Hong Kong Self-storage Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Hong Kong Self-storage Market is Segmented by End User (Personal, Business).

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 10 %

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Market Overview

The Hong Kong Self-storage market is expected to witness a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period 2021 - 2026. The growth can be attributed to the increasing difficulty in finding spaces for commerce. Moreover, in Hong Kong, people live in small, expensive flats and generally lack space to store their items like old books and clothes. Hence, the self-storage industry has rapidly expanded since the first facility opened in 2001.

  • This has led to several mergers and acquisitions as well. InfraRed NF Investment Advisers acquired a 90% shareholding in RedBox Storage for USD 50 million, intending to create the leading self-storage platform in Hong Kong.
  • However, the industry is expected to be affected by inadequate technological development. Though the number of facilities in Hong Kong outnumbers the total on the mainland, most major self-storage companies are still not equipped with a digital key available.
  • There is going to be a significant impact on the growing self -storage industry of the region. The investors might find it challenging to get additional capital from financial institutions to expand their facilities in the near future. However, the market is expected to experience a strong demand on account of employees who would need extra space as they work from home and students who would need space to store their essentials after being asked to vacate their campuses.

Scope of the Report

The self-storage market is gaining pace in Hong Kong in the past two decades. Corporates are increasingly using self-storage facilities in Hong Kong, where finding sufficient office space can be a tricky proposition. The market is segmented based on end user.

End User
Personal
Business

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Key Market Trends

Lack of Space for Office and Commerce is Expected to Boost Demand

  • The rising costs of office spaces in Hong Kong are one of the primary drivers of the market. CBRE Group Inc., an American commercial real estate firm, surveyed the rising cost of leasing prime office space across the world in 2019, and Hong Kong Central, at USD 322 per sq ft per year, topped the list.
  • The expansion of e-commerce and the opening of smaller e-shops is also expected to act as a significant growth driver for the market. Larger e-commerce firms are increasingly using third-party logistic services due to lack of space. Further, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, e-commerce is expected to account for 6.1% of total retail sales by 2021.
  • The growing demand from business has led to the entry of firms like Storeganise, a white-labeled platform that has expertise in converting traditional storage companies into high-tech on-demand valet storage services. This is expected to usher in the much needed technological overhaul that this industry needs in Hong Kong.
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Increasing Population Density and Rising Consumerism is one of the Drivers of the Market

  • Hong Kong has experienced high residential prices and smaller unit sizes. This, combined with high-income levels for a certain section of the population and a consumption-driven society, is generating considerable demand for self-storage. According to a report by the New York Times, a home in Hong Kong costs more than 20 times the median salary of the people.
  • Additionally, according to a survey conducted by Greenpeace, Hong Kong ranked at the top or second in 10 out of 12 indicators that confirmed a tendency to excessively spend on material goods due to an unhealthy reliance on shopping.
  • Moreover, the lack of spaces to lives has led to a higher demand for public housing. According to the Housing Authority for public rental housing (PRH) at the end-December 2019, the number of pending applications was about 151,900, and the average waiting time is about five years. These issues have been at the forefront of previous protests like Occupy Central or the Umbrella Movement that shut down parts of the city for weeks.
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Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape of the market studied is extremely fragmented, with more than 90 operators handling about 415 odd facilities in the region. The growing need for self-storage facilities is expected to aid new players to enter the market. Some of the recent developments in the market are as follows:-

  • July 2019 - Blackstone sold its Hong Kong self-storage business to Hanison Construction for USD 94 million. The acquisition provides Hanison with three additional properties used by the storage business.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Population Density is the Key Driver of the Market

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Enough Space to Build Self-storage Facilities is one of the Restraints of the Market

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 End User

      1. 5.1.1 Personal

      2. 5.1.2 Business

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Storefriendly

      2. 6.1.2 Cube Self Storage

      3. 6.1.3 Apple Storage

      4. 6.1.4 SC Storage

      5. 6.1.5 IN N OUT STORAGE

      6. 6.1.6 Hongkong Storage

      7. 6.1.7 Bluedoor Storage

      8. 6.1.8 Easy Storage

      9. 6.1.9 BB Mini Storage

      10. 6.1.10 Minibox Storage

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  8. 8. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Hong Kong Self-Storage Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Hong Kong Self-Storage Market is growing at a CAGR of 10% over the next 5 years.

Storefriendly, SC Storage, Apple Storage, Cube Self Storage, IN N OUT STORAGE are the major companies operating in Hong Kong Self-Storage Market .

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