Road Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report

Road Freight Forwarding industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.2%

Freight forwarders in the Road Freight Forwarding industry purchase space on freight transport services in bulk, which they then resell in smaller quantities to clients. The industry's major value-add is consolidating loads from multiple clients to use transport space efficiently. Through this service, industry operators receive a small commission and clients gain access to cheaper freight rates than they could obtain individually. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, due to improving demand conditions. Industry revenue is anticipated to rise by 0.1% in the current year, to $2.7 billion. Weaker revenue growth in the current year is attributable to a decline in demand from manufacturing. The...
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Road Freight Forwarding industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Demand conditions in the Road Freight Forwarding industry are anticipated to improve over the next five years. However, the industry will continue to be exposed to fierce competition from integrated logistics providers over the period. Profit margins are forecast to remain low, as road freight forwarders cannot fully pass on cost increases from projected fuel price increases. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. The ongoing shift towards integrated logistics is anticipated to limit revenue growth as diversified industry firms focus less on freight forwarding operations. However, the remaining industry operators have stronger business models and are well placed to capture a sh...
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Road Freight Forwarding industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,499
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 7,526

Biggest companies in the Road Freight Forwarding industry

The Road Freight Forwarding in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Road Freight Forwarding industry?

Industry Definition

Road freight forwarders primarily organise transport services and consolidate goods for transport. Consolidating loads allows road freight forwarders to achieve and pass on rates otherwise unachievable for their customers. Road freight forwarders do not provide underlying transport services.

Industry Products and Services

  • General freight services
  • Express freight forwarding services
  • Warehousing and distribution services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Freight forwarding by road for express deliveries
  • Freight forwarding by road for general freight
  • Warehousing and distribution services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Road freight forwarders primarily organise transport services and consolidate goods for transport. Consolidating loads allows road freight forwarders to achieve and pass on rates otherwise unachievable for their customers. Road freight forwarders do not provide underlying transport services.

Main Activities

  • Freight forwarding by road for express deliveries
  • Freight forwarding by road for general freight
  • Warehousing and distribution services

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The road freight service price is largely derived from the weighted average price of road transport in the Producer Price Index. Road freight prices refle...
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Road freight service price
Total merchandise imports and exports
Demand from manufacturing
Domestic freight task

Current Performance

Profitability
Diversification
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profitability
Infrastructure
 Table: Road Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Road Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia
Agribusiness in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Road Freight Transport in Australia
General Warehousing and Cold Storage in Australia




Products & Services

The Road Freight Forwarding industry primarily provides general and express freight forwarding services, while warehousing and distribution services gener...
Manufacturers
Wholesalers and retailers
Agricultural and mining operators



Demand Determinants

Demand in the Road Freight Forwarding industry is primarily driven by the manufacturing, wholesale and trade (imports and exports) sectors of the economy....
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Major Markets

Manufacturers
Wholesalers and retailers
Agricultural and mining operators




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Road Freight Forwarding industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the largest four operators accounting for significantly less than...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Road Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

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Capital Intensity

The Road Freight Forwarding industry has low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages in 2018-19, industry firms invest an estimated $0.08 in ca...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road Freight Forwarding 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 Road Freight Forwarding 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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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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