Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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

By the truckload: Increasing freight volumes have been driving industry revenue 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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 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

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The Road Freight Transport industry provides the primary mode of transport for non-bulk freight in Australia. The industry dominates the transport and storage sector in terms of revenue and employment. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.6%. This strong performance includes growth of 3.0% in 2014-15, to total $52.9 billion. The Road Freight Transport industry is a critical component in increasingly complex supply chains, providing quick and reliable door-to-door delivery nationwide. The industry provides services to various clients, notably to a range of manufacturing industries. This diversification means that industry revenue is less volatile than major market revenue... 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 servicesCapital city services
Industry Activities
Road freight transport servicesRoad delivery servicesDriver-operated truck hire

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