Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has achieved stable growth over the past five years. The ongoing development of vertically integrated supply chains in Australian transport industries has continued to transform warehousing and storage services. Warehouses have developed to become complex distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product's entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have adjusted their supply chains and now tend to hold less stock on hand. The trend towards outsourcing warehousing to third-party operators has boosted demand for general warehousing and cold storage services.
The industry is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.5%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry operators benefit from providing warehousing and cold storage services to a diverse range of downstream markets, as they are generally protected from weak demand in any one particular market. Industry participants have encountered weakening demand from downstream manufacturers, although increased merchandise imports due to a relatively strong Australian dollar over the two years through 2012-13 generated growth in warehousing activity.
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