IBISWorld’s Storage & Warehousing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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...

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Industrial material warehousing

Industrial material warehouses are expected to generate 27.0% of industry revenue in 2017. These warehouses are often large and located beside the plants of related industries or close to traffic terminals.

Inflammable material warehousing

Inflammable material warehouses are forecast to account for 27.5% of industry revenue in 2017. These warehouses mainly store fuels, chemicals, fabrics, leather and paper products and are required to comply with fire safety rules and specifications. Operational costs are high due to safety issues and complicated handling procedures.

Refrigerated warehousing

Refrigerated warehouses mainly store fresh food, beverages and medicines that require low-temperature storage. The..

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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 performance
  • Industry 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    China Chengtong GroupChina Merchants GroupCMA Logistics Co., Ltd.Shandong Gaishi International Logistics Group
  • Table: China Chengtong Group - financial performance
  • Table: China Merchants Group - financial performance
  • Table: CMA Logistics Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Gaishi International Logistics Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Storage & Warehousing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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