Covered up: Slow recovery in the construction market will raise industry revenue

Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Floor Covering Wholesaling industry in Canada has been markedly volatile amid robust but uneven growth in the housing market throughout various regions of the country. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is anticipated to continue to recover overall, despite a contraction as the housing market continues to normalize after years of explosive growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
4,864
Businesses
379
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Besides volatile demand, industry operators have had to combat increasing external competition
  • Low interest rates and rising consumer confidence have encouraged new residential and commercial construction
  • The demographic boom behind demand for new homes in Canada will slowly come to an end
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Carpet and rugsCarpets include floor coverings, which are woven or felted with natural or man-made fibres. They are typically attached to the floor structures and extended wall-to-wall in homes and offices. Wall-to-wall carpeting is typically used in rooms that lack suitable flooring such as hardwood floors. Carpets need to be replaced at regular intervals due to wear and tear, though innovations in flooring have led to the production of more durable fibres and stain-resistant products in recent years. Innovations in carpeting tend to be less expensive to purchase and install, which makes them accessible to more consumers.Rugs are also woven or felted from fibres, but tend to be much smaller than the room they inhabit. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Residential renovation expenditure in the Floor Covering Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry serves as an intermediary between manufacturers and retailers, purchasing large volumes of floor coverings, including carpet, ceramic floor tiles and vinyl sheet, for sale to home furnishing retailers, home improvement stores and contractors.

    Industry Products
  • Carpet and area rugs
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Other hard surface flooring
  • Industry Activities
  • Carpet and area rug wholesaling
  • Vinyl sheet and floor tile wholesaling
  • Ceramic floor tile wholesaling
  • Hardwood floor wholesaling
  • Stone floor wholesaling
  • Laminate floor wholesaling
  • Other resilient floor wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Residential renovation expenditure
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Price of wood products

  • Current Performance
  • Patchy performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Disruptive technology
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer demographic changes
  • Operating conditions
  • Material innovation
  • Table: Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada
  • Other Plastic Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Wood Panelling Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Carpet and area rugs
  • Other hard surface flooring
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Other
  • Chart: Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Contractors and other businesses
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Floor Covering Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Floor Covering 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 Floor Covering Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of residential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Laminate Flooring
  • Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product typically made of melamine resin and fiber, fused together with a lamination process into a board material that simulates wood or stone.
  • Luxury Vinyl Tiles
  • Luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) are vinyl floors that are decoratively patterned to emulate the look of natural wood, granite or other types of flooring.
  • Resilient Flooring
  • Resilient flooring is made from a highly engineered combination of polymer materials that have some elasticity, giving the flooring a degree of flexibility called resilience.
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