Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4610 | Apr 2014

Road to success: Increased demand for freight transport drives industry growth

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road Freight Transport industry dominates the Australian market for non-bulk freight, leveraging advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability. The industry's largest vehicles transport goods between and around states, competing successfully with the rail freight, water freight and airfreight industries. Within cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the ‘last mile' of delivery. The industry's major markets are diversified across the entire economy and demand for road freight transport services is a lead indicator for changes in economic growth. Leading into an economic downturn and for a period afterwards, businesses hold less stock, reducing demand for the transport of goods... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The major products and services offered by the industry are categorised primarily by route. The industry is by definition mobile, so industry operators respond quickly to changes in demand from different segments.

Interstate services

The interstate services segment is expected to grow the most rapidly over the five years through 2013-14. The ports of Melbourne and Sydney are entry points for much of Australia's container freight. Non-bulk imports are then trucked between population centres on the eastern seaboard and, to a lesser extent, the west. The industry's largest vehicles are used in interstate transfers, often travelling between distribution centres on the outskirts of capital cities... purchase to read more


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What is the Road Freight Transport Industry?

Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in transporting freight by road. The industry also includes delivery services via road (excluding couriers), but excludes the in-house uses of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction.

Industry Products
Interstate servicesIntrastate servicesCapital city services
Industry Activities
Road freight transport servicesRoad delivery servicesTruck hire with operator

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