Surveying and Mapping Services in Canada Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

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The industry's performance is closely tied to the performance of downstream construction activities; in the next five years, the industry will benefit from growth in downstream construction markets. 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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The growth of downstream construction markets promises to create demand.

Operators in the Surveying and Mapping Services industry perform services that include the creation of segregating rights in parcels of land, which give certain rights to real property without designating possession. Industry services are used by a range of industries, including residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as by government authorities for infrastructure and environmental purposes. As a result, the industry's performance is largely tied to developments in construction markets, which fuel both private and public sector spending. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Dmitry Diment, “Over the five years to 2014, the industry is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 1.6%, commensurate with improving construction activity.” This includes forecast growth of 2.3% in 2014, bringing total revenue to $1.6 billion.

Since the industry's performance is closely tied to the performance of downstream construction activities, their across the board decline in 2009 depressed demand for surveying and mapping services. However, because the housing-fuelled recession was less acute in Canada than in the United States, the overall uptick in construction beginning in 2010 has spurred the industry's recovery. Industry-wide profit margins are expected to reach prerecessionary levels. Likewise, the limited severity of the housing market contraction endowed a more stable industry landscape. While the number of operators declined in 2009 and employment contracted significantly in 2011, on account of the industry's slow recovery, IBISWorld expects both the number of industry operators and employees to rise over the five years to 2014.

The continued growth of downstream construction markets promises to create demand for the Surveying and Mapping Services industry over the next five years. In addition to solid demand from commercial and industrial building construction, the accelerated growth of the housing market is expected to stimulate demand for industry services, particularly cadastral, property line and construction surveying. “Meanwhile, the continued adoption of new technology will allow industry operators to realize new efficiencies and expand profit margins,” says Diment. Consequently, IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will rise over the five years to 2019.

The Surveying and Mapping Services industry has a very low level of market share concentration. The four largest players in the industry generate less than 10.0% of industry revenue. The industry is largely characterized by small companies that service geographically dispersed markets. Among the industry's employing operators, no individual company employs more than 500 workers relevant to the industry. In addition to the large number of small operators, the industry has a significant amount of non-employers. These sole proprietorships are concentrated in the industry's most populous provinces and generate a small fraction of overall industry revenue.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The Surveying and Mapping Services industry performs surveying and mapping services of the surface of the earth, including the sea floor. These services may include surveying and mapping areas above or below the surface of the earth, such as the creation of view easements or segregating rights in parcels of land by creating underground utility easements, which give certain rights to real property without possessing it.

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