Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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IBISWorld’s Road Freight Forwarding market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 diversified across much of the economy, facilitating road transportation of a diverse range of goods. Major industry clients include manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and the Agriculture subdivision. The industry's core value-added service is the consolidation of small loads from different clients into large loads, thereby using space more efficiently and reaping benefits from bulk purchasing. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 0.3%, to total $2.3 billion. This performance includes a decline of 0.5% in 2014-15, as lower oil prices are passed on to customers... 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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