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Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4610 | Jul 2015

On track: Increasing freight volumes will continue to drive industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$52bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
259,508
Businesses
41,097
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 the rail freight, water freight and air freight industries. Within cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the final stage 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. Businesses hold less stock prior to an economic downturn, and for a period afterwards, which reduces 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 categories are intrastate, interstate and urban. The industry is by definition mobile, so operators respond quickly to changes in demand from different segments. However, the types of vehicles involved in certain routes and infrastructure limitations can slightly restrict mobility.

Intrastate services

Intrastate transport provides 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?

Companies in this industry primarily transport freight by road. The industry also includes delivery services via road, excluding couriers. In-house uses of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction are excluded.

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


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