Demolition Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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Although suppliers in the demolition service market have gained pricing leverage due to steady increases in demand, buyers have continued to benefit from low market share concentration, which has boosted market competition. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Demolition Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Growth in construction and manufacturing activity, along with increased government consumption and investment, is projected to boost demand for demolition services

Demolition services have a buyer power score of 2.5 out of 5. IBISWorld market research analyst, Eric Delgado, says, "This score reflects pricing trends that are forecast to limit the buyer's ability to negotiate in six-year period to 2017." Other factors that negatively affect buyer power are demolition services' high level of specialization, the buyer's inability to use substitutes for most demolition jobs and the risks involved with switching providers. However, low market share concentration positively affects buying power.

While 2011 to 2014 marked a period of high demand volatility from the construction sector, price growth is anticipated to remain stable in the three years to 2017. "This trend is forecast to arise from stabilized demand for the redevelopment of brownfield sites, as well as an increase in government investment in infrastructure and institutional construction, which account for a significant share of revenue for suppliers of demolition services," says Delgado. This highly fragmented market also encourages price-based competition among suppliers, which benefits buyer negotiating power. However, as the economy continues to recover, demand from key downstream markets like nonresidential construction will increase, which will give contractors more flexibility to raise prices. Rising demolition machinery prices and employee wages will pressure demolition contractors' profitability in the three years to 2017. As a result, prices will likely increase further during this period and weaken buyer power overall. Major vendors in the market include LVI Services, Penhall and NorthStar Group Holdings LLC.

Because demolition work is a capital-intensive service in which safety is important, there are no viable substitutes for a qualified demolition contractor. Additionally, buyers that switch contractors mid-job will face high switching costs due to delays in project completion and new startup costs. Furthermore, the number of operators that have the capacity to complete large-scale projects is considerably limited. These factors negatively affect a buyer's ability to negotiate. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Demolition Services procurement category market research report page.

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This report is intended to assist buyers of demolition services. Demolition and wrecking companies provide total and selective demolition. Auxiliary services provided by these companies include recycling and concrete cutting. While these companies sometimes provide abatement and remediation, this report does not include those services. Buyers should refer to IBISWorld procurement report 5183863 for specific information on procuring environmental remediation services.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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