In the five years to 2014, the trend toward low-cost cremation services instead of burial services has adversely affected industry revenue and profit, increasing merger and acquisition activity. Over the next five years, as disposable income levels strengthen, consumers will be more likely to spend on more expensive grave sites and services, but cremations will remain popular. Futhermore, the aging baby-boomer population and increasing death rate will boost demand for industry services.
This industry includes establishments that operate sites or structures reserved for the interment of human or animal remains. The industry also includes companies that offer cremation services. This industry does not include funeral homes, nor does it include funeral homes that operate cemeteries. These companies are included in the Funeral Homes industry (IBISWorld report 81221).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.