Free span: Positive conditions in downstream markets will foster industry revenue growth

Over the five years to 2017, expanding manufacturing and retail activity has spurred demand for a wide variety of freight transportation support services, such as pallet and skid rental. Ultimately, industry revenue is estimated to increase over the five years to 2017. Moving forward, industry revenue expansion will continue to be bolstered by substantial growth in the total value of US trade activity, as well as continued improvements in the levels of domestic consumer spending and retail activity. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to grow over the five years to 2022, albeit at a slower pace compared with the previous five-year period...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • US trade activity expansion will continue to bolster substantial industry growth
  • Many operators consolidated services and scaled down other operations
  • Consumer spending is forecast to rise steadily, sustaining demand for pallets
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entering the Pallet and Skid Rental industry vary depending on the scale and scope of an aspiring player's operations. On one hand, the industry has relatively low barriers to entry if an operator is trying to compete on a local level or specialize within one product segment. The market is moderately fragmented with little concentration of ownership, and operators are not required to have any licenses or certifications to operate. However, new entrants will also experience significant challenges, including accessing capital for new equipment purchases and sustaining the purchasing power necessary to maintain and operate a fleet. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pallet & Skid Rental Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pallet & Skid Rental Industry are

  • Allocation of products to areas of greatest need
  • Effective quality control
  • Fast adjustments to changing regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Freight transportation services index in the Pallet & Skid Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pallet & Skid Rental Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that primarily rent pallets and skids to downstream markets for the storage and transport of goods. Following use, pallets and skids are returned to industry operators for cleaning and repairs. Though pallets and skids differ slightly in their construction and purposes, the terms are largely interchangeable.

    Industry Products
  • GMA wooden pallet and skid rentals
  • Non-GMA wooden pallet and skid rentals
  • Other pallet and skid rentals
  • Industry Activities
  • Wooden pallet rental
  • Plastic pallet rental
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Total trade value
  • commerce sales
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Strong economic conditions
  • Technology and trends
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong demand trends
  • Profit and industry structure
  • Table: Pallet & Skid Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pallet & Skid Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Freight Packing & Logistics Services
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production

  • Products & Services
  • Non-GMA wooden pallet and skid rentals
  • GMA wooden pallet and skid rentals
  • Other pallet and skid rentals
  • Chart: Pallet & Skid Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Individual consumers
  • Governments
  • Transportation and warehousing companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pallet & Skid 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 Pallet & Skid Rental

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pallet & Skid Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Brambles Limited,
  • Table: Brambles Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pallet & Skid 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 Pallet & Skid Rental Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by materials handling equipment, such as a forklift.
  • 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.
  • Skid
  • A pallet without a bottom deck that is often used for transporting goods or as a base for machinery.
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