Warehousing and Storage Services Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Warehousing and Storage Services market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Warehousing and Storage Services trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Warehousing and Storage Services Industry

The Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage Segment to Grow Significantly

  • The refrigerated warehousing and storage facilities deal with products that require refrigerated and controlled rooms for storage. It also refers to where perishable products are stored or kept at low temperatures. Most of these cold storage rooms or refrigerated warehouses are designed with properties that can keep the items within optimum conditions. Establishments in the refrigerated warehousing and storage industry provide services, such as tempering, blast freezing, and modified atmosphere storage services.
  • Refrigerated warehousing and storage are showing positive trends toward market growth, mainly in the pharma and food and beverage sectors. The Care Quality Commission recommends that insulins, antibiotic liquids, injections, eye drops, and some creams must be stored between 2ºC and 8ºC to maintain the effectiveness of the medicines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 117.45 million Americans used eye drops and eyewash in 2021. This figure is projected to increase to 118 .49 million in 2023. The increasing demand for liquid pharmaceutical products, especially after the pandemic, is expected to impact the market's growth positively.
  • Refrigerated storage is integral to Supply Chain Management (SCM) when transporting and storing temperature-sensitive products. New opportunities are also being created by bilateral free trade agreements, such as the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which allows vendors in the United States to increase the trading of perishable food products with minimal import duties. Such trade agreements favor the market's growth.
  • Considering the growing demand for cold storage warehouses, the vendors operating in the market continuously focus on expanding their footprint. For instance, according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), Lineage Logistics was the most extensive refrigerated warehousing and logistics provider in the North American region, with 42,526.06 thousand cubic meters of temperature-controlled space.
Warehousing and Storage Services Market: Major Refrigerated Warehousing and Logistics Providers (Top 5) by Capacity of Temperature-Controlled Space, in Million Cubic Meters, North America, 2021

North America is Expected to Hold a Major Share

  • Several factors also drive the warehousing and storage market in the North American region. An increase in logistics needs for storing raw materials and finished goods for distributors and retailers has been growing as manufacturing companies increasingly outsource warehousing services to focus on productional and operational expansions. Additionally, enhanced operational efficiency and cost savings encourage shippers to outsource the logistics portion of their activities to warehouse service providers.
  • The presence of retail and e-commerce giants, such as Amazon and Walmart contributes significantly to the region's demand for warehouse and storage services. According to Walmart, as of 2022, the company uses 31 dedicated e-commerce fulfillment centers and 4,700 stores within 10 miles of 90% of the U.S. population to fulfill online orders.
  • According to a survey of U.S. Amazon sellers, the three most significant pain points for sellers in upstream warehousing and distribution operations were complicated fee structures, high prices for storage, and insufficient storage capacity. To address these challenges, vendors are increasingly focusing on developing new business strategies to attract more customers. For instance, in September 2022, Amazon announced new services to enable sellers to use new, purpose-built facilities for bulk inventory storage and automated distribution.
  • With significant growth in the manufacturing, retail, and pharma units, the market shows potential growth in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. warehousing and storage industry's revenue increased to USD 50.49 million in 2021. With vendors continuously focusing on expanding their facilities, such trends are only expected to grow further.
  • Furthermore, the adoption rate of new warehouse and storage technologies is expected to remain high in the North American region as the region is among the early adopters of new technologies. Additionally, the required infrastructure heightened awareness, and availability of a skilled workforce are other significant factors supporting such trends.
Warehousing and Storage Services Market- Growth Rate by Region

Warehousing and Storage Services Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)