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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity. Over the past five years the industry has moved from a low level of capital intensity to a moderate level of capital intensity. Industry operators have used technology and machinery to increase their revenue and have begun streamlining their companies in an attempt to improve efficiency. Industry operators require capital in the form of washers, dryers, dry-cleaners and other laundering equipment in addition to the buildings and vehicles used for distribution.

In 2016-17, the industry's capital-to-labour ratio is expected to be 1:7.39, indicating that for every £1.00 spent on capital, an estimated £7.39 is spent on labour. Ind.. 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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