Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores in Canada Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

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Over the past five years, industry growth has lagged due to heightened external competition; going forward, strengthening economic conditions will lift the industry out of its slump. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry in its growing industry report collection.

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Confidence in the economy and rising incomes will boost the industry from recessionary lows

Although lawn and garden care continues to remain popular among Canadians, operators in the Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry have contended with difficult economic conditions over the past five years. During the recession, increased unemployment rates and unstable economic conditions led to low disposable income, causing households to delay spending on discretionary products, including lawn and outdoor equipment. While both consumer sentiment and disposable income have revived since the end of the downturn in 2009, industry operators have struggled to generate enough revenue to meet prerecessionary levels. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Will McKittrerick, “Industry growth has lagged largely due to operators' heightened competition with home improvement stores, whose national presence and economies of scale enable them to undersell industry operators.” As a result, industry revenue grew at a subdued average annual rate of 0.7% to $640.5 million over the five years to 2014.

Not everything has been doom and gloom for industry operators; some of the industry's poor performance over the period was partially offset by sales of less expensive products, such as leaf blowers and lawn mowers. Furthermore, industry revenue has picked up since 2012 thanks to rising consumer confidence and discretionary spending. Increases have been partially driven by an uptick in residential renovation expenditure, which signals that consumers are using more professional landscape services to handle their gardening needs, stimulating demand for lawn and outdoor equipment. Therefore, industry revenue is estimated to increase 2.9% in 2014.

“Over the five years to 2019, renewed confidence in the economy and increased discretionary income are expected to boost the industry,” says McKittrerick. During this period, IBISWorld projects industry revenue to increase. Households will likely resume purchases of new lawn and outdoor equipment they delayed during the recession. Moreover, a rise in sales of big-ticket items, such as riding mowers, will support revenue growth. However, lawn and outdoor equipment stores will continue to face rising competition from home improvement stores, which will place increasing price pressures on industry operators.

The Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry is highly fragmented and exhibits a low level of market share concentration. In 2014, IBISWorld estimates that there are about 369 enterprises operating in the industry, with no single operator accounting for more than 1.0% of industry revenue. The majority of businesses in the industry are privately owned and focused on supply local demand in and around their single store locations. In 2014, IBISWorld estimates that about 49.2% of industry establishments will be small, with fewer than five employees, while only about 4.5% of total establishments are expected to employ more than 20 workers.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores in Canada industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry retails outdoor power equipment. Establishments in the industry also retail replacement parts and may provide repair services.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US and Canadian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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