High tide: Rising volumes of goods exported by sea underpin steady industry revenue growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Port Operators industry operates general cargo and container ports, which are generally located near major population centres or near mining sites for remote bulk commodities. The industry depends on international trade, and merchandise imports and bulk commodity exports are key drivers of revenue. As more cargo has moved through Australia's ports over the past five years, industry operators have invested in expanding port facilities, and have raised rates to fund these expansions. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.7% over the five years through 2016-17. In 2016-17, revenue is forecast to increase by 5.6%, to reach $3.0 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The industry has performed well over the past five years, partly due to growth in the value of total merchandise trade. Strong growth in the volume of mineral exports has been one of the main drivers in growing merchandise trade. As a result, bulk commodity ports have grown at a faster rate than container cargo ports such as the Port of Melbourne and Port Botany. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.7% over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue is forecast to total $3.0 billion in 2016-17, up an estimated 5.6% from the previous year.

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The Port Operators industry is integral to the movement of imports and exports into and out of Australia. Imp..

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Industry Products

What is the Port Operators Industry?

Operators in the industry maintain and lease port facilities used in the land-sea transition of goods and passengers.

Industry Products
Wharf facility rental
Other services
Channel usage
Industry Activities
Port operation
Wharf provision
Wharf facility leasing

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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