Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Nov 2013

Cleaning up: Strong demand from key markets and improved incomes will support a modest upturn

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While higher costs from environmental regulations will cut into profit, the industry will start to revive in the next five years. Stronger downstream demand from key markets like hospitals, restaurants and hotels will stimulate revenue growth. Furthermore, an improved unemployment rate and higher disposable incomes will spur demand from consumers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Dry Cleaners industry is in the decline stage of its industry life cycle. Indicators of this stage include falling employment levels, fewer companies and establishments, decreased profit margins and an accelerated industry consolidation. The industry is highly competitive, there are currently an estimated 41,454 dry cleaners throughout the nation. According to Bill Fisher, president of the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute, there are “around 25% too many dry cleaners for the volume of clothes being dry-cleaned.” As a result, the number of companies operating in the industry has been declining since 2005 and over the 10 years to 2018 is expected to decrease at an annualized rate of 1.0%... 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 laundry servicesDry cleaning servicesReselling servicesMaintenance and repair
Industry Activities
Dry cleaningLaundry services

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