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Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 33611aCA | Jan 2017

Reverse gears: Industry revenue will suffer as production shifts abroad

IBISWorld’s Car & Automobile Manufacturing 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry has struggled to recover as many automakers have moved operations abroad. Dissuaded by high labour costs in Canada, many international automakers have refocused investment toward Mexico and the United States. As a result, output has fallen from Canada's biggest car producers. Although demand for vehicles has rebounded, industry operators have been gradually scaling back operations domestically in favour of manufacturing in neighbouring countries. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to remain relatively unchanged. While automakers are expected to continue their foreign investment strategies, a significant amount of production will remain in Canada, stabilizing revenue growth to a degree... purchase to read more

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Over the five years to 2016, revenue for the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry is anticipated to increase, despite a slow start in the beginning of the period. Automakers have gradually slowed down auto-related investment, and in many cases, moved operations abroad entirely. The United States and Mexico have been the biggest beneficiaries of this trend due to their respective competitive advantages. However, strong export growth in 2015 has benefited the industry and offset revenue declines experienced earlier in the period. During the five-year period, industry revenue is anticipated to rise at an annualized rate of 1.5% to $23.5 billion, including an estimated 0.3% increase in 2016 alone.

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What is the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture cars and automobile chassis. These companies, referred to as automakers, typically produce cars, including electric cars, in assembly plants. The manufacture of light trucks (e.g. vans, pickups and SUVs) and heavy truck is excluded from this industry. In addition, crossover vehicles (CUVs) are excluded from this industry, despite being built on car chassis.

Industry Products
Compact and subcompact carsMid-size and full-size sedansSports carsLuxury cars
Industry Activities
Automobile assemblyAutomobile chassis

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