Cleaning up: Increasing demand from businesses and households will strengthen revenue

The Janitorial Services industry has grown moderately as demand for commercial cleaning services, the industry's primary product segment, increased over the past five years. Additionally, declining office vacancy rates, increasing nonresidential construction activity and growth in the number of businesses broadened the industry's client base, contributing to higher industry demand. Over the next five years, a robust economy will lift demand for cleaning services. The rate of nonresidential construction will rise and operators will offer green cleaning services as a way of competing with other companies...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$56bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1.9m
Businesses
898,474
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A robust economy will lift demand for cleaning services from businesses and households
  • The industry exhibits low barriers to entry and new enterprises have minimal start-up costs
  • Operators will benefit from the anticipated recovery in nonresidential construction
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Janitorial Services industry has few barriers to entry, due to a low level of market share concentration and low capital investment requirements. The top four players in the industry account for less than 10.0% of the available market in 2017, and therefore exert little market power. Start-up costs vary depending on the scale of operations. New businesses may need to secure a warehouse or operational facility as well as vehicles. Additionally, new entrants will need to purchase supplies such as vacuums, mops, cleaning agents and other specialized cleaning equipment.There is also a low level of training required for industry employees, thus labor is not expected to be a significant barrier to entry. Typical wages for industry employees average $14,995. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Janitorial Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Janitorial Services Industry are

  • Being part of a franchised chain
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • Use of a high volume/low margin strategy
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Office rental vacancy in the Janitorial Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Janitorial Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry clean building interiors, the inner parts of transportation equipment (e.g. aircraft, railcars and ships) and windows. Industry activities include contract cleaning services for factories, retail outlets, shopping centers and malls, business and government offices, trains and airlines and house-cleaning services.

    Industry Products
  • Residential cleaning
  • Standard commercial cleaning
  • Damage restoration cleaning
  • Floor care services
  • Exterior window cleaning
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing interior building cleaning services
  • Cleaning homes
  • Providing window cleaning services
  • Providing maid services
  • Providing aircraft janitorial services
  • Washroom sanitization and cleaning
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Office rental vacancy
  • Corporate profit
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Value of private nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Upper-income households boosts demand
  • Structural shifts
  • Green services
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry landscape
  • Tempered profit growth
  • Table: Janitorial Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Janitorial Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Educational Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Standard commercial cleaning
  • Other
  • Residential cleaning
  • Damage restoration cleaning
  • Floor care services
  • Exterior window cleaning
  • Chart: Janitorial Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Offices
  • Educational facilities
  • Retail complexes
  • Residences
  • Government
  • Industrial plants
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Janitorial Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation, rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Janitorial Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Janitorial Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    ABM Industries Inc.,
  • Table: ABM Industries Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Janitorial Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Janitorial Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of Businesses (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Franchising
  • Franchising is a form of business by which the owner (franchisor) of a product, service or method obtains distribution through affiliated dealers (franchisees).
  • Maid Services
  • Cleaning services designed for domestic buildings (i.e. households).
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Agreement for cooperation among two or more independent operators to work together toward common objectives.
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    IBISWorld’s Janitorial Services Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Janitorial Services industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Janitorial Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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