Strong price competition from foreign producers has contributed to the Blind and Shade Manufacturing industry in Canada's prolonged decline for more than a decade. Unfortunately for the industry, the past five years were similarly tumultuous for operators, as slow overall economic growth and an uneven expansion of the nation's residential construction market complicated its performance. The industry will continue to feel pressure as operators move production facilities to countries with lower wage costs. However, the industry's decline is expected to decelerate over the five years to 2022 as the overall economy expands at a more rapid pace.
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.
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.