Warehousing and storage refer to the act of storing items that will be sold or distributed later as well as the act of storing physical commodities or inventory in a warehouse and storage facilities for bonded merchandise, general merchandise, refrigerated goods, and other warehouse products.
The main types in the warehousing and storage market are general warehousing and storage; refrigerated warehousing and storage; specialised warehousing and storage; and farm product warehousing and storage. General warehousing and storage involve storing, assorting, and stocking the goods. The market is segmented by ownership into private warehouses, public warehouses, and bonded warehouses and by end-use into the retail industry, manufacturing industry, consumer goods industry, food and beverage industry, healthcare industry, and others.
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The global warehousing and storage market grew from $660.39 billion in 2022 to $714.79 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The warehousing and storage market is expected to grow to $950.68 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 7.4%.
Many warehousing and storage companies are using big data analytics as a tool to plan and optimise warehouse operations. Big data analytics refers to the process of examining large sets of data to obtain useful information such as hidden patterns, market trends, unknown correlations, and customer preferences. Big data analyses the location, capacity, and flexibility of warehouses to predict customer requirements. It helps with improving warehouse planning and replenishment and creating lean supply chains with sophisticated inventory systems. This maximises workflow, improves floor utilization, and increases operational efficiencies and ROI. For example, The Clemens Group, a food services provider, uses big data forklift fleet management software to track vehicle impacts, operator productivity, and equipment utilisation on forklifts in the warehouse. EastPack, one of the largest kiwifruit packing houses in New Zealand, uses big data from real-time location systems to minimise supply chain errors and inventory issues. Major companies using big data analytics in warehousing include Deutsche Post, DHL Group, United Parcel Service, and Kuehne + Nagel.
Major companies in the warehousing and storage market include Deutsche Post AG, Nippon Express Co. Ltd., Glencore International, XPO Logistics Inc., Bunge Limited, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Prologis Inc., Owens & Minor Inc., Ceva Logistics AG, and Mitsui.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the warehousing and storage market in 2022. North America was the second largest region in the warehousing and storage market. The regions covered in the warehousing and storage market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, and Africa.
The countries covered in the warehousing and storage market are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
The warehousing and storage market includes revenues earned by entities by storing goods for smooth distribution, ensuring the supply chain of goods, managing inventory, and enhancing customer satisfaction. The market value includes the value of related goods sold by the service provider or included within the service offering. Only goods and services traded between entities or sold to end consumers are included.
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
The global warehousing and storage market is segmented -
1) By Type: General Warehousing And Storage, Refrigerated Warehousing And Storage, Specialized Warehousing And Storage, Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
2) By End-Use: Retail Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Consumer Goods Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Healthcare Industry, Other End Users
3) By Ownership: Private Warehouses, Public Warehouses, Bonded Warehouses
Subsegments Covered:, Cold Storage, Frozen Storage, Automobile Dead Storage, Bulk Petroleum And Chemical Storage, Document Storage And Warehousing, Whiskey Warehousing, Other Specialized Warehousing And Storage