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Canada's Wholesale Trade Industry: Industrial Profile Autumn 2009

The Conference Board of Canada, 2 pages, November 2, 2009
Industry Profile
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This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada's Wholesale Trade Industry.

Document Highlights

  • Strong Dollar— The Industry is domestically oriented, with a large portion of goods sold originating in other countries. As a result, the strong dollar has been a major source of cost savings for the industry.
  • Motor Vehicles and Parts—Wholesale sales are rebounding as several temporarily shuttered plants are coming back online.
  • Pricing—The industry is highly competitive; recent cost savings resulting from the strong Canadian dollar are being passed through to customers, limiting profit margins.