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Cell Phone Recycling in the US: Market Research Report

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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 Locations Chapter

The spread of the industry's participants generally reflects the national population distribution, due to the widespread use of cell phones. These establishments include the electronic goods collection, sorting, processing and recovery facilities directly owned by industry operators but do not include electronics collection points in third-party locations, such as in electronics retail stores.

Small local and regional operators dominate the Cell Phone Recycling industry, which explains the general correlation between regional population size and number of industry establishments. The concentration of industry establishments is thus highest in the West and Southeast regions, which account for 19.5% and 19.2% of establishments, respectively... 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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