Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing in Canada

The Canadian Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing industry produces industrial moulds, metal-cutting machine tools and metal-forming machine tools. Metalworking machinery represents a key capital investment for many downstream manufacturing industries. With several of these industries experiencing a period of strong growth, particularly aerospace and truck manufacturing, demand for industry products has grown over the five years to 2019. Trade is vital to this industry, with its importance continuing to grow over the past five years. Import competition poses a consistent threat to industry operators. Over the past decades, lower-cost imports, particularly from Asian countries, have satisfied demand for metalworking machinery at a lower price point than operating costs permit for Canadian manufacturers. Asian manufacturers can undercut Canadian prices because they exhibit higher operational efficiencies through low-cost labour, fewer regulatory oversights and greater supply chain efficiencies. The nature of the global economy has caused structural shifts across many manufacturing industries, which will likely continue to pose a challenge to industry operators. With the energy sector rebounding and the Canadian economy experiencing strong headwinds in the short term, trade will be even more important for the industry over the five years to 2024.

This industry comprises operators that primarily manufacture metal-cutting and forming machine tools (except hand tools) and related products. The machine tools included in this industry are those not supported in the hands of an operator when in use. Operators that primarily manufacture industrial moulds; tools, dies, jigs and fixtures; machine tool accessories and attachments; and rolls are included in 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.


  • 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 Canadian effective exchange rate index
    • 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 Imports From...
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • 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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