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Hardware Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Hardware Stores in Canada

The Hardware Stores industry in Canada retails a variety of building and home renovation supplies to professional contractors and consumers. The industry is characterized by its homogeneous products, which lead to a high level of price-based competition among the many small players in the industry. Over the five years to 2018, a strong performance in construction markets and an outbreak of private spending on home improvements have resulted in a lucrative market for industry operators despite the rising external competition. Most industry demand derives from consumers working on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, with the remaining demand coming from do-it-for-me (DIFM) projects and professional contractors. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is expected to slow, but continue to grow.

This industry primarily retails a broad range of new-home renovation equipment and supplies. Hardware, plumbing, electrical and paint-related tools are the most commonly stocked goods. Consumers purchase about 90.0% of the goods supplied by this industry for private use, while contractors purchase a small share of goods for commercial use.

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 Residential renovation expenditure
    • 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 Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Home Hardware Stores Limited (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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