Road to success: Competition heats up as rising demand has more firms moving in

The Removalists industry has grown at a steady pace over the past five years. The residential property market has strengthened over the period, particularly due to record low interest rates and stimulus packages for people to invest in property. Property prices and dwelling commencements have consequently increased, indicating that demand for residential property is high and the number of relocations is increasing. Rising demand for removalists is expected to boost industry revenue, which is anticipated to increase by an annualised 2.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.9 billion.Demand for commercial relocations has not grown at the same pace as demand for residential more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for residential property is high and the number of relocations is increasing
  • The rising number of vehicles being used for removalist services has increased employment
  • Relocations into new residential and commercial properties will pick up, leading to growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Removalists industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs in 2016-17, $23.78 will be spent on wages. Capital expenditure in the industry is primarily for the purchase of transport vehicles. The level of capital intensity can vary widely according to the size of the operator, as larger firms with national operations require a greater number of larger vehicles and facilities. Labour expenses include wages and salaries paid to truck drivers, mechanics, cleaners and administrative staff.Industry vehicles tend to hold their value relatively well, provided they are well maintained. Wit...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Removalists Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Removalists Industry 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
  • World price of crude oil

  • 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
    SIRVA (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited, Santa Fe Holdings Australia Pty Ltd, Grace Worldwide (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: SIRVA (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Santa Fe Holdings Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Grace Worldwide (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 (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • 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
  • The removal of customer goods from their original location in one country to the destination location in another country.
  • Pet Moving
  • Door-to-door transportation of pets and any boarding services required.
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