The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry in Canada suffered from declining downstream demand, and it has fallen precipitously over the past five years. A drastically reduced Canadian dollar, combined with the release of the popular Apple iPhone, a strong competitor, stifled industry growth. Despite falling revenue, profit margins have benefited from similarly falling metal input costs and increased geographic specialization, which moved the production of reduced value goods requiring low-skilled workers overseas. Quality innovation, stimulated by increasing demand from wireless telecommunication carriers, is expected to limit further declines during the outlook period.
Operators in this industry primarily manufacture radio and TV broadcasting, as well as other wireless communications equipment such as antennas, set top boxes, GPS systems, cell phones, satellite uplink technologies and broadcasting equipment. This industry does not include the manufacturing of intercommunications equipment or household audio and video equipment.
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.