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Used Goods Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Used Goods Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 45331CA | Feb 2017

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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Used Goods Stores industry is low. According to IBISWorld estimates, for every dollar spent on wages, $0.03 is spent equipment necessary for the operation of a retail storefront, such as cash registers, point of sale systems, building improvements, signs, shelves and lighting fixtures. Capital intensity has increased marginally over the past five years, as industry establishments continue to invest more income in technological upgrades related to sales, stock and inventory control.

This industry is moderately labour intensive. The Used Goods Stores industry requires personal service skills and most employee tasks are difficult to replace with investments in equipment or technology. How.. 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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