The bottom line: Lower demand from mining and infrastructure markets has reduced margins

Operators in the Portable Toilet Rental industry supply portable toilets, portaloos and portable showers to downstream customers that require these facilities on a temporary basis. The industry's performance is principally driven by demand from companies within the Construction division, as well as from cultural and sporting event organisers. However, demand conditions have fluctuated widely across the key construction markets over the past five years, with solid demand growth for portable toilets in the residential and commercial building construction markets offset by the sharp contraction in demand from the mining and non-building infrastructure more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Weaker demand from the Construction division has dampened the demand for portable toilets
  • Local markets have become increasingly concentrated due to the entry of new players
  • The industry will likely establish new rental outlets in response to greater construction activity
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. During 2018-19, the payments to labour (wages) are projected to account for 27.4% of industry revenue, while the allocated to capital input (depreciation) is projected to account for 8.3% of revenue. This indicates that the industry currently allocates $3.30 on labour inputs for every dollar spent on capital costs.The bulk of industry activity involves the provision of portable toilets and showers, which are depreciable products, although the labour functions remain crucial. Labour functions are often irreplaceable, with workers required to transport, clean and maintain portable toilets. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Portable Toilet Rental Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Portable Toilet Rental are:

  • Having an integrated operation
  • Having a good reputation
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction and Demand from event promotion and management services in the Portable Toilet Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Portable Toilet Rental Industry?

    Industry operators rent out portable toilets, showers and related equipment, and offer related services to customers for a specified period. Related services include portable toilet maintenance, transportation and cleaning, as well as the disposal of toilet waste as required.

    Industry Products
  • Portable toilet and portaloo rental
  • Portable shower rental
  • Other portable rentals and sales
  • Portable toilet services
  • Industry Activities
  • Portable toilet rental services
  • Portaloo rental services
  • Portable shower rental services
  • Cleaning portable toilets on lease
  • Transporting portable toilets and showers
  • Portable toilet pump operation
  • Waste collection and disposal
  • 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 construction
  • Demand from event promotion and management services
  • Expenditure on recreation and culture
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Construction demand
  • Support from event organisers
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction demand
  • Event organisers and competition
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Portable Toilet Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Portable Toilet Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Event Promotion and Management Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Plumbing Goods Wholesaling
  • Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • Solid Waste Collection Services

  • Products & Services
  • Portable toilet and portaloo rental
  • Portable shower rental
  • Other portable rentals and sales
  • Portable toilet services
  • Chart: Portable Toilet Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction sector
  • Event organisers
  • Households
  • Other sectors
  • Governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Portable Toilet Rental 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 Portable Toilet Rental

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Portable Toilet Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Coates Group Holdings Pty Limited, Kennards Hire Pty Limited,
  • Table: Coates Group Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kennards Hire Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Portable Toilet Rental 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 Portable Toilet Rental 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
  • Chemical substances used to disinfect portable toilets. Disinfectants may be biodegradable.
  • Formaldehyde
  • A chemical used in cleaning agents and disinfectants for portable toilets and portaloos.
  • Portaloo
  • A portable toilet that is generally not connected to the sewer system, and that usually has a flushing system and a wash basin.
  • Price Maker
  • A business that is able to determine or influence the price for a specific good or service in the marketplace.
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