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The furniture industry, present in every region in Quebec, accounts for a significant part of the province’s manufacturing sector. In total, it represents roughly 25,000 jobs, making the furniture industry one of the top 7 employers in Quebec’s manufacturing sector.

 

Jobs and products

The residential furniture industry accounts for around 40% of all furniture industry jobs in Québec, in three sub-sectors: wood residential furniture, upholstered furniture, and furniture that was neither wood nor upholstered (in metal, for example). The Quebec residential furniture industry continues to be the biggest in the country, comprising 45% of the jobs in this sector in Canada.

Exports

The United States is our major economic partner, receiving more than 90% of Quebec residential furniture exports.

Sources: Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Export (MEIE)

Statistics Canada, Table 301-0006 - Mainstatistics for manufacturing industries, according to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

This monthly survey collects retail sales for all department stores, including furniture retailers, classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 452110. The data collected from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (Department Store Organizations) is integrated each month along with the results of the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (record number 2406) and is released at the same time as the latter.

Retail trade, by industry (annual)

Retail trade, by province and territory

Statistics Canada Data

Retail sales, by industry (monthly)

This monthly survey collects retail sales for all department stores, including furniture retailers, classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 452110. The data collected from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (Department Store Organizations) is integrated each month along with the results of the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (record number 2406) and is released at the same time as the latter.

Retail trade, by industry (annual)

Retail trade, by province and territory

The Monthly Retail Trade Survey collects sales and the number of retail locations by province from a sample of retailers. Sales estimates obtained from retailers are a key monthly indicator of consumer purchasing patterns in Canada, and are important component of the Gross Domestic Product, which measures Canada’s production, and are part of many economic models, namely the Bank of Canada relies partly on monthly retail sales estimates when making decisions that influence interest rates. Businesses can track their own performance against industry averages and to prepare investment strategies.

Retail sales estimates do not include any form of direct selling that bypasses the retail store, e.g., direct door-to-door selling; sales made through automatic vending machines; sales of newspapers or magazines; and sales made by book and record clubs. Internet retailing activities are included in the survey only when conducted through the same legal structure as the retail establishment.

Source: Statistics Canada