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Abrasive & Sandpaper Manufacturing in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Abrasive & Sandpaper Manufacturing in Canada

Over the past five years, a slight expansion in Canadian industrial production combined with robust demand from international markets has helped lead to improving industry performance, and overall industry revenue has risen. The Abrasive and Sandpaper Manufacturing industry in Canada is closely connected to the US economy due to its proximity and the sheer size of downstream markets in the United States. As a result, the industry has experienced a lift over the last five years due to strong growth from US residential housing markets. Further, a depreciating domestic currency has made industry products more competitive abroad, and alongside strong demand from US products this has led to rising export figures and a corresponding increase in industry revenue. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is expected to continue rising, albeit at a slower rate.

This industry manufactures natural and synthetic abrasive products including grinding wheels; coated or bonded materials; sandpaper and other abrasives. Abrasive products are made from a variety of raw materials (e.g. diamonds, garnet and silica sand); manufactured minerals (e.g. fused alumina and silicon carbide); superabrasives (e.g. synthetic diamond) and metal abrasives (e.g. steel shot, grit and sand).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Industrial capacity utilization
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table The 3M Company (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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