Well disposed: More regulation and higher recyclable volumes will spur industry expansion

The Electronic Goods Recycling industry has performed well over the past five years. Industry growth has remained steady, with increased direct and indirect subsidization of the industry driving growth. driving growth. Electronics recyclers earn the majority of their revenue from direct or indirect government subsidization. Over the past decade, both the average number of electronics owned by each consumer and the rate at which electronics are replaced have grown significantly, which has helped boost revenue. Additionally, increasing regluation regarding electronic waste has helped spur growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
42,586
Businesses
4,861
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Public calls for the development of electronics recycling infrastructure have grown strongly during the five-year period
  • Numerous bills concerning e-waste have been discussed in Congress over the past five years
  • Electronic goods recycling will likely be a hotbed of merger and acquisition activity
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Companies in the Electronic Goods Recycling industry recycle computers, monitors, TVs and other electronics that contain hazardous materials that pose environmental threats when placed in landfills. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average US household uses about 24 electronic products, a number that is expected to grow over time. With this ever-increasing supply of new electronics, consumers in the US discard more than 2.0 million tons of electronic goods each year. The breakdown below is segmented in terms of the volume of recycled goods by type according to the EPA.Computer recyclingIBISWorld expects computers (both desktop and portable) to represent about 62.6% of the volume of electronic goods recycled. Nea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from computer and electronic product manufacturing and Demand from primary metal manufacturing in the Electronic Goods Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry?

    Industry operators collect, separate, sort and process electronic waste. Industry operators also sell reusable parts and valuable metals and other materials recovered during the recycling process. Electronic waste includes used computers, tablets, mobile phones, televisions and various other used electronic goods.

    Industry Products
  • Mobile device recycling
  • Computer recycling
  • TV recycling
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating facilities for separating and sorting computers for recycling
  • Operating facilities for separating and sorting hard-copy devices for recycling
  • Operating facilities for separating and sorting TVs for recycling
  • Operating facilities for separating and sorting mobile devices for recycling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Demand from primary metal manufacturing
  • World price of aluminum
  • World price of copper

  • Current Performance
  • Growing used electronics stock
  • Recycling regulations
  • Acceptance of recycled goods and industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consolidation continues
  • Tightening regulations
  • Rising metal prices
  • Table: Electronic Goods Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic Goods Recycling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Waste Collection Services
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Computer recycling
  • TV recycling
  • Other
  • Mobile device recycling
  • Chart: Electronic Goods Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Metal wholesalers and distributors
  • Electronic goods manufacturers
  • Metal products manufacturers and reprocessors
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic Goods Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electronic Goods Recycling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic Goods Recycling 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 Electronic Goods Recycling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Quantity of electronics ready for end-of-life management (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cathode Ray Tube (Crt)
  • A vacuum tube used to create images in older televisions. CRTs contain high concentrations of toxic materials, such as cadium, and are thus difficult to properly dispose of.
  • Eddy Current
  • Electric currents that create magnetic fields. Used to pull metal objects off of conveyor belts during the sorting of recyclable materials.
  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
  • Discarded computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment.
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