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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

The Cell Phone Recycling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Gazelle Gazelle market share
HOBI International HOBI International market share
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Cell Phone Recycling industry has a low market share concentration, with the industry's largest players accounting for 29.1% of industry revenue. The industry is heavily fragmented, with many small recycling operations collectively making up the remainder of industry revenue. Heavy consolidation activity over the past five years and expected consolidation activity in the next five years is expected to continue increasing market share concentration, as larger recyclers and companies outside this industry begin buying smaller companies to expand their geographical reach and create supply-chain efficiencies... 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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