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Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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

By the truckload: Increasing freight volumes have been driving 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
$54bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.9%
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 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 displays a low market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for less than 15% of industry revenue in 2014-15. 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 through the whole supply chain and in infrastructure ownership, despite their relatively low market shares. Significantly, their market concentration tends to increase when industry revenue growth slows, as in 2008-09 and 2009-10... 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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