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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
DHL Supply Chain Ltd DHL Supply Chain Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£14bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.8%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
117,134
Businesses
3,009
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is currently in the mature phase of its life cycle. The mature phase marks the point where an industry's products and services have achieved widespread acceptance, which applies to many operators in this industry. Trends in enterprise and establishment numbers are also indicative of this stage of the life cycle, with expansion by acquisition the name of the game if companies want to build scale.

New technology is helping to improve the way in which industry services are offered. Many warehouses now include barcode scanners, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking systems, automated picking systems or voice operated picking systems. 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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