Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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

On track: Increasing freight volumes will continue to drive industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 the rail freight, water freight and air freight industries. Within cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the final stage 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 2015-16. 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... 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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