Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services industry transports items weighing less than 30 kilograms from one destination to another, connecting businesses to their clients, and consumers to each other. All sectors of the economy demand services from the industry. However, over the past five years, the performance of the retail and mining segments of the economy has significantly influenced the industry. While Mining division growth had strengthened the industry over the past decade, declines in mining capital expenditure since 2013-14 have reduced demand from this segment. Additionally, Australia Post's complete acquisition of StarTrack Express has moved StarTrack's operations into the Postal Services industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with population distribution. As the function of industry establishments is to deliver goods to Australian consumers and businesses, it is important to be located near to recipients to grow the business and reduce costs. The majority of couriers are therefore located in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Western Australia is also highly represented as it has been the centre of Australia's resources boom, with mining-related markets contributing a significant portion of industry revenue.
Within individual states, industry firms are primarily clustered within capital cities, particularly in close proximity to related transport infrastructure such as airports, ports and warehouses... purchase to read more