AMSA Releases Their Industry Trends Report

Household goods shipment volume saw a slight increase in 2011, according to the recently released American Moving & Storage Association’s Industry Trends report. Total household goods traffic was up 1% from 2010, which is less than the increase of 5% the previous year, but it reflects a   continuation of the upward growth. Corporate shipments continue to lead the way, up 6.6% over 2010.

Northern residents are moving south and west, according to the report. Residents are leaving states such as New York, New Jersey and Michigan. However, Texas, Florida, California, Colorado and North Carolina all saw significant inbound moves.

New home sales in the first quarter of 2012 increased 16% over the first quarter of 2011. The cost of the home factors into the buyer’s decision to hire a professional mover, with higher-cost homes being more likely to see a moving van parked out front.

For the full 16-page report, containing a range of useful industry moving data, visit