The United States is the clear leader when it comes to the size of furniture markets worldwide. After the United Kingdom and Germany, Canada comes fourth in the ranking, with a revenue of just over 40 billion U.S dollars recorded in 2018. The gross domestic product of furniture and related product manufacturing has steadily increased since 2012 in Canada, reaching around 4.98 billion Canadian dollars in 2018. Furniture manufacturing is a big part of Canada’s economy, with many jobs created along the chain of production. Ontario had 2,732 furniture manufacturing establishments in 2016, the highest number in Canada, followed closely by Quebec with 2,443 stores.
Leon’s Furniture opened their first store in 1909 in the Canadian province of Ontario. Today, Leon's is a major retailer in the furniture market in whole of Canada and operates 129 stores in Ontario. The revenue of Leon’s Furniture has steadily grown in recent years, reaching around 2.24 billion Canadian dollars in 2018. The same can be said of furniture and home furnishing stores in Canada as a whole, with retail sales rising year on year to around 18.58 billion Canadian dollars in 2018.
As retail sales of furniture have grown in Canada, the monthly export value of furniture and fixtures has fluctuated. In January 2019, Canada exported around 604 million Canadian dollars worth of furniture, an increase of around 70 million from January of the previous year.