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Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4610 | Apr 2016

Keep on trucking: The industry's variety of major markets has supported revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$40bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
146,114
Businesses
40,879
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road Freight Transport industry dominates the Australian non-bulk freight market, leveraging advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability. The industry's largest vehicles transport goods between and across states, competing successfully with rail, water and air freight industries. In cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the final stage of delivery. The industry's major markets span the entire economy and demand for road freight transport services is a lead indicator for changes in economic growth. Businesses hold less stock prior to and following economic downturns, which reduces demand for transporting goods.

Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $40.1... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The major products and services offered by the industry are categorised primarily by route: intrastate, interstate and urban. The industry is mobile, so operators respond quickly to changes in demand from different segments. However, the types of vehicles involved in certain routes, combined with infrastructure limitations, can restrict mobility.

Intrastate services

Intrastate transport providers offer road freight services within a state. This excludes transport within capital cities but includes routes between capital cities and regional areas. The large distances involved mean that larger articulated and rigid trucks provide many of these services... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Road Freight Transport Industry?

Industry operators primarily transport freight by road. The industry also includes delivery road services, excluding couriers. In-house use of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Interstate servicesIntrastate servicesUrban services
 
Industry Activities
Road freight transport servicesRoad delivery servicesDriver-operated truck hire


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