Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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

On the road again: Higher freight traffic lifts demand and supports industry growth

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 distinguishing feature of their activities 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. Road freight forwarders receive a commission for their service. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 0.9%. The industry's performance is expected to be more positive in 2013-14, with revenue forecast to grow by 2.7% to reach $2.3 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Road Freight Forwarding industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle, as integrated third-party logistics services supplant industry activity. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.4% over the 10 years through 2018-19. This is below the forecast GDP growth in Australia over the same period, which is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.6%.

Over the past five years, the industry has introduced limited new products and services. While industry services are still in demand, operators have provided little innovation, with major changes occurring upstream in the Road Freight Transport industry... 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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