Self-Storage Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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Over the next five years, the Self-Storage Services in Australia industry is expected to increasingly rely on specialised storage options to maintain growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Self-Storage Services industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Operators have begun to add specialised storage options such as wine storage, firearms storage and high-security storage.

Over the past five years, the Self-Storage Services industry has been supported by steady demand from Australian consumers, especially those relocating for short-term purposes such as employment or study. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Ryan Lin, “The industry has also grown steadily thanks to the lack of feasible substitutes for self-storage services, with consumers turning to industry operators to store larger items such as furniture or automobiles for later use.” As a result, over the five years through 2013-14, the Self-Storage Services industry is expected to grow at an annualised 1.8%. Profitability for the industry has also grown over the past five years as operators have aimed to reduce costs. IBISWorld expects that the industry is undergoing a phase of divesting non-core physical assets, and is selling previously acquired property and land to investment funds in order to focus more on the management of storage facilities. In 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to increase by 2.3% to total $741.1 million as low interest rates and high consumer confidence support growing industry demand.

Over recent years, industry operators have begun to increase their range of services, with the addition of specialised storage options such as wine storage, firearms storage and high-security storage options. “These higher value service options are likely a result of cost reductions made by industry operators, allowing them to focus more of their assets towards the provision of value added services to attract and maintain a wider consumer base,” says Lin. The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. Major players include Kennards Self Storage Pty Limited, Storage King Management Pty Ltd and National Storage Pty Ltd.

Aided by steady demand and growing service options, the Self-Storage Services industry is expected to continue to record strong profits. Large industry operators are expected to continue in their pursuit of acquisitions in an effort to build greater economies of scale. As a result, cost cuts by larger industry players will persist. Despite these favourable conditions, competitive pressure is forecast to build up as competition becomes increasingly geared towards price, especially for generic self-storage options.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Self-Storage Services report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Businesses in this industry provide facilities and services that allow consumers to store their own goods.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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