In the five years through 2012-13, external conditions have challenged operators in the General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.2% over the five-year period, to reach $7.67 billion in 2012-13 (growth of 1.3% from 2011-12).
Since the mid-1990s, the development of vertically integrated supply chains in many Australian transport industries has transformed the General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry. As a result, the average amount of inventory held compared with sales has decreased as manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers hold less stock.
This industry provides third-party storage or warehousing services, excluding grain storage. Storage can be under contract, which may include distribution, or on an ad hoc basis such as self-storage. Warehousing services can be private or public, but both services attract a fee for storage of goods.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.