 kilograms (14,000.0 pounds) or less.
  • Sport Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis.
  • Transplants
  • Foreign-owned companies that have domestic production facilities, also known as domestic internationals.
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