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Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Mar 2016

Machine wash only: Shifts in consumer preferences and rising competition cause revenue to stagnate

IBISWorld’s Dry Cleaners 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-0.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
148,902
Businesses
34,746
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Falling demand for dry cleaning services, unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences and increasing competition from coin-operated laundromats and household washing machines have led to the Dry Cleaners industry's decline in the past decade. In the early part of the five-year period to 2015, poor economic conditions led many consumers to reduce spending on discretionary laundry services. Moreover, a long-term consumer shift toward low-maintenance clothing has curtailed demand for dry cleaning services that were once necessary for many garments. As a result, industry revenue has decreased slightly over the past five years and is expected to accelerate its decline through 2021... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Dry Cleaners industry provides laundering and dry cleaning for consumers and commercial clients such as hospitals, hotels, restaurants and nonprofit organizations. The industry also provides specialty cleaning services for garments and textiles such as fur, leather, suede, wedding gowns and draperies. The main users of the industry’s services are households, which are estimated to account for 66.1% of revenue in 2016. Since households generate most of this industry’s revenue, trends in per capita disposable income and consumer spending are the primary economic demand determinants for the industry. Despite improvements in these economic factors, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to contract an annualized 0.2% over the five years to 2016... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Dry Cleaners Industry?

Establishments in this industry provide dry cleaning and laundering services. Companies may also provide drop-off and pick-up sites for customers. 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 coin-operated laundromats, nor does it include companies that generate most of their revenue from linen and uniform rentals.

Industry Products
Commercial full-service laundryRetail dry cleaning and laundry servicesCommercial dry cleaning services
 
Industry Activities
Full-service dry cleaningFull-service laundry


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