Built up: Increased commercial construction and energy prices will boost industry demand, driving revenue

Over the five years to 2017, the Construction and Forestry Equipment Wholesaling industry in Canada has risen only slightly, due to volatility in downstream demand and input prices. Though industry operators initially benefited from strong performance in the construction, forestry and mining markets during the first half of the five-year period, the majority of these gains were offset during the second half. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue to face headwinds related to a weaker residential construction sector; however, several factors will boost demand for industry products, including increased commercial activity and improved energy prices...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite overall positive performance, industry revenue has remained volatile
  • US construction activity has been strong, benefitting the Canadian industry
  • Construction contractors are anticipated to increase their purchases of industry-relevant machinery
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Construction and Forestry Equipment Wholesaling industry in Canada has risen slowly over the five years to 2017, with the strong performance experienced during the first half of the five-year period being offset by a dip during the second half. Though overall total construction investment has decreased an annualized 0.4% over the past five years, it increased 2.5% through 2014, and high prices of crude oil and natural gas helped to boost activity in the Canadian energy and mining sectors early on. This downstream activity helped to boost equipment purchases from some of the industry’s largest markets. In addition, Canada’s forestry sector performed well due to steady demand from the housing markets in both the United States and Canada. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales specialized machinery, equipment and related parts used in construction and logging activity. This industry does not engage in the wholesaling of mining, oil well machinery or equipment (see IBISWorld report 41722CA).

    Industry Products
  • New construction equipment
  • New forestry equipment
  • Equipment Parts
  • Used construction and forestry equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling concrete mixing and processing equipment
  • Wholesaling asphalt mixing and laying equipment
  • Wholesaling cranes, dredges and draglines
  • Wholesaling forestry equipment and machinery, such as forklift trucks for logs
  • Wholesaling graders, loaders and pavers
  • Wholesaling road building and maintenance machinery
  • Wholesaling scaffolding
  • Wholesaling tractors
  • Wholesaling sweepers and snow removal equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • World price of steel
  • Demand from agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  • Demand from road and highway construction
  • Demand from utilities

  • Current Performance
  • Construction and mining demand
  • Demand from forestry
  • Competition and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream market demand
  • Demand from forestry
  • Industry structure
  • Constrained profit
  • Table: Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Timber Services in Canada
  • Logging in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Concrete Contractors in Canada
  • Road & Highway Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • New construction equipment
  • Used construction and forestry equipment
  • Equipment Parts
  • New forestry equipment
  • Chart: Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction value
  • Forestry value
  • Other factors

  • Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Other businesses for resale
  • Forestry and logging
  • Other business end users
  • Government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities, depreciation, marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Toromont Industries Ltd.,
  • Table: Toromont Industries Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cherry Picker
  • A crane with a platform attached at its top, used to raise and lower workers.
  • Dragline
  • A large excavator equipped with a bucket that is operated with a crane and wire.
  • Excavator
  • A piece of heavy construction equipment with a shovel or bucket attached to its front. Used to dig and move earth and other materials.
  • Feller Buncher
  • A large piece of forestry machinery equipped with a saw and clamp that cuts and gathers a large number of trees simultaneously.
  • Forklift
  • A vehicle equipped with a pronged device on its front used to lift and carry materials and equipment.
  • Grader
  • A construction machine with a long blade used to create a flat surface.
  • Knuckleboom Loader
  • A crane that picks up and transports individual felled trees for debranching (delimbing) and stacking in preparation for transportation out of harvesting site.
  • Roller
  • An engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations.
  • Skidder
  • A word for a variety of types of machinery used to pull felled trees out of a harvesting area for transport to a sawmill.
  • Tractor
  • A tractor is any vehicle that is used to haul materials or equipment, either via an unpowered vehicle (i.e. a trailer) or with a shovel.
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