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Fuelling growth: Crude oil price rises have boosted industry revenue over the past five years

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport 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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road Freight Transport industry dominates the Australian non-bulk freight market, leveraging advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability. The industry's largest vehicles transport goods between and across states, competing successfully with rail, water and air freight industries. In cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the final stage of delivery. The industry's major markets span the entire economy, and demand for road freight transport services is a leading indicator for changes in economic growth. Businesses hold less stock prior to and following economic downturns, which reduces demand for transporting goods.

Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to $41.5 billion...

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The Road Freight Transport industry provides the primary mode of transport for non-bulk freight in Australia. The industry dominates the transport and storage sector in terms of revenue and employment. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.0%, to $41.5 billion. Rising fuel prices are expected to be partially passed on to clients, boosting industry revenue by 2.4% in the current year. The historically low prices of crude oil over much of the past five-year period have supported industry profit margins, which have increased slightly as a share of revenue during this period.

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Industry Products

What is the Road Freight Transport Industry?

Industry operators primarily transport freight by road. The industry also includes delivery road services, excluding couriers. In-house use of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Interstate services
Intrastate services
Urban services
Industry Activities
Road freight transport services
Road delivery services
Driver-operated truck hire

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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