Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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

The Road Freight Forwarding market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 added value 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 0.3%. The industry's weak performance over the past five years is largely due to the high level of competition and the changing structure of the industry. The industry's performance is expected to be weaker in 2014-15, with revenue expected to fall by 0.5% to reach $2.3 billion... purchase to read more

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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, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.3% over the 10 years through 2019-20. This represents an underperformance of Australian GDP, which is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.7% over the 10-year period.

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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