On the move: The growing popularity of self-moving has hindered industry growth

The Removalists industry has declined slightly over the past five years. Record low interest rates and stimulus packages for property investors have strengthened the residential property market over the period. Property prices and dwelling commencements have increased over the past five years, indicating that demand for residential property is high and the number of relocations is increasing. However, consumers have increasingly hired trucks and vans to perform industry services themselves over the period, causing external competition to rise and constraining growth in industry prices. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $1.86 billion. This trend includes a fall of 0.8%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for residential property is high and the number of relocations is increasing
  • Removalists have been using more vehicles over the past five years, increasing industry employment
  • Relocations into new residential and commercial properties will likely increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The services offered by the Removalists industry differ by the place that items are picked up and delivered and by the distance items are moved. Many of the industry's larger players transport non-standard items, like pets and motor vehicles. Offering a selection of services prevents customers from having to hire multiple removalist companies, making the company more attractive to consumers.Interstate and long-distance transportInterstate and long-distance transport generates the largest portion of industry revenue. Long-distance transport is when items are moved further than 250 kilometres. Although the industry completes significantly more short-distance moves than long-distance moves, companies earn more revenue from long-distance transport. Lar...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Removalists Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Removalists are:

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having a good reputation
  • Degree of globalisation in the firm
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Dwelling commencements in the Removalists industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Removalists Industry?

    Industry operators provide moving and relocation services. These include local, long-distance and international transport of household, institutional and commercial goods, furniture and equipment. Industry firms often provide incidental packing and storage services.

    Industry Products
  • Interstate and long-distance transport
  • Local moving
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Used furniture moving
  • Used household goods moving
  • Used office goods moving
  • Storage services for moved goods
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Demand from mortgages
  • Retail petrol prices

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation
  • Residential property
  • Commercial property
  • Industry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Economic conditions
  • Fuel prices
  • Participation and profit
  • Table: Removalists Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Removalists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Removalists

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Fuel Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Interstate and long-distance transport
  • Local moving
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Other services
  • Chart: Removalists Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporations
  • Households
  • Other removal companies
  • Governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Removalists Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Removalists

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Removalists Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Grace Worldwide (Australia) Pty Ltd, SIRVA (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited, Santa Fe Holdings Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Grace Worldwide (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: SIRVA (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Santa Fe Holdings Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Removalists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Removalists Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fuel Excise
  • A tax imposed on the sale of fuel.
  • International Moving
  • Transporting customer goods from one country to a location in a different country.
  • Pet Moving
  • Door-to-door transportation of pets and any boarding services required.
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