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Self-Storage & Moving Services

Self-Storage & Moving Services

Self-storage and moving services demand is forecast to grow above 4% annually through 2020, reaching over $70 billion. Growth will be supported by more Americans and businesses relocating as the country continues its slow recovery from the recession.

Six Types of Service Covered
The self-storage and moving services industry is divided amongst a handful of key constituents, each characterized by their own set of advantages, constraints, and industry players. Self-storage is expected to have the strongest growth per year through the forecast. Gains will be driven by the mobile storage market, a small but prospering sector.

South and West Regions
As a result of a number of factors, including economic growth, population growth, and mobility trends, the South and West regions will remain the largest outlets for self-storage and moving services through the forecast, accounting for over 65% of the demand.

Industry Players Vary by Service
The breakdown of participants in the self-storage and moving services industry is dependent on the service. While the largest firms occupy only a small percentage of the self-storage and full-service moving markets, the top four DIY moving truck rental service companies occupy nearly 50% of the market.

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the self-storage and moving services market, including key trends in each service type and region as a result of a variety of socioeconomic factors. Historical data is provided for 2005, 2010, and 2015 with forecasts for 2020 and 2025, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data is provided in both billion dollars as well as employment and establishments for each service. Additionally, data is provided for the square footage of rentable space in the self-storage market. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares, including AMERCO(U-Haul), Atlas World Group, Avis Budget Group, CubeSmart, Extra Space, Mobile Mini, Penske, PODS Enterprises, Public Storage, SIRVA, Sovran Self Storage, and UniGroup.

Services covered within the scope of this report include:
Fixed Self-Storage
Mobile Self-Storage
Climate-Controlled Self-Storage
Not Climate-Controlled Self-Storage
Full-Service Moving
DIY Moving Truck Rental

Regions covered in this study include:
Northeast (New England and Middle Atlantic)
Midwest (East North Central and West North Central)
South (South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central)
West (Mountain and Pacific)


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICE REVENUE
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION INDICATORS
      • Population
      • Households
    • Personal Income & Expenditures
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • New Housing Indicators
      • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Housing Stock
      • Table HOUSING STOCK INDICATORS
    • Regulations
  • SERVICES
    • General
      • Table SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
      • Table CHART III-1 SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES BY TYPE, 2015
    • Self-Storage
      • Table SELF-STORAGE SERVICES
      • Locations
        • Table SELF-STORAGE SERVICES BY LOCATIONS
        • Table CHART III-2 SELF-STORAGE REVENUE BY LOCATION, 2005-2015
        • Table CHART III-3 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF FIXED STORAGE
        • Table FIXED SELF-STORAGE SERVICES
        • Table CHART III-4 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF MOBILE STORAGE
        • Table MOBILE SELF-STORAGE SERVICES
      • Type
        • Table SELF-STORAGE SERVICES BY TYPE
        • Table CHART III-5 CLIMATE-CONTROLLED v. NOT CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE REVENUE, 2005-2025
        • Table CHART III-6 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE
        • Table CLIMATE-CONTROLLED SELF-STORAGE SERVICES
        • Table CHART III-7 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF NOT CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE
        • Table NOT CLIMATE-CONTROLLED SELF-STORAGE SERVICES
      • Service Providers
        • Table SELECTED SELF-STORAGE SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • Market Share
        • Table CHART III-8 SELF-STORAGE SERVICES MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Full-Service Moving
      • Table FULL-SERVICE MOVING SERVICES
      • Table CHART III-9 FULL-SERVICE MOVING TRENDS, 2005-2015
      • Service Providers
        • Table SELECTED FULL-SERVICE MOVING SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • Market Share
        • Table CHART III-10 FULL-SERVICE MOVING MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • DIY Moving Truck Rental
      • Table DIY MOVING TRUCK RENTAL SERVICES
      • Table CHART III-11 DIY MOVING TRUCK RENTAL TRENDS, 2005-2015
      • Service Providers
        • Table SELECTED DIY MOVING TRUCK RENTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • Market Share
        • Table CHART III-12 DIY MOVING TRUCK RENTAL SERVICES MARKET SHARE, 2015
  • REGIONS
    • General
      • Table SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART IV-1 SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES DEMAND BY REGION, 2015
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Housing Outlook
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional Homeownership & Vacancy Rates
      • Table HOMEOWNERSHIP & VACANCY RATES
      • Table CHART IV-2 HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY REGION, 2005-2015
    • Regional Mobility Trends & Migration Flow
      • Table REGIONAL MOBILITY TRENDS & MIGRATION FLOW
      • Table CHART IV-3 SHARE OF POPULATION MOVING BY REGION, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART IV-4 REGIONAL NET MIGRATION, 2005-2015
    • Northeast
      • Table NORTHEAST: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING REVENUE BY SUBREGION & SERVICE
      • Table NORTHEAST: MAJOR MILITARY BASES BY STATE
      • New England
        • Table NEW ENGLAND: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-5 NEW ENGLAND: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
      • Middle Atlantic
        • Table MIDDLE ATLANTIC: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-6 MIDDLE ATLANTIC: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
    • Midwest
      • Table MIDWEST: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING REVENUE BY SUBREGION & SERVICE
      • Table MIDWEST: MAJOR MILITARY BASES BY STATE
      • East North Central
        • Table EAST NORTH CENTRAL: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-7 EAST NORTH CENTRAL: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
      • West North Central
        • Table WEST NORTH CENTRAL: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-8 WEST NORTH CENTRAL: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
    • South
      • Table SOUTH: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING REVENUE BY SUBREGION & SERVICE
      • Table SOUTH: MAJOR MILITARY BASES BY STATE
      • South Atlantic
        • Table SOUTH ATLANTIC: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-9 SOUTH ATLANTIC: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
      • East South Central
        • Table EAST SOUTH CENTRAL: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-10 EAST SOUTH CENTRAL: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
      • West South Central
        • Table WEST SOUTH CENTRAL: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-11 WEST SOUTH CENTRAL: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
    • West
      • Table WEST: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING REVENUE BY SUBREGION & SERVICE
      • Table WEST: MAJOR MILITARY BASES BY STATE
      • Mountain
        • Table MOUNTAIN: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-12 MOUNTAIN: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
      • Pacific
        • Table PACIFIC: SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES
        • Table CHART IV-13 PACIFIC: HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY STATE, 2005-2015
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICE REVENUES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART V-1 SELF-STORAGE & MOVING SERVICES MARKET SHARE, 2015
      • U-Haul
      • Public Storage
      • SIRVA
      • UniGroup
      • Atlas World Group
      • Extra Space
      • Avis Budget Group
    • Marketing
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Company Profiles
      • AMERCO
      • American Red Ball Transit Company Incorporated
        • Table AMERICAN RED BALL'S US MOVING AGENT LOCATIONS
      • ArcBest Corporation
        • Table ABF MOVING'S US SERVICE CENTERS
      • Arpin Group Incorporated
        • Table ARPIN VAN LINES' US MOVING AGENT LOCATIONS
      • Atlas World Group Incorporated
      • Avis Budget Group Incorporated
        • Table BUDGET TRUCK RENTAL'S RENTAL OFFICE LOCATIONS
      • CubeSmart
        • Table CUBESMART'S OWNED SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES
      • Derrel's Mini Storage Incorporated
      • Door to Door Storage Incorporated
        • Table DOOR TO DOOR STORAGES' FACILITIES
      • Enterprise Holdings Incorporated
        • Table ENTERPRISE TRUCK RENTAL'S US BRANCH LOCATIONS
      • Extra Space Storage Incorporated
        • Table EXTRA SPACE STORAGES' OWNED & MANAGED FACILITIES
      • Graebel Van Lines Incorporated
        • Table GRAEBEL VAN LINES' SERVICE OFFICES
      • Havener Enterprises Incorporated
      • Mobile Mini Incorporated
        • Table MOBILE MINI'S MOBILE STORAGE LOCATIONS
      • National Storage Affiliates Trust
        • Table NSA'S SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES
      • National Van Lines Incorporated
      • Penske Corporation Incorporated
        • Table PENSKE TRUCK LEASING'S RENTAL OFFICE LOCATIONS
      • PODS Enterprises LLC
        • Table PODS ENTERPRISES' US STORAGE & MOVING CENTERS
      • Public Storage
        • Table PUBLIC STORAGE'S SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES
      • Ryder System Incorporated
      • Simply Storage Management LLC
        • Table SIMPLY SELF STORAGE'S US FACILITIES
      • SIRVA Incorporated
        • Table SMARTBOX SOLUTIONS' FRANCHISED LOCATIONS
      • Sovran Self Storage Incorporated
        • Table SOVRAN SELF STORAGE'S FACILITIES
      • Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Incorporated
      • TKG StorageMart Partners LP
        • Table STORAGEMART'S US & CANADIAN FACILITIES
      • UniGroup Incorporated
        • Table UNITED VAN LINES' AGENT LOCATIONS
        • Table MAYFLOWER TRANSIT'S AGENT LOCATIONS
        • Table UNITED MAYFLOWER CONTAINER SERVICES' AGENT LOCATIONS
      • Westport Properties Incorporated
      • Wheaton Van Lines Incorporated
      • William Warren Group Incorporated
      • WP Carey Incorporated
        • Table CPA 18-GLOBAL'S US LOCATIONS

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