General Warehousing and Cold Storage in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Warehousing and Cold Storage Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5309 | Jul 2015

Stockpile: Growth in international trade and rising business inventory levels have boosted revenue

IBISWorld’s General Warehousing and Cold Storage market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has achieved stable growth over the past five years. The development of vertically integrated supply chains in Australian transport industries has transformed warehousing and storage services. Warehouses are no longer just large, temperature-controlled spaces to store stock. These facilities 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, instead outsourcing warehousing to third-party operators, boosting demand for warehousing and storage services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

A medium market share concentration characterises the industry. The industry's largest four players are estimated to account for just over 40.0% of total revenue in 2015-16. These major players are generally involved in other related transport activities and therefore tend to operate differently from pure warehouse operators.

Over the past five years, there has been a consolidation trend evident among operators in the industry. Third-party logistics have driven this trend, as warehouses have become sites where goods are finished for final delivery; orders are filled, picked and packed; and products are returned, rather than simply being destinations where goods are stored. As a result, market share concentration has increased over the past five years... purchase to read more


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What is the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily operate third-party warehousing and cold storage facilities. Grain storage facilities are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
General warehousing facilitiesCold storage facilitiesSelf-storage facilitiesBonded warehousing facilities
Industry Activities
Warehouse operationCold storage facility operationBond store operationBulk petroleum storage servicesCool room storage servicesControlled atmosphere store operationFurniture storage facility operationRefrigerated storage servicesWool storage services

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