Stored up: Rising demand from wholesale trade and ecommerce boosts revenue growth

The Warehousing and Storage Services industry plays an integral role in the supply-chain process of raw materials, inputs for production, and finished goods. Industry operators primarily provide warehousing and storage services to industries in the wholesale trade, manufacturing and transport sectors. Industry operators have traditionally provided storage solutions for materials and products. However, rising demand for value-added services and a shift towards greater supply-chain management have created new revenue growth opportunities for industry operators. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.3% over the five years through 2019-20, to $1.2 billion. This includes an expected increase of 0.6% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in online shopping has increased demand for industry services over the past five years
  • Growth in total merchandise imports and exports has contributed to industry revenue growth
  • Rising merchandise import volumes are projected to boost industry revenue over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Warehousing and Storage Services industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital expenses, industry operators are expected to spend an estimated $6.85 on wage costs in the current year. Industry operators require machinery and equipment such as shelving, pallet racking, forklifts, stackers, carts and pallet trucks. Capital investment varies among operators depending on their size and whether they purchase or lease their machinery and equipment. Capital investment is higher for industry operators that purchase their own warehousing and storage facilities compared with industry players that rent these facilities.Labour requirements also vary among industry operators, depending on the level of automation they employ. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Warehousing and Storage Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Warehousing and Storage Services are:

  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wholesale trade and Demand from online shopping in the Warehousing and Storage Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Warehousing and Storage Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily provide warehousing and storage services. Firms providing self-storage renting or leasing are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • General warehousing facilities
  • Bonded warehousing facilities
  • Cold storage facilities
  • Industry Activities
  • Bond store operation
  • Bulk petroleum storage services
  • Cool room storage operation
  • Controlled-atmosphere storage operations
  • Furniture storage services
  • Refrigerated storage operation
  • 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
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Operating environment
  • Competition and profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating landscape
  • Competition and profit
  • Industry structures
  • Table: Warehousing and Storage Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Pharmaceutical and Toiletry Goods Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in New Zealand
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental in New Zealand

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Wholesaling industries
  • Transport industries
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Warehousing and Storage Services 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 Warehousing and Storage Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Mainfreight Limited, Toll Group (NZ) Limited,
  • Table: Mainfreight Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Toll Group (NZ) Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Warehousing and Storage Services 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 Warehousing and Storage Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bonded Warehouse
  • Secured facilities that allow dutiable goods to be stored without payment of customs taxes.
  • Cold Storage
  • The warehousing of goods in temperature-controlled environments.
  • Supply-Chain Management
  • An industry service that offers the management of the flow of goods and services through the supply chain, from raw materials to the consumption of finished products.
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