Cemetery Services in the US: Market Research Report

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

Cemetery Services Market Research Report | NAICS 81222 | Jul 2013

Six feet under: The popularity of lower cost cremations buries industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Cemetery Services 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
Add to Cart
Add to Cart
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2013, the trend toward low-cost cremation services instead of burial services has adversely affected revenue and profit, increasing merger and acquisition activity. As disposable incomes return, people will be more likely to spend on more expensive grave sites and services, but cremations will still remain popular... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Sale of graves, plots and other spaces

The Cemetery Services industry derives the majority of its revenue from the sale of graves, niches or spaces in mausoleums. These sales are estimated to generate 39.1% of the industry's revenue. Typically a funeral home will negotiate the purchase of burial plots, though consumers can do this on an individual basis, as well. In certain states cemetery plots can be purchased from a cemetery broker rather than a funeral home director. The cost of a burial plot is typically more than $4,000.0. Individuals may also purchase niches within columbarium walls. Columbarium walls have become a common feature of many cemeteries, reflecting the increasing popularity of cremations, opposed to burials... purchase to read more


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Cemetery Services Industry?

This industry includes establishments that operate sites or structures reserved for the interment of human or animal remains. The industry also includes companies that offer cremation services. This industry does not include funeral homes, nor does it include funeral homes that operate cemeteries. These companies are included in the Funeral Homes industry (IBISWorld report 81221).

Industry Products
IntermentSale of graves, plots and other spacesCemetery maintenance servicesMerchandise salesCremationPre-burial services
Industry Activities
Cemetery managementMausoleum operationCrematory operationColumbarium operationMemorial garden supervisionAnimal and pet cemetery management

View Sample
Select Clients