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Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4610 | Apr 2016

Keep on trucking: The industry's variety of major markets has supported 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
Revenue
$40bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
146,114
Businesses
40,879
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 rail, water and air freight industries. In cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the final stage of delivery. The industry's major markets span 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 and following economic downturns, which reduces demand for transporting goods.

Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $40.1... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Road Freight Transport industry is in the mature phase of its economic life cycle. The industry's services are well-established, technological change is moderate at best and the industry is undergoing consolidation. No significant new products have been launched onto the market since the introduction of B-double trailers in the early 1990s. Road infrastructure significantly limits any increase in truck and trailer sizes.

Operators have introduced new technology for the monitoring and tracking of goods in transit, such as fleet telematics. This has enabled the major players to more efficiently allocate resources and improve profitability. There has also been significant investment in the development of new distribution hubs... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Road Freight Transport Industry?

Industry operators primarily transport freight by road. The industry also includes delivery road services, excluding couriers. In-house use of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Interstate servicesIntrastate servicesUrban services
 
Industry Activities
Road freight transport servicesRoad delivery servicesDriver-operated truck hire


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