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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 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
Revenue
$54bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are low, with entry into the general freight market possible for as little as the cost of a second-hand light commercial vehicle. Competition among players after entry provides the largest industry barrier. Small operators are required to develop strategic links with larger operators or freight forwarders. Operators tend to target specific areas or types of work, yet the non-specialised nature of the vehicles used means they are able to accept casual business. The industry is highly competitive with low profit margins traditionally among smaller operators. While large operators have introduced fuel levies to protect themselves, increased fuel costs mean many small operators are making a loss... 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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