Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 81119aCA | May 2015

Polished finish: Rising disposable income and growing environmental regulations will boost revenue

The Car Wash & Auto Detailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry experienced recessionary declines, but overall revenue grew marginally over the five years to 2015. In the next five years, rising per capita disposable income and increasing environmental awareness of water usage will boost industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2015, industry operators will spend about $0.10 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. There is a high degree of manual labour required for car washing; however, capital intensity varies depending on the type of operation. Self-service establishments and in-bay automatic car washes have fewer labour requirements compared with conveyor car washes and auto detailing companies.

During the past five years, capital intensity has increased slightly, as companies invested labour-saving equipment, such as self-pay kiosks and express conveyor car washes, which have fewer labour requirements and shorter wait times... purchase to read more


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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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