Stocked up: Outsourcing trends and growth in online shopping have assisted revenue growth

The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has grown over the past five years. Australian transport industries have continued developing vertically integrated supply chains, which have transformed warehousing and storage services. Warehouse facilities have increasingly become complex distribution and information centres that connect a product's entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time stock supply. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have adjusted their supply chains accordingly and now tend to hold less stock on hand. These companies have been increasingly outsourcing warehousing to third-party operators, boosting demand for industry warehousing and cold storage services.Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Warehouse facilities have moved towards becoming complex distribution and information centres
  • Fast-moving consumer goods tend to attract higher margins as they spend less time in storage
  • Growth in business inventories and demand from business process outsourcing will support demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits medium barriers to entry and this level has remained steady over the past five years. Entry barriers in the industry primarily relate to the initial capital outlays that are required to establish warehouses and cold storage facilities. In addition, gaining access to suitable locations may be difficult for potential entrants. Price competition is also a factor for small to mid-tier firms, as existing operators are able to use their economies of scale and established supply chain links to offer extremely competitive prices that new entrants may not be able to match...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry are

  • Use of most efficient work practices
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business inventories and Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia in the General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry?

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

    Industry Products
  • General warehousing facilities
  • Cold storage facilities
  • Bonded warehousing facilities
  • Industry Activities
  • Warehouse operation
  • Cold storage facility operation
  • Bond store operation
  • Bulk petroleum storage services
  • Cool room storage services
  • Controlled atmosphere store operation
  • Furniture storage facility operation
  • Refrigerated storage services
  • Wool storage services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business inventories
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from online shopping

  • Current Performance
  • Industry profit
  • Inventory cycles
  • Online retailing
  • Cold storage
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry profit
  • Online demand
  • Productivity gains
  • Table: General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Agribusiness
  • Integrated Logistics

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Products & Services
  • General warehousing facilities
  • Bonded warehousing facilities
  • Cold storage facilities
  • Chart: General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Transport industries
  • Wholesaling industries
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Service industries
  • Agricultural industries
  • Retailing industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage 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 General Warehousing and Cold Storage

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Toll Holdings Limited, Americold Australian Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Toll Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Americold Australian Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage 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 General Warehousing and Cold Storage 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
    Bonded Warehouse
  • Secured storage facilities that allow dutiable goods to be stored without payment of customs taxes.
  • Cold Storage
  • Warehousing of goods in temperature-controlled, primarily refrigerated, environments.
  • Just-In-Time
  • A strategy that reduces inventory and improves profitability, as only the materials that are needed for the immediate term are purchased.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Tags applied or embedded into products that can store information such as the source, destination and price.
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