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Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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

By the truckload: Increasing freight volumes will continue to drive industry 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$52bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
193,561
Businesses
42,942
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 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. 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.9% over the 10 years through 2019-20. This is a higher rate than GDP growth in Australia over the same period, which is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.7%. This means that the Road Freight Transport industry is growing as a share of the overall economy. However, since the industry's services are well-established, technological change is low and the industry is undergoing consolidation, the Road Freight Transport industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle.

No significant new products have been launched onto the market since the introduction of B-double trailers in the early 1990s... 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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