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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: General Warehousing & Storage


Overview: the U.S. General Warehousing & Storage Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for General Warehousing & Storage: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.



market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the General Warehousing & Storage industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Transportation Of Boxed, Palletized And Other Packed Goods, Not Climate-Controlled And Not In Intermodal Containers, By Road, Tr

Transportation Of Boxed, Palletized And Other Packed Goods, Not Climate-Controlled And Not In Intermodal Containers, By Road, Le

Transportation Of Other Goods By Road

Drayage Services

Warehousing Services

Handling Services For Goods

Storage Services For Goods

Packing Services For Goods

Freight Transportation Arrangement Services

Other Products



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

General Warehousing & Storage Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among General Warehousing & Storage companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a General Warehousing & Storage company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the General Warehousing & Storage industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on General Warehousing & Storage measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 14%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 60%
Motor Vehicle Operators 7%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 7%
Material Moving Workers 49%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 13%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 13%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 35%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


General Warehousing & Storage Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Life Storage Solutions trademarks "LIFE STORAGE" - boxes, cartons, storage containers, and packaging containers made of paper or cardboard - 10/31/2017
  • Carolina Linkages trademarks "CAROLINKS" - LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC INTERMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION - 06/17/2011




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Life Storage Solutions
    Carolina Linkages

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • This is what logistics sector startups expect from the FY19 Union Budget - This will be the first Budget after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, and the last for the current BJP-led NDA government before the general elections in ... and large transport companies - the warehousing sector, and third-party logistics ... (01/14/2018)
    • Govt intervenes, RRA releases Qurans to owners without charges - Rwanda Revenue Authority does not tax religious material but charges for storage of any goods in their warehouses. After the hand-over ... is the case with other religious-based organizations in general. Faith-based organizations fall within the RGB ... (01/13/2018)
    • JWD’s Board Declares Interim Dividend at THB 0.15/Share, XD Date: Tue, 23 Jan - general cargo warehousing, automotive storage and management and cold storage. We also experienced continued growths in terms of revenue and profit in the last quarter due to an acquisition of freight business and the selling of assets to a REIT. (01/12/2018)
    • City OKs fire safety variances for Dollar General - The Tennessee Fortune 200 company plans to break ground on an almost 1 million-square-foot warehouse and surrounding ... variances that allow Dollar General to place exit signs only at the exit doors of its storage and racking area and for the travel ... (01/12/2018)
    • Pittsburgh ranks No. 7 among U-Haul's growth cities - U-Haul opened a new facility in Lower Burrell in July. It consists of a 3,000-square-foot retail and showroom area, a 15,000-square-foot general warehouse and almost 70,000 square feet of climate-controlled self-storage units. (01/09/2018)
    • 5 Online Tools for a Better Self-Storage Customer Experience - Chris Humphrey is the founder and general manager of Easytruck Storage & Moving, which operates more than 700 mobile-storage units in 30,000 square feet of air-conditioned warehouse space, with three locations in Dubai. Chris and his wife, Natalie ... (01/05/2018)
    • Warehousing with Swiss precision - “Managing energy efficiency and small order fulfilment are two of the greatest challenges facing modern logistics operations, according to our research,” says Alain Kadoum, general ... warehousing innovation from Swisslog is PowerStore – a compact ... (01/04/2018)
    • Research and Markets: Global General Warehousing and Storage Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis - has announced the addition of the "Global General Warehousing and Storage Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis" report to their offering. The global general warehousing and storage industry experienced good growth over the last five ... (05/28/2013)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $147,353,811 on General Warehousing & Storage. It has awarded 1,143 contracts to 203 companies, with an average value of $725,881 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in General Warehousing & Storage to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Warehousing Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to General Warehousing & StorageOpportunity/Threat
    Marine Cargo Handling Competing industry
    Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload) Competing industry
    Moving Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Warehousing Services are less than those from General Warehousing & Storage. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehousing Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Warehousing Services Product Sales Report



    Warehouse Specialty Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to General Warehousing & StorageOpportunity/Threat
    Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload) Competing industry
    Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Warehouse Specialty Services are less than those from General Warehousing & Storage. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehouse Specialty Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Warehouse Specialty Services Product Sales Report



    Warehousing Services - Storage Of Goods
    Warehousing Services - Storage Of Goods Product Sales Report

    Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods
    Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods Product Sales Report

    Warehousing Services - Integrated Third-Part Logistics Serv
    Warehousing Services - Integrated Third-Part Logistics Serv Product Sales Report

    Trans Box & Pallet Gds No Clim-Ctrl, Except Intrmdl Tnk Cont, Rd, Tl
    Trans Box & Pallet Gds No Clim-Ctrl, Except Intrmdl Tnk Cont, Rd, Tl Product Sales Report

    Trans Box & Pallet Gd, No Clim-Ctrl, Except Intrmd Tnk Cont, Rd, Ltl
    Trans Box & Pallet Gd, No Clim-Ctrl, Except Intrmd Tnk Cont, Rd, Ltl Product Sales Report

    Drayage
    Drayage Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Private warehousing and storage, general merchandise, Warehousing (including foreign trade zones), General warehousing and storage, Bonded warehousing, Public warehousing and storage (except self storage), Warehousing and storage, etc.



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