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 Products Chapter
Industry operators provide a range of warehousing and storage options, including general warehousing, cold storage, bonded warehousing and self-storage facilities. Industry products are divided based on the proportion of revenue that each segment is expected to generate.
General warehousing facilities
General warehousing facilities are expected to account for the greatest proportion of industry revenue. Downstream manufacturers, importers, exporters and wholesalers use these facilities to store raw materials, packaging materials, finished goods and other components. Over the past five years, this segment has grown as a proportion of revenue due to greater demand for business process outsourcing and the rising popularity of online shopping... purchase to read more