Moving forward: The industry will benefit from rising home sales and housing starts

The Moving Services industry has returned to growth over the past five years as the housing market continues to recover from the downturn. Despite slow economic recovery, a number of housing market indicators suggest gains in the industry's principal market. Coupled with rising disposable income, more favorable housing market conditions and a recent drop in oil prices have benefited the industry. The industry's growth over the past five years is due in part to a recovery from its low point after the collapse of housing prices. Even in 2017, the industry has yet to reach the peak revenue levels achieved in the mid-2000s. Over the five years to 2022, housing market growth will continue to benefit industry operators...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The recovering housing market will prove beneficial for industry operators
  • Despite a steep decline during the downturn, corporate profit rose significantly, benefitting the industry
  • The growing size of major metropolitan cities is expected to add to demand for moving services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are no regulatory requirements that prevent companies from entering this industry; however, there are a number of health, safety and environmental laws to which companies must adhere once they have entered the industry. These regulations are constantly evolving and the costs associated with meeting them are mildly prohibitive of industry entry. Generally speaking, there are also no resource constraints on capital equipment or land. Access to fuel is also unfettered, but the volatile price can exert downward pressure on profit. As a result, the availability and price of fuel presents a minor barrier to entry for prospective companies.Over the five years to 2017, the number of industry operators is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 1.2% t...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Moving Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Moving Services Industry are

  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Existing home sales and House price index in the Moving Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Moving Services Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide moving and relocation services, including local, long-distance and international trucking and shipping of used household, institutional and commercial goods, furniture and equipment. Industry operators often provide incidental packing and storage services.

    Industry Products
  • Residential moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Warehousing services
  • Industry Activities
  • Used furniture moving
  • Used household-goods moving
  • Used office-goods moving
  • Providing storage services for moved goods
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Existing home sales
  • House price index
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • Housing starts
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets show signs of gains
  • Profit turnaround
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets slowly improve
  • Consolidation continues
  • Potential risks
  • Table: Moving Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Moving Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Furniture Wholesaling
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Public Administration
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Residential moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Other
  • Warehousing services
  • Chart: Moving Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Private household demand
  • Business demand

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Corporate customers
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Moving Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Moving Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Moving Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    UniGroup Inc., SIRVA Inc.,
  • Table: UniGroup Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: SIRVA Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Moving 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 Moving Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
  • A financial motion that prevents creditors from seeking to close a business altogether.
  • Cross Country Moving Service
  • A moving service that offers transportation of belongings over state lines.
  • Tractors
  • Prime movers that haul trailers of goods.
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