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Warehouse Building Stock Database (Quarterly Updated)

An on-going analysis and model of warehouse buildings, footprint, and labor globally.

“Lockdowns and social distancing measures implemented to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic caused a wholesale disruption of traditional brick-and-mortar retail. In less than a year, US e-commerce penetration rose from ~10% of all retail sales in late 2019 to roughly 15% by the end of 2020. With global e-commerce online sales projected to more than double over the next five years, 28,500 warehouses will be added to the global stock. A significant portion of these new warehouses will be direct-to-consumer fulfillment centers necessitating significant labor and automation investments.”

IA’s Warehouse Building Stock Database is the ONLY report on the market that estimates warehouse counts, footprint, sizes, and labor demand as a single, consistent and global dataset. We’ve consolidated and analyzed data points from government sources, public company filings, and industry sources into a model that provides detailed and credible warehouse estimates – all regularly updated to incorporate new information, outlooks, and segmentations.

What's in the report?

  • Extensive data sets based on 40+ hours of primary research interviews and data from national manufacturing surveys
  • Extensive Excel database of warehouse data and forecasts in user-selectable pivot table format
  • Power BI dashboard – our web-based and downloadable data visualization tool to support your business intelligence