Handle with care: Increases in consumer spending and manufacturing output will support industry demand

The Public Storage and Warehousing industry in Canada benefited over the five years to 2018 from increases in consumer spending and manufacturing output, which has led to more shipments of consumer goods, thus supporting demand for warehouse space. Industry operators, providing short-term public warehousing, long-term contract warehousing and a variety of value-added logistics services, generate demand from all sectors of the economy. As consumers' disposable income and confidence grew in line with the improving economy, so too did their ability to purchase goods and services. Over the five years to 2023, continued increases in consumer spending, particularly online, is expected to sustain industry growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
43,099
Businesses
2,207
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Continued increases in consumer spending, particularly online, is expected to sustain industry growth
  • The movement toward vertically integrated logistics networks has altered industry landscape
  • Economic indicators that drive disposable income levels are projected to rise
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Public Storage and Warehousing industry in Canada is composed of businesses that provide storage and warehousing services. Industry services traditionally include short-term public warehousing, where clients are charged for the amount and duration of storage services they use; contract warehousing, where clients enter into extended agreements for the provision of storage services; and logistics services, which include a variety of value added services such as labelling, inventory control and management, light assembly, order entry and fulfilment and packaging and transportation arrangement. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry

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

  • Use of the most efficient work practices
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total trade value and Demand from e-commerce and online auctions in the Public Storage & Warehousing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry?

    Industry operators provide public warehousing and storage services. Operators generally use equipment such as forklifts, pallets and racks to handle goods in containers such as boxes, barrels and drums. Industry operators avoid specializing in handling bulk products of any particular type, size or quantity. Companies that rent or lease space for self-storage for consumers are not included in this industry (see IBISWorld report 53113CA).

    Industry Products
  • Handling services
  • Contract storage
  • Packing services
  • Other services
  • Transportation services
  • Industry Activities
  • Bonded warehousing, general merchandise
  • Private warehousing and storage, general merchandise
  • Public warehousing and storage (except self storage), general merchandise
  • Warehousing (including foreign trade zones), general merchandise
  • Warehousing and storage, general merchandise
  • General warehousing and storage
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total trade value
  • Demand from e-commerce and online auctions
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Disposable income, trade levels rise
  • Integrated logistics
  • E-commerce and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Long-term demand grows
  • Establishment growth and industry trends
  • Table: Public Storage & Warehousing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Wholesale Trade In Canada
  • Retail Trade In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing in Canada
  • Local Freight Trucking in Canada
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Contract storage
  • Handling services
  • Packing services
  • Transportation services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Public Storage & Warehousing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic demand
  • International trade

  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Public Storage & Warehousing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Public 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 Public 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 trade value (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Integrated Logistics Networks
  • A vertically merged supply chain.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing the raw materials that are needed for the immediate term only.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that continuously releases signals from a chip to track products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store.
  • Third-Party Logistics Provider (3Pl)
  • A company that provides a one-stop-shop service to its customers of outsourced logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions.
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