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Snowplowing Services: Market Research Report

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Snowplowing Services Market Research Report | NAICS OD5400 | Jun 2016

Let it snow: A continued expansion in the US economy will underpin industry demand

IBISWorld’s Snowplowing Services 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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators are adopting new services and contract structures to ensure revenue
  • Growth in the number of businesses led to an expansion in the industry’s potential client base
  • Rising US employment and income levels will boost demand for ice removal services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Snowplowing Services industry benefited from favorable weather conditions, including greater than average annual snowfall totals and numerous high-accumulation snow events, which bolstered demand for snowplowing, salting, deicing and other services provided by this industry. A healthy economy with thriving businesses, substantial consumer spending as well as a rise in nonresidential construction over the past five years, helped broaden the industry's potential client base and bolster demand, as property owners and merchants increasingly relied on industry operators to keep their parking lots and sidewalks free of ice and snow... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Since snowfall and ice formation typically occurs only in cold, temperate climates, industry establishments are heavily concentrated in northern states that form the 'Frost Belt.' The Frost Belt comprises most of the northeastern United States, and includes states in the Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and New England regions. In addition to geographical factors, the concentration of establishments per state also depends in part on the state's overall population density and total number of households and businesses. The concentration of establishments can vary widely across different regions of the same state. For example, Flagstaff in Arizona usually gets at least 100.0 inches of snow every year. In contrast, the last time it snowed in nearby Phoenix was in 1985, when less than 0.1 in.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Snowplowing Services Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements and standards
  • Ability to expand or curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Having a good track record and prior success rate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Snowplowing Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Snowplowing Services Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide snow plowing and ice removal services. The industry does not include ice removal or snow plowing by municipalities and government.

    Industry Products
    Parking lot and street plowingDeicing and anti-icingSidewalk and doorway snow clearing
    Industry Activities
    Snowplowing and snow removalSalting and deicingSnow clearing for sidewalks

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Average annual precipitation
  • National unemployment rate
  • Current Performance
  • Harsh winter weather propels demand
  • Seasonal-variance contract helps smooth operator revenue
  • Industry structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanded services will add to industry revenue
  • Technological advances to cut costs
  • Table: Snowplowing Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Snowplowing Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Apartment Rental
  • Parking Lots & Garages
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • New Car Dealers
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Parking lot and street plowing
  • Deicing and anti-icing
  • Sidewalk and doorway snow clearing
  • Other
  • Chart: Snowplowing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial and large corporate offices
  • Retail stores and small businesses
  • Single family residential housing
  • Other
  • Other residential housing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Snowplowing Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Snowplowing Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Snowplowing Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Snowplowing Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Snowplowing Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of businesses (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Calcium Chloride
  • A more expensive alternative to regular rock salt (sodium chloride) that is effective at lower temperatures (i.e. lower than -15.0 F).
  • Frost Belt
  • A term used to designate regions of the upper United States with heavy snowfall and high economic activity. The Frost belt includes states in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the Great Lakes region.
  • Geofencing
  • Geofencing involves telematics hardware and software, which allows snowplow operators to draw safe zones around customers' sites to protect damage to landscapes.
  • Grit
  • Typically a mixture of rock salt and salt used to deice roads and parking lots. The Salt is used to melt ice or snow, while the sand is used to increase traction.
  • Seasonal-Variance Contract
  • An agreement between a snowplowing services operator and customer, whereby the contract price is associated a low and high snowfall range.
  • Subcontractor
  • An individual who performs snow removal and deicing services on behalf of another company.

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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 Snowplowing 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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