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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Road Freight Forwarding industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle, as vertically integrated third-party logistics services supplant industry activity. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.6% over the 10 years through 2020-21. This represents an underperformance of the overall economy, as real GDP is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the same period.

The industry has introduced limited new products and services over the past five years. 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 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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