Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 81119aCA | Mar 2016

Cleaned up: An expanding economy will put more vehicles on the road, boosting revnue

IBISWorld’s Car Wash & Auto Detailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2016, operators in the Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry have rebounded from recessionary conditions. Rising Canadian per capita disposable income has fuelled demand for discretionary consumer services like car washes. In the coming years, increasing employment, disposable income and consumer spending will bolster industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2016, industry operators will spend about $0.28 on capital for every dollar spent on labour, up from $0.26 in 2011. Depreciation expenses amount to 9.1% of revenue for car wash operators. Over the past five years, capital investment has increased with increasing adoption of technology such as automated car washes and automatic payment terminals. The cost of maintenance can be very high, particularly for automatic car washing bays. At the same time, this industry is highly labour intensive, as there is a high degree of manual labour required for car washing, detailing and related services.

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What is the Car Wash & Auto Detailing Industry?

This industry cleans, washes and waxes automotive vehicles, such as passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. It also includes self-service car wash establishments.

Industry Products
Conveyor car washesDetailing and hand-washing servicesIn-bay automatic car washesSelf-service bays
Industry Activities
Automotive detailing services (i.e. cleaning, polishing)Automotive washing and polishingMobile car and truck washes Self-service car washesTruck and bus washes

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