Packed up: Steady economic expansion will support industry revenue growth

The Moving Services industry in Canada, which provides relocation services to households, governments and commercial clients, has experienced modest growth over the five years to 2019. While steady economic expansion has supported revenue growth, declines in total corporate profit and volatile oil prices have limited commercial demand for industry services. Moving services are typically considered discretionary purchases, as private consumers have the option of renting vehicles on their own or seeking alternative methods of transportation. Therefore, demand for industry services has been supported by a rise in per capita disposable more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Performance will depend on the level of housing formation and overall macroeconomic recovery
  • The expansion of the housing market has positively affected operators
  • The industry will benefit from increased commercial real estate activity
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are no regulatory requirements that prevent companies from entering this industry. However, there are several health, safety and environmental laws to which companies must adhere once they have entered the industry. These regulations are constantly evolving and the costs associated with meeting them are mildly prohibitive of industry entry. Generally speaking, there are also no resource constraints on capital equipment or land. Access to fuel is also unfettered, but the volatile price can exert downward pressure on profit. As a result, the availability and price of fuel presents a minor barrier to entry for prospective companies...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Moving Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Moving Services Industry are

  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Economies of scale
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Corporate profit in the Moving Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Moving Services Industry?

    This industry provides moving and relocation services, including trucking and shipping of household, institutional and commercial goods.

    Industry Products
  • Residential moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Industry Activities
  • Furniture moving services
  • Office furniture moving services
  • Office or institutional moving services
  • Packing household goods
  • Household goods storage
  • Artwork moving services
  • Truck transportation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of businesses

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising downstream demand
  • Consolidation
  • Potential risks
  • Table: Moving Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Moving Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing in Canada
  • Furniture Stores in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Residential moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Other
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Chart: Moving Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from households
  • Demand from businesses

  • Major Markets
  • Household consumers
  • Corporate customers
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Moving Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Moving Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Moving Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AMJ Campbell International, Atlas Van Lines Canada, Sirva Inc.,
  • Table: AMJ Campbell International - financial performance
  • Table: Atlas Van Lines Canada - financial performance
  • Table: Sirva Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Moving Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Moving Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Housing starts (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The transportation of goods over a short distance via ground freight, often as part of a longer move.
  • Transport Canada
  • The federal agency that regulates interprovincial transportation.
  • Uncrating
  • Removing furniture and goods from packaged crates and boxes.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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