Posts Tagged ‘Global Relocation Trends’

Facts and Industry Statistics: Part One

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

U.S. domestic transfers: Relocation statistics

Worldwide ERC members represent the large majority of organizations that manage significant relocation programs. 2009 U.S. domestic relocation statistics: 

  • $25 Billion: amount spent annually in U.S. on corporate relocation
  • $15 Billion: amount spent annually in U.S. on corporate relocation by Worldwide ERC® member corporations
  • $16,110,641: average annual amount each company spends to transfer its employees.
  • 287,000: annual number of U.S. domestic transfers from Worldwide ERC® member companies
  • Of the 287,000, approximately 1/3 are new hires (94,710) and 2/3 are current employees (192,290).
  • Of the 287,000, approximately 50% are homeowners and 50% are renters.

Costs of U.S. domestic transfers*:

Current Employee Homeowner          $90,017
New Hire Homeowner                       $66,610
Current Employee Renter                  $20,750
New Hire Renter                              $17,877
Based on 2009 data

U.S. domestic transfers: Cost of shipping household goods:

2009 – $11,900

2007 – $11,680
2006 – $10,342
2005 – $9,514
2004 – $10,387
2003 – $9,745
2002 – $9,658

These costs vary by family size (bigger families typically have more household good to move) and homeowner status (homeowners typically have more household goods vs. renters).

Survey spots more Global Relocation Trends…

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The latest global relocation trends survey report from Brookfield GRS makes interesting reading for those managing assignees in Brazil, China, India or Russia. The following extracts are taken from it.

When asked to identify the three countries that were emerging as new assignment locations, 15% of respondents ranked China as the most common new destination, followed by India (13%), and Russia (6%). These three countries also were the top three destinations in last year’s report. Furthermore, with only one exception in the history of this survey (when it was ranked in second place), China always has been the most commonly cited emerging destination.
When asked which three countries produced the greatest assignment difficulties for international assignment programme managers, China was cited by 23% of respondents, followed by India (15%), Russia (10%), the US (6%), and Brazil (5%). China, India, Brazil and the US have been among the top six destinations that presented the greatest challenges to program managers since the 2003/4 report, and China has always been cited as the most challenging.
When asked which three countries produced the greatest assignment difficulties for expatriates, China was cited by 20% of respondents, followed by India (15%), Russia (9%), Brazil (4%), and the US (3%). For the fourth consecutive year, the US has appeared on this listing as a leading ‘challenge’ destination, a designation it never held before the 2003/4 report. China, India, and Japan always have been among the top seven destinations that presented the greatest assignment challenges. Finally, with one exception (when it was ranked in second place), China has always been cited as the most challenging destination for expatriates).

Top of the Spots: Global Relocation Trends

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Unipack relocates businesses to countries all over the world. As a result, the company is well placed to monitor global relocation trends among its clients and spot the top European and non-European destinations for companies with relocating employees. So which countries are top of the spots for 2010?

Top 10 Non European Destinations 2010

1. (1-) USA
2. (2-) CHINA
3. (4>) SINGAPORE
4. (8>) BRAZIL
5. (7>) CANADA
6. (3<) AUSTRALIA
7. (5<) UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
8. (6<) INDIA
9. (9-) JAPAN
10. (12>) SOUTH KOREA

Top 10 European Destinations 2010

1. (3>) GERMANY
2. (1<) UNITED KINGDOM
3. (2<) FRANCE
4. (4-) SWITZERLAND
5. (5) SPAIN
6. (7>) BELGIUM
7. (6<) RUSSIA
8. (8-) NETHERLANDS
9. (9-) HUNGARY
10. (14>) ITALY
*Source ISIS Interdean statistics
( ) position during previous year

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For more information on global relocation and all of the hot spots this year, visit: https://unipack.net/