Tracking well: Growth in imported products has boosted demand for logistics operators

IBISWorld’s Integrated Logistics 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Integrated Logistics sector provides door-to-door transport, storage and distribution services. It includes transport operators such as trucking and railroad companies, storage facilities, freight forwarders, customs brokers and infrastructure operators. Over the five years through 2015-16, sector revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.4%, to reach $79.0 billion. While the manufacturing sector has been weak, the high Australian dollar over much of the past five years has resulted in significant growth in imported products, boosting the performance of wholesalers and requiring logistics operators to support delivery of these goods. Falling fuel prices in 2014-15 and 2015-16 are expected to negatively affect sector revenue in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Integrated Logistics sector is characterised by low market share concentration, with the top four players controlling approximately 20% of sector revenue. Concentration varies between segments according to factors such as capital intensity and barriers to entry. Concentration within the sector has increased over the past five years, as major players increased the scale of their operations. Large operators, with related economies of scale, have proved resilient against the mixed economic conditions following the global financial crisis.

Integrated logistics companies are typically large due to costs associated with network integration systems. Companies such as Toll Holdings and Linfox dominate the sector, with self-employed truck drivers on the other end of the spectrum. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Integrated Logistics Industry?

Companies in this sector provide logistics, transport, storage, handling, distribution and other support services to transport companies as part of third-party vertically integrated supply networks. The sector does not include bulk freight, which water freight transport and rail freight transport operators typically provide.

Industry Products
Road transport
Rail, water and air transport
Postal and courier services
Freight forwarding and customs agents
Warehousing and storage
Handling and distribution
Industry Activities
Freight transport by road
Freight transport by rail and air
Freight transport by water
Freight forwarding and customs brokerage
Storage and warehousing provision
Goods handling and distribution
Postal and Courier delivery services

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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