Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Forwarding Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5292a | Oct 2014

Road warriors: Intense competition and cost increases constrains profit

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Forwarding 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Freight forwarders purchase space on freight transport services in bulk, which they then onsell in smaller quantities to clients. The industry's major value-add is the consolidation of loads from multiple clients to use transport space as efficiently as possible. Through this service, clients gain access to cheaper freight rates than they could achieve individually, while operators receive a small commission. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to rise modestly by an annualised 0.7%. The industry's performance is expected to be more positive in 2014-15, with revenue forecast to grow by 1.8% to reach $2.3 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Demand for road freight forwarding stems mainly from retail, wholesaling and manufacturing businesses. As a result, road freight forwarding establishments tend to follow a similar distribution to these industries. New South Wales has the highest concentration of establishments followed by Victoria and Queensland. This distribution is driven by the population spread across the nation, with the eastern seaboard states holding the largest share of the population. This high population density attracts a greater number of downstream industry establishments and ultimately freight forwarders.

New South Wales accounts for about the largest share of Australia's road freight tonne-kilometres... purchase to read more


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What is the Road Freight Forwarding Industry?

Road freight forwarders are mainly engaged in organising transport services and consolidating goods for transport. Consolidating loads allows road freight forwarders to achieve and pass on rates that their customers would be unable to achieve alone. Road freight forwarders do not provide underlying transport services.

Industry Products
General freight servicesExpress freight servicesWarehousing and distribution servicesFreight consolidation
Industry Activities
Freight forwarding by road for express deliveriesFreight forwarding by road for general freight

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