Needs repair: Consumers will opt to replace, rather than repair, as per capita income increases

Over the five years to 2017, the Appliance Repair industry has experienced minimal growth, largely due to high external competition. The negative pressures caused by the burst of the US housing bubble and the ongoing economic slump hurt performance; meanwhile, the economic recovery has been of little help, as consumers with thicker pocketbooks purchased new appliances instead of repairing the old ones. Revenue has increased slightly over the past five years, representing a bittersweet reprieve from the steep decline before the period. Over the next five years, industry revenue is anticipated to decline. With growing disposable incomes, consumers will be more likely to purchase new appliances than repair old ones...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The falling homeownership rate has reduced the industry’s potential market
  • The industry’s overall contribution to the economy is diminishing
  • The rate of technological change is expected to increase over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry are low for the Appliance Repair industry. The industry is dominated by a large number of non-employing establishments that account for 90.0% of all establishments in the industry.The industry has a low level of capital intensity and technology change. Many repair functions need to be performed manually, and examples of equipment used in the industry include voltmeters, screwdrivers and soldering guns. While capital investments are required to establish a new store or to purchase a franchise license, annual capital costs fall well below the cost of wages for this industry. As such, the capital intensity and technology requirement do not represent a major barrier to entry for this industry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Appliance Repair Industry

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

  • Ability to allocate product/service to area of greatest need
  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as External competition for the Home & Garden Appliance Repair Services industry and Price of household appliances in the Appliance Repair industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Appliance Repair Industry?

    Industry operators repair and maintain home and garden equipment and household-type appliances, such as lawn mowers, edgers, snow- and leaf-blowers, washing machines, clothes dryers and refrigerators. Operators in this industry do not retail new equipment or appliances. This industry excludes automotive repairs or electronic and computer repair services. Industry services are provided to both businesses and households.

    Industry Products
  • Home and garden equipment repair services
  • Appliance repair services
  • Sale of spare parts
  • Electronic and precision repair services
  • Other personal household goods repair services
  • Industry Activities
  • Repairing and maintaining lawnmowers
  • Repairing and maintaining edgers
  • Repairing and maintaining snow and leaf blowers
  • Repairing and maintaining washing machines
  • Repairing and maintaining clothes dryers
  • Repairing and maintaining refrigerators
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • External competition for the Home & Garden Appliance Repair Services industry
  • Price of household appliances
  • Homeownership rate
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • An industry in decline
  • Small-scale servicers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued decline
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Appliance Repair Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Appliance Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Human Resources & Benefits Administration
  • Educational Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing
  • Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing
  • Miscellaneous Product Manufacturing
  • Vacuum, Fan & Small Household Appliance Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Appliance repair services
  • Home and garden equipment repair services
  • Other personal household goods repair services
  • Sale of spare parts
  • Electronic and precision repair services
  • Chart: Appliance Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households with one to two people
  • Households with three to four people
  • Businesses
  • Households with five or more people
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Appliance Repair Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases and wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Appliance Repair

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Appliance Repair Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sears Holdings Corporation, Best Buy Co. Inc.,
  • Table: Sears Holdings Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Best Buy Co. Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Appliance Repair 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 Appliance Repair Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • A device that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • Soldering Gun
  • A tool used to solder metals together using tin-based solder to achieve a highly conductive contact.
  • Voltmeter
  • An instrument used for measuring electric potential in volts.
  • Wattmeter
  • An instrument that measures the flow of power in an electrical circuit.
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