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Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 leading 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 expected to grow at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to $41.5 billion... purchase to read more

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The Road Freight Transport industry displays a low market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for just over 15% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Concentration varies among markets and product segments according to the type of product hauled, geographic location and the type of equipment used.

While market share concentration is low, market power in the industry is highly concentrated. The major companies have significant market power throughout the supply chain and in infrastructure ownership, despite their relatively low market shares. Bigger companies hold the majority of the larger, more lucrative contracts, increasing their market power... 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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