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Funeral Homes in the US: Market Research Report

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Funeral Homes Market Research Report | NAICS 81221 | Jul 2014

Resting place: Demographic trends benefit funeral homes, but cremations will hamper growth

IBISWorld’s Funeral Homes market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
116,509
Businesses
25,557
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Falling per capita income during the recession and a rising number of inexpensive cremations have hampered industry revenue. Money-strapped families turned to discount retailers and manufacturers to purchase caskets, further depressing revenue for funeral home operators. Nevertheless, the industry's revenue is projected to improve slightly during the next five years. As the population ages, the number of deaths in the United States is anticipated to increase. However, continued competition from discount retailers and the ease of online ordering from casket manufacturers are expected to curtail prices for funeral merchandise through 2019... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The regions with the greatest concentration of funeral homes include the Southeast, the Great Lakes and the Mid-Atlantic. The distribution of industry establishments closely follows the share of the region's population and age structure. Additionally, consumer preferences for cremation as opposed to burials are an important factor that can influence a regions share of establishments.

The Southeast has the greatest share of industry establishments, estimated at 26.8% of the total. Florida, with its warm weather and low-priced housing, has long been an attractive destination for retirement-age adults. As such, 18.2% of the population is over 65, compared with the national average of 13.7%, according to the US Census Bureau... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Funeral Homes Industry?

This industry includes companies that conduct funerals and prepare the dead for burial or interment. Industry establishments organize wakes, transport the dead and sell caskets and related merchandise. This industry includes funeral homes combined with crematories; however, establishments that primarily conduct cremation are excluded from this industry and are included in the Cemetery Services industry (IBISWorld report 81222).

Industry Products
Traditional pre-burial servicesMerchandise soldBody preparation servicesTransportationDirect cremation services
 
Industry Activities
Providing funeral director servicesProviding embalming services Operating funeral homes combined with crematories Providing mortician services Providing visitation or viewing servicesProviding funeral servicesProviding graveside committal servicesSelling funeral merchandise (e.g caskets, flowers and obituary notices)Transporting the deceased


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