Cemetery Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Cemetery Services Market Research Report | NAICS 81222 | Mar 2016

Staying alive: An aging US population will provide the industry with slow but consistent growth

IBISWorld’s Cemetery Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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

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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 28.0% 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
Interment servicesSale of graves, plots and other spacesCemetery maintenance servicesSales of funeral goodsCremation servicesPre-burial services
Industry Activities
Cemetery maintenance and upkeepMausoleum operationCrematory operationColumbarium operationMemorial garden supervisionAnimal and pet cemetery management

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