Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry comprises establishments that provide dry-cleaning, laundering, carpet cleaning and laundrette services to a relatively narrow range of sectors, including hospitality, health, government institutions and other commercial businesses. A large proportion of the industry's services are for laundering and dry-cleaning of bed linen, table linen and uniforms. Households also account for a small, but declining share of the industry's demand.
IBISWorld estimates that the laundering of bed and table linen accounts for 58% of total industry revenue in 2012-13, with dry-cleaning accounting for 21% of industry revenue. The balance is made up of carpet cleaning and other laundry services... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The two major segments of the industry are laundering and dry-cleaning, while minor laundrettes and carpet cleaning services constitute the remaining industry services.
Services offered by this segment include the laundering of bed and table linen, towels and clothes. The volume of hospital and accommodation linen laundered has increased over the five years through 2012-13, as the trend of outsourcing continues. Bed rationalisation has limited revenue growth of the hospital segment to some degree. There are stringent laundering standards associated with hospital work.
The market for servicing caterers, restaurants and other food service providers is a continuing growth area, but remains price competitive... purchase to read more