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Cemetery Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Cemetery Services Market Research Report | NAICS 81222 | Apr 2015

Staying alive: An aging US population will provide the industry with a continual source of demand

IBISWorld’s Cemetery Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
32,452
Businesses
6,792
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cemetery Services industry dug itself out of the recessionary woes that once plagued its companies during the recession. With increasing disposable income and a growing proportion of US citizens reaching 65 years and older, families have become far more likely to purchase high-value industry merchandise and burial services, increasing industry revenue. These factors are expected to continue in the next five years. However, the number of cremations is forecast to rise, threatening industry growth... 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 plots, graves 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. Individuals may also purchase niches within columbarium walls. Columbarium walls have become a common feature of many cemeteries, reflecting the increasing popularity of cremations as opposed to burials... purchase to read more

 


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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


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