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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Moving Services

Overview of the U.S. Moving Services 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 Moving Services: 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.

market size 2018
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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[PREMIUM]

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 Moving Services 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

Moving Services

Moving Of Other Goods Requiring Special Handling

Commercial Moving Services

Residential Moving Services

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

Warehousing Services

Handling Services For Goods

Storage Services For Goods

Packing Services For Goods

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 of Moving Services by state

Moving Services 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 Moving Services 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.

price index trends

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
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
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 Moving Services 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 Moving Services 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 Moving Services 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 Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 75%
Motor Vehicle Operators 60%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 60%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 53%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 5%
Material Moving Workers 12%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Moving Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Mid-West Moving & Storage trademarks "MIDWEST MOVING AND STORAGE INC." - Transportation of household goods of others; Trucking services - 10/31/2017
  • Asp trademarks "AACTION MOVERS" - Moving and storage of household or office goods; Furniture moving; Transport services - 08/22/2017
  • General Moving Carriers trademarks "GENERAL MOVING CARRIERS" - Moving and storage of goods - 06/27/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    United Van Lines
    Meathead Movers

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

    Latest Industry News

    • ‘Moving the needle’: Flagstaff Shelter Services housing program finds success - Michael Uribe, 36, struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. His struggle landed him in prison, convicted of multiple felonies, including armed robbery, and eventually, a homeless shelter in Phoenix. He did well for a while, even got a job, but he ended ... (01/09/2018)
    • Calix: Moving Into the Home & Subscriber Experience - PRAGUE 2017 -- Calix’s new technology, EXOS, is focused on bringing growth and management into smart home devices to focus more on the experience. Michel Langlois also talks about how important it is to have a rhetoric that consumers can relate and ... (01/08/2018)
    • Moving to Containers: Building with Docker and Amazon ECS - If you’ve ever considered moving part of your application stack to containers ... This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS). (01/06/2018)
    • Ensign Energy Services Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for ESI - In trading on Wednesday, shares of Ensign Energy Services Inc (TSX: ESI.TO) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $6.84, changing hands as high as $6.91 per share. Ensign Energy Services Inc shares are currently trading up about 3% on the day. (01/03/2018)
    • Shasta County Children’s Services programs moving downtown for easier access - Des Comer of Shasta discovered the difficulties of navigating between mental health services when her 14-year-old daughter had a crisis in 2015. After an ambulance ride to Shasta Regional Medical Center and a mental health evaluation, the hospital needed ... (01/03/2018)
    • Amazon and Salesforce are reportedly making 'significant progress' moving away from Oracle technology - Amazon is moving toward open-source technology called NoSQL ... But as more businesses have looked to move their data onto the cloud, Amazon's Web Services have emerged as the most popular option. While Amazon has long had gripes with Oracle, the growing ... (01/03/2018)
    • Shasta County children's services programs changing - To make accessing HHSA services as easy as possible for children and families, several programs that serve these clients will soon be moving. The move is scheduled to begin January 29 and services will resume on February 5th. During this period ... (01/02/2018)
    • Amazon and Salesforce are reportedly moving away from Oracle’s database – but it won’t be easy - In particular, Oracle Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison (pictured) and Amazon Web Services Inc. Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy have been publicly tossing barbs at each other for well over a year, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has ... (01/02/2018)
    • Craigslisters beware: Unregistered moving services face fines, impound in 2018 - A new law signed by Gov. Tom Wolf late last week makes it illegal to offer moving services without registering with the Public Utility Commission--and the state could seize the truck or van being used by the movers.( (12/28/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $74,437,176 on Moving Services. It has awarded 3,062 contracts to 398 companies, with an average value of $187,028 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 Moving Services 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.

    Commercial Moving Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Moving ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry

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

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

    Since sales from Moving Services are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Warehousing Services, companies in the Moving Services industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Warehousing 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

    Drayage Product Sales Report

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

    Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items
    Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items 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:
    Furniture moving, used, Trucking used household, office, or institutional furniture and equipment, Used household and office goods moving, Motor freight carrier, used household goods, Van lines, moving and storage services, etc.

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