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Coffin & Casket Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

Coffin & Casket Manufacturing

The Coffin and Casket Manufacturing industry has struggled over the five years to 2019 with changing attitudes toward death among Americans. Although demand for deathcare products and services generally increases in line with the aging baby-boomer population, the expenses associated with burial and a greater cultural acceptance of cremation have sharply reduced demand for caskets. Since cremations are typically the lowest-cost funeral method, this has put pressure on funeral homes, increasing price-based competition in this upstream industry and curtailing manufacturers' profit. The industry's decline is expected to continue over the five years to 2024. IBISWorld does not expect any significant growth in cemetery space in the coming years, and space constraints will continue to push up the price of burial, encouraging more consumers to opt for cremation services. In addition, factors such as the mobility of the population and changing religious attitudes, which have driven the popularity of cremation over recent decades, are not expected to reverse.

This industry primarily manufactures burial caskets, cases and vaults intended to contain dead bodies during and after burial or until cremation. Consumers often purchase these items from funeral homes, but in some cases, they may also purchase them directly from the manufacturers.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of deaths
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Hillenbrand Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Matthews International Corp. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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