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Warehousing & Storage in the UK: Market Research Report

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Warehousing & Storage Market Research Report | SIC H52.100 | Nov 2016

Growth in store: Increasing global demand is projected to expand industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Warehousing & Storage 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.

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Market Share of Companies
DHL Supply Chain Ltd DHL Supply Chain Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Warehousing and Storage industry provides its clients with storage facilities for a wide variety of goods. Although a large proportion of this is general merchandise, the industry also offers specialised storage of liquids and gases, agricultural commodities and refrigerated goods. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £14.2 billion. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and the industry has adapted to satisfy new consumer demands. Warehouses have developed into distribution centres, where goods can be finished, packed and held in preparation for final delivery. Many facilities also increasingly handle customer returns and waste management through reverse logistics... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The spread of industry establishments in the Warehousing and Storage industry is influenced by the distribution of economic activity, the location of trade terminals and logistics routes and the location of end markets for the products being stored.

The South East and the East of England

These regions are located near ports and well connected to road and rail transport networks. Operators are increasingly locating their warehouses away from major cities in response to community concerns about congestion and large lorries. This allows goods to be transported from major container ports, such as Felixstowe and Dover, on large highways to warehouses in heavy good vehicles without crossing congested cities. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Warehousing & Storage Industry?

This industry consists of businesses that operate storage facilities for all kinds of goods including general merchandise and refrigerated warehouses. The industry also stores goods in foreign trade zones.

Industry Products
Cold storageLiquid and gas storageGrain storageGeneral storageDistribution servicesOther storageDocument storage
Industry Activities
Storing goods for land transport activitiesStoring goods for air transport activitiesStoring goods for water transport activities

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