One of the major segments contributing to a rapidly growing logistics industry is the warehousing business. The growth in international trade coupled with the rise in containerization levels has led to high demand for warehouses. This creates tremendous opportunity for the private sector. The market, which is valued at USD 20 bn, is expected to grow due to the demand generated by importers and exporters for specialized services.
The report begins with an overview of the industry indicating market size, growth, current state of the market and the infrastructural resources available. The report highlights various types of warehouses, categorized on the basis of ownership and usage. An analysis of the various investment options available to players entering the market has been provided in order to assist new entrants.
The report covers the various initiatives taken by the government towards the development of warehousing sector including introduction of Single-tax Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime and Warehousing Act 2007, investments in logistics parks and free trade warehousing zones (FTWZs), and development of infrastructural facilities. The report identifies the key characteristics and trends including strong macroeconomic fundamentals, change in tax policy boosting warehouse outsourcing, significant investments by the logistics providers in warehousing segment, entry of realty players and large scale investments from private equity firms.
Competition section profiles major private and public players in the market. The section contains a snapshot of their corporation, future investment outlook as well as their financial performance, providing an insight into the existing competitive scenario.