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Moving Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Moving Services Market Research Report | NAICS 48421 | Nov 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Moving Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The recovering housing market will prove beneficial for industry operators
  • Demand from businesses has been weak in recent years but is poised to recover
  • The growing size of major metropolitan cities is expected to add to demand for moving services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Moving Services industry has lost operators over the past five years as a result of the housing market collapse and slow economic recovery. Housing starts and home sales slowed and demand for moving services came to a halt due to a lack of new homes on the market. However, these factors have greatly improved in recent years and will continue to do so in the five years to 2021. In addition, metropolitan areas are expected to continue to be the most active areas for moving services, with large populations and shuffling tenants maintaining demand for services... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators provide comprehensive moving services for all downstream customers, including general moving, storage and moving specialty products.

Residential moving

Residential moving, which includes local and long-distance moving, is this industry's primary service. Long-distance moving involves the movement of goods on an inter-urban, interstate and international basis. Moving companies typically use a one- to three-member team to pack and move goods. Most carriers to offer long distance-services often have links across the country that arrange return cargo or staff to help drivers unload. Local moving is typically provided for customers that want to move less than 200 miles. The.. ... 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... purchase to read more


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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 movingCommercial movingWarehousing services
    Industry Activities
    Used furniture movingUsed household-goods movingUsed office-goods movingProviding storage services for moved goods

    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
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    Major Companies
    UniGroup Inc.
    SIRVA Inc.
  • Table: UniGroup Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: SIRVA Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Moving Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    This report on Moving Services:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Moving Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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