Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Nov 2014

Cleaning up: Unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences will continue to diminish industry demand

IBISWorld’s Dry Cleaners 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2014, the Dry Cleaners industry has faced progressively challenging conditions. In the grip of heightened unemployment, consumers were less willing to spend on discretionary services such as dry cleaning or full-service laundry. Moreover, the industry's declining sales are expected to continue in the next five years. Demand for industry services will be negatively affected by the continued adoption of business-casual clothing, which has resulted in a long-term decline in demand for professional dry cleaning services. Growing competition from more affordable self-service or coin-operated laundromats is also projected to cut into industry sales... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of dry cleaners in the United States is primarily linked to population levels. Industry operators are more likely to be located in urban areas, due to the higher population density. Industry operators that cater to commercial clients are usually located near near commercial establishments such as hotels, motels, restaurants and hospitals.


The Southeast region has the highest concentration of industry establishments; in 2014, the region accounted for an estimated 24.4% of the nation's dry cleaners. The region also produces more than a quarter of the industry's revenue. The largest producer in the Southeast is Florida, which by itself accounts for 5.7% of the nation's dry cleaners... purchase to read more


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What is the Dry Cleaners Industry?

Establishments in the industry provide dry cleaning and laundering services. Companies may also provide drop-off and pick-up sites for laundries and dry cleaners. In addition, establishments may also offer specialty-cleaning services for garments and textiles such as fur, leather, suede, wedding gowns, draperies and pillows. This industry does not include establishments that offer coin-operated laundering and dry cleaning, nor does it include those offering linen and uniform rentals.

Industry Products
Commercial full-service laundryRetail Dry cleaning servicesCommercial dry cleaning servicesRetail full-service laundry
Industry Activities
Dry cleaningLaundry services

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