Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report

Integrated Logistics industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.9%

The Integrated Logistics sector provides door-to-door transport, storage and distribution services. The sector includes transport operators such as trucking and railroad companies, storage facilities, freight forwarders, customs brokers and infrastructure operators. Sector revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $91.2 billion. While demand from the Manufacturing division has fallen over the past five years, increasing international trade has underpinned sector revenue growth. The sector is expected to expand by 1.5% in the current year on the back of rising downstream demand and the ongoing trend towards outsourcing logistics. New automation and tracking technologies across the supply chain have enab...
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Integrated Logistics industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Integrated Logistics sector provides a range of services related to the transportation of goods along supply chains to reach final markets. Innovation in the sector influences competition, particularly regarding third-party services that compete with in-house logistics activities. Over the next five years, skills shortages in key logistics functions will challenge the sector as operators require increasingly skilled staff. Furthermore, the projected increase in world oil prices and domestic fuel prices is projected to challenge sector profitability. The Australian dollar is anticipated to remain weak over the next five years, which should drive export volume growth and boost demand for sector services from exporting industries, such as winemaker...
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Integrated Logistics industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $91bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 81,798
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 273,170

Biggest companies in the Integrated Logistics industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Integrated Logistics in Australia industry include Australian Postal Corporation and Toll Holdings Limited.

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What is Integrated Logistics industry?

Industry Definition

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 services, which are typically provided by water freight transport and rail freight transport operators.

Industry Products and Services

  • Road freight transport
  • Rail, water and air freight transport
  • Postal and courier services
  • Freight forwarding and customs brokerage
  • Warehousing and storage services
  • Handling and distribution services

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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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 services, which are typically provided by water freight transport and rail freight transport operators.

Main 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

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The road freight transport segment accounts for the sector's largest share of revenue. Road freight transport dominates non-bulk freight markets. An incre...
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Road freight service price
Total merchandise imports and exports
Demand from wholesale trade
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Investment and efficiency
Fuel and freight rates
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Sector consolidation
Improving infrastructure
 Table: Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade



Key Selling Industries

Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Operators in the Integrated Logistics sector offer all logistic functions, including shipping, warehousing, distribution and delivery from domestic or int...
Wholesalers
Manufacturers
Other markets



Demand Determinants

The performance of downstream markets, together with trends in international trade and outsourcing, significantly affect sector demand. However, as the se...
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Major Markets

Wholesalers
Manufacturers
Other markets




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Integrated Logistics sector is characterised by low market share concentration, with the top four players controlling significantly less than 20% of s...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

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Australia Post

 Table: Australia Post - financial performance

Toll Holdings

 Table: Toll Holdings - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The sector exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity, although there are significant variations between the different segments. Overall, the sector i...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Integrated Logistics in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Integrated Logistics in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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