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Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Market Research Report | SIC S96.010 | Nov 2016

Losing steam: The industry's strong recent growth is expected to slow in the current year

IBISWorld’s Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning 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.

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

The Dry-Cleaning and Other Cleaning Services industry covers a range of different businesses including dry-cleaners, laundries, self-service launderettes, carpet cleaners and workwear and uniform rental providers. The industry consists of a few large companies operating alongside several smaller companies.

Demand for industry services is income sensitive, meaning a small change in income leads to a disproportionate change in demand. An improved economy has helped boost demand for washing and dry-cleaning services in recent years. As disposable incomes have risen, consumers have turned to the industry to save them time. Furthermore, as the quality of the services provided has improved, so too has demand for the industry... purchase to read more

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The largest segment for industry operators is estimated to be the laundering of all types of clothing and textiles by mechanical equipment or by hand using detergents, softeners and water, accounting for an estimated 42% of industry revenue in the current year. The segment covers services for both industrial and commercial clients and includes the laundering of workwear and textiles for commercial businesses and individual consumers. There has been a steady increase in the number of businesses outsourcing their laundering needs to industry operators, boosting industry demand. The biggest market for this segment is the health-care sector. NHS hospitals use industry operators to launder blankets, bed linen, surgical drapes and gowns. Ove.. purchase to read more


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What is the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry?

Firms in this industry launder and dry-clean all types of clothing and textiles for the general public, as well as commercial and industrial clients. Industry services includes carpet and rug cleaning, self-service coin-operated laundry machines, provision of linen and laundry collection and delivery services. Clothing repair and alteration services, and the renting of clothing other than work uniforms are not covered.

Industry Products
Self-service laundry machinesLaundryDry-cleaningHome-textile cleaning
Industry Activities
Providing dry-cleaning servicesOffering laundry servicesProviding coin-operated laundry machinesProviding linen and work uniformsOffering home-textile cleaning

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