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Cell Phone Recycling in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Cell Phone Recycling Market Research Report | Technology | Clean Technologies | Aug 2014

Good as new: The industry continues to benefit from regulation and rising commodity prices

IBISWorld’s Cell Phone Recycling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$652m
Annual Growth 09-14
13.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
2,449
Businesses
189
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Increasing cell phone ownership, the emergence of smartphone technologies and increasingly rapid mobile phone replacement rates created a replacement market among cell phone users and widened the potential base of phones available for recycling. As collection of cell phones for recycling and reuse becomes easier, the industry is poised to exhibit growth as a result of a widening base of key inputs (i.e. used phones). Consequently, IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue to continue growing through 2019.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Businesses in the Cell Phone Recycling industry primarily separate and sort recyclable materials from cell phones, smart phones, pagers and personal digital assistants. Companies either purchase or receive donated devices from businesses and the public. These raw inputs are then cleared of personal data and either processed to extract precious metals or refurbished for resale. Revenue from processing and selling other electronics beyond phones and similar devices is excluded from this industry.

The Cell Phone Recycling industry has benefited from several positive operating conditions during the past five years. The number of mobile internet connections has grown at a phenomenal rate... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Cell Phone Recycling Industry?

Businesses in this industry primarily separate and sort recyclable materials from cell phones, smart phones, pagers and personal digital assistants. Companies also refurbish devices for resale. Revenue from processing other electronics is excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Refurbishing Cell PhonesMaterial RecoveryRefurbished Phone Resale
 
Industry Activities
Refurbishing cell phonesSelling refurbished cell phonesReselling used cell phonesRecovering cell phone material


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