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General-Line Building Supplies Wholesaling in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

General-Line Building Supplies Wholesaling in Canada

The General-Line Building Supplies Wholesaling industry in Canada achieved overall growth over the past five years due to relative stability in the Canadian housing market. New residential home construction rebounded quickly over the period, aided by the Canadian government's stimulus package, which provided much needed investment to the ailing sector. The industry was also buoyed by demand from nonresidential construction and residential renovation projects, which proved resilient throughout the period. While investment in building projects rose over the period, industry operators continued to contend with adversity in the form of competition from large suppliers. A number of large upstream manufacturers have developed their own in-house distribution divisions to replace wholesalers. The outlook for the industry over the next five years is comparatively more subdued. The major obstacles in the way of growth will be Canada's housing market, which continues to grow despite low oil prices that have impacted the economies of certain provinces.


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling a broad range of building supplies, such as lumber, hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint, glass and other construction supplies.

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 (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Housing starts
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • 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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