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Laundromats in the US: Market Research Report

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Laundromats Market Research Report | NAICS 81231 | Apr 2014

Washed out: Increasing substitute services and rising utility costs will hinder revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Laundromats 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
49,073
Businesses
21,499
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Laundromats industry includes companies that operate self-service laundry and dry-cleaning equipment in laundromats, apartments, dormitories and similar locations. Over the five years to 2014, industry revenue was hindered by rising rental vacancy rates, as a greater share of consumers pursued homeownership. Another trend that has adversely affected the industry is rising competition from laundromats and dry cleaners that offer pick-up and delivery services. The industry's declining sales over the past decade are forecast to continue in the five years to 2019. Heightened rental vacancy rates as the housing sector gains momentum and increasing homeownership rates will decrease demand for rental properties, which are the industry's largest target market... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Laundromats industry has a high level of capital intensity. In 2014, for every $1.00 spent on wages, the industry will spend an estimated $0.63 on capital investment. Capital investment is mainly in washers and dryers, coin changers, computers and vehicles if the company services washers and dryers located in apartment buildings, dormitories or other multi-family accommodations. According to the Coin Laundry Association April 2014 State of the Industry survey, 38.0% of respondents purchased at least one piece of equipment in 2013. Coin laundromats range in market value from $50.000 to more than one million and can generate cash flows of $15,000.0 to $200,000.0 per year... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Laundromats Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily manage facilities with coin-operated or similar laundry and dry-cleaning equipment for customer use on the premises. Industry operators also supply and service coin-operated, smart card or similar self-service laundry and dry-cleaning equipment for customer use in other places of businesses, such as apartments and dormitories.

Industry Products
Washer servicesDryer servicesSelf-service dry cleaningCommercial laundry services
 
Industry Activities
Automatic laundries, coin-operatedCoin-operated dry cleaners and laundriesCoin-operated laundry and dry-cleaning routes (i.e. concession operators)Dry-cleaning machine routes (i.e. concession operators) coin-operated or similarDry-cleaning services, coin-operated or similar self serviceLaundries, coin-operated or similar self serviceLaundry machine routes (i.e. concession operators), coin or card operated or similarLaundry services, coin-operated or similar self-serviceSelf-service dry cleaners and laundries


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