Carpet cleaning machines drive growth of US janitorial services & supplies through the year 2005.Demand for janitorial services and supplies in the US is forecast to grow 5.6 percent per year (including price increases) to $37 billion in the year 2005. The supplies sector will offer the best growth, driven by demand for commercial cleaning equipment, particularly carpet cleaning machines such as shampooers, extractors and sweepers. Ongoing downsizing (1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.
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(jargon) downsizing and cost-cutting by corporate, institutional and governmental entities -- which at the same time must maintain high building maintenance standards -- will continue to result in outsourcing of noncom non·com
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enlisted officer, noncommissioned officer operations, a trend which will spur demand for janitorial services. These and other trends are presented in Janitorial Services & Supplies, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm.
The well-developed office buildings market will remain the largest segment of this industry. However, industrial and residential markets will experience the fastest growth based on the relatively low penetration of contract cleaning service firms. The industrial market will benefit from trends towards outsourcing, as well as from large amounts of manufacturing floor space. Growth in the residential market will benefit from rising home ownership and the increasing number of dual-income households, which creates a lack of time for household cleaning.
Although growth in janitorial supplies revenues will outpace out·pace
tr.v. out·paced, out·pac·ing, out·pac·es
To surpass or outdo (another), as in speed, growth, or performance.
[-pacing, that of services, the supplies sector will still account for less than 20 percent of the industry total. Demand for janitorial supplies is projected to rise 5.8 percent per annum Per annum
Yearly. to $5.8 billion in the year 2005. Despite market maturity, the supplies sector will benefit from a push for higher quality standards in building maintenance and a continued focus on indoor air quality Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor , as well as ergonomics ergonomics, the engineering science concerned with the physical and psychological relationship between machines and the people who use them. The ergonomicist takes an empirical approach to the study of human-machine interactions. . Automated floor cleaning equipment will experience the best growth due to a higher level of product differentiation Product Differentiation
A source of competitive advantage that depends on producing some item that is regarded to have unique and valuable characteristics. and upgrading potential compared to manual cleaning products. Demand for other janitorial supplies, including manual floor cleaning products, trash bags and waste containers A waste container (known more commonly in British English as a dustbin, rubbish-bin, ashcan or simply bin and American English as a trash can) is a container, which is usually made out of metal or plastic.. , sponges and dustcloths will be limited by their commodity-like nature, although such products will continue to be virtually indispensable components of the expanding janitorial industry.
The Northeast will remain the largest consumer of janitorial supplies and services in the US because it is home to large, commercialized and densely populated pop·u·late
tr.v. pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing, pop·u·lates
1. To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
2. areas, including New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , Boston and Philadelphia. This region is closely followed by the South, which accounted for 29 percent of demand. The Midwest, West and South are expected to accelerate through 2005, while the Northeast will be well off the pace posted in the previous decade.
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JANITORIAL SERVICES & SUPPLIES DEMAND (million dollars) % Annual Growth Item 1990 2000 2005 00/90 05/00 Janitorial Services & Supplies 16290 28260 37100 5.7 5.6 Office Buildings 5923 9976 12870 5.4 5.2 Institutional Buildings 5698 9789 12800 5.6 5.5 Other Commercial Buildings 2192 3568 4480 5.0 4.7 Industrial Buildings 1029 1853 2520 6.1 6.3 Residential 676 1602 2470 9.0 9.0 Miscellaneous 772 1472 1960 6.7 5.9 [c] 2001 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.