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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 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
Revenue
$51bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
192,622
Businesses
42,942
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road Freight Transport industry leverages advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability to dominate the Australian market for non-bulk freight. 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 so-called ‘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 and this reduces demand for the transport of goods... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity, with $0.18 spent on capital for every dollar spent on wages. Wages are the industry's largest expense at 24.2% of revenue in 2013-14. The use of subcontracting within the industry and the high number of owner-operators suppress the true level of labour intensity.

Revenue is generated on a trip basis based on distance and it is not uncommon for interstate trucks to travel 300,000 kilometres per year. Although prices vary depending on the size and nature of trucks, a light commercial vehicle can be purchased for less than $1,000. A new prime mover starts from $110,000 and increases rapidly in price. Larger operators have increased capital costs by investing in storage and maintenance facilities and yards to store their vehicles... 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 Road delivery servicesTruck hire with operator


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