Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Forwarding Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5292a | Dec 2015

Long haul: Vertically integrated transport firms drive demand down for road freight forwarders

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Forwarding market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Freight forwarders purchase space on freight transport services in bulk, which they resell in smaller quantities to clients. The industry's major value add is the consolidation of loads from multiple clients to use transport space efficiently. Through this service, clients gain access to cheaper freight rates than they could achieve individually, while operators receive a small commission. The industry has contracted due to its high level of competition and changing structure, with industry revenue forecast to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.3% over the five years through 2015-16. The industry's performance is expected to be weaker in 2015-16, with revenue expected to fall by 0.7% to be worth $2.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Demand for road freight forwarding stems mainly from retail, wholesaling and manufacturing businesses. Road freight forwarding enterprises therefore tend to follow a similar distribution to these industries. New South Wales has the highest concentration of establishments, followed by Victoria. Population distribution drives the distribution of enterprises, as the eastern seaboard states hold the largest population shares. 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. This reflects the state's high population level, its large geographical area and its high share of industries that use road freight... purchase to read more


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What is the Road Freight Forwarding Industry?

Road freight forwarders primarily organise transport services and consolidate 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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