Revenue for the Storage and Warehousing industry is expected to total $82.2 billion in 2017, up 7.0% from 2016. In the five years through 2017, the industry has been growing at an annualized rate of 8.8%.Industry demand has been strong since China's entrance to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Foreign logistics resources and industry expertise streamed into the Chinese market, which improved service quality and accessibility, and increased demand for warehousing services. In addition, fast development of foreign and domestic trade has been stimulating growth of Storage and Warehousing in China...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$89bn
Annual Growth 13-18
7.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
443,185
Businesses
17,480

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor in this industry, about 1.7 dollar is invested in capital. Land, buildings and equipment utilized in this industry can be rented or purchased. Heavy equipment and freight vehicles increase capital costs, while repair and maintenance inputs increase labor costs.Research and development activities are not absolutely necessary in this industry. However, some large players invest in the development of logistics management systems while mid-tier companies purchase warehouse management tools. The industry's enterprises also invest in other capital items, such as land, buildings and equipment.Labor costs in China are generally low, but account for a large proportion of this industry's revenue. Emp...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Storage & Warehousing Industry

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

  • Automation
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Ability to secure long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Manufacturing and Real GDP in the Storage & Warehousing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Storage & Warehousing Industry?

    The Storage and Warehousing industry in China comprises businesses that provide storage or warehousing services for products other than grain products (including grain, cotton, oil-bearing crops and other crops). Storage services can be under contract and may include distribution. Warehousing services can be private or public.

    Industry Products
  • Inflammable material warehousing
  • Refrigerated warehousing
  • Industrial material warehousing
  • Consumer product warehousing
  • Logistics services
  • Industry Activities
  • Refrigerated warehousing
  • Industrial material warehousing
  • Commercial distribution warehousing and freight yards
  • Other warehousing services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Manufacturing
  • Real GDP
  • Business Outsourcing - Other Warehousing and Storage
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Energy Minerals - Crude Oil
  • Downstream Demand - Wholesale Trade

  • Current Performance
    Industry performanceIndustry constraints
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Industry trends
  • Table: Storage & Warehousing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Construction
  • Freight Rail Transport
  • Freight Trucking
  • Information Transmission, Computer Services and Software

  • Products & Services
  • Inflammable material warehousing
  • Industrial material warehousing
  • Consumer product warehousing
  • Logistics services
  • Refrigerated warehousing
  • Chart: Storage & Warehousing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Wholesale sub-sector
  • Other
  • Retail sub-sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Storage & Warehousing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Rent
  • Purchases
  • Utilities and wages
  • Depreciation
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Storage & Warehousing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Storage & Warehousing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    China Chengtong Group, China Merchants Group, Shandong Gaishi International Logistics Group, CMA Logistics Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: China Chengtong Group - financial performance
  • Table: China Merchants Group - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Gaishi International Logistics Group - financial performance
  • Table: CMA Logistics Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Storage & Warehousing 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 Storage & Warehousing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Inventory
  • Goods and materials held available in stock by a business.
  • Logistics
  • Management of the flow of goods, information and other resources between the origin point and the consumption point.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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