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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 distributes a broad range of building supplies, such as lumber, hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and glass to other industries. Over the five years to 2019, the industry has benefited from positive trends in residential construction activity domestically and in the United States, as well as solid growth in renovation and remodelling markets. While nonresidential construction markets have struggled, the industry has still experienced strong growth. While investment in building projects rose during the period, industry operators continued to contend with adversity in the form of competition from large suppliers. Over the five years to 2024, industry performance is forecast to slow.

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 (2019)
    • 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 (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • 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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