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

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    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.

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