India is set to observe funds close to Rs 50,000 crore for in making of warehousing services across the country among 2018 and 2020.
Two major changes that have formed an important development forecast in warehousing are the execution of GST in India and creating a unified taxation, and the fast development of e-commerce necessitating the building of large scale warehousing across different locations.
Marginal locations of:
Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities are predicted to be the main beneficiaries of the new wave of expansion in warehousing.
Of all the categories, warehousing will be witnessing the peak investment of over Rs 35,000 crore in the next 3 years, typically in creating storage amenities for:
Retail and Consumer Goods, while Cold Storage and Agricultural Warehousing will see about Rs 7,500 crore investments.
Container Storage would be attracting around Rs 500 crore during the same period.
In general, an increase in e-commerce and a limitation turnaround time for delivery have necessitated a sharp growth in warehousing in the country. Apart from E-Commerce, the next big sector of spaces will be the Electronic and White Goods that rule important warehousing spaces in urban and semi-urban locations.
These are also sectors that, despite their incremental necessities in warehousing, are averse to owning the vital place, hence typically reliant on third-party warehousing facilities. It is expected that A and B warehousing stock will grow at a CAGR of 21% year-on-year taking the total tally of warehouse space in India to 247 million sq ft by the end of 2020 almost doubling the current warehousing stock of 139.8 million sq ft in 2017.
India Analysis of 6 Hours Distribution Potential and Composite Logistics Score Index estimating the prospective of different locations as strong warehousing nodes in the future, aside of the Metropolitan and Tier 1 locations:
Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Surat, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ranchi, Ludhiana, Ambala, Nasik, and Jaipur have emerged as the top sympathetic for the main warehousing spoke locations in the country.
Among the Tier 2 cities have exposed strong development uniqueness that will allow them to emerge as warehousing hubs. These cities are tactically sited to be in proximity to other major markets and allow transportation to happen to their feeder locations in less than 6 hours.
Further, these cities offer sympathetic policies for set up of businesses and have high manufacturing potential.