Speedy growth: Transport and road crowding has driven demand in established markets

Toll road operators charge motorists for the right to access high-quality roads that reduce travel times. The Toll Road Operators industry’s revenue from individual toll roads is typically stable. Individual assets build in popularity with motorists over their lifetime, as congestion growth and market acceptance boost toll road use and allow operators to raise prices and expand. However, industry revenue volatility can rise when new roads enter operation. The industry is capital-intensive, as tunnels and other expensive design features are often built on toll roads to save motorists time on their commutes. Ideally, tolling revenue is sufficient to cover both operating costs and provide a return for investors after debt payments...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s revenue volatility can increase when new roads enter operation
  • The majority of industry assets have been built through public-private partnerships
  • The growing population and rising numbers of motor vehicles are forecast to support industry growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Concessions for operating toll roads have historically been awarded as part of larger public/private infrastructure development arrangements. Therefore, while the construction activities associated with these developments are not included in the industry, the ability to form agreements with funding and construction partners is a major barrier to entry. This has been reflected in the small number of enterprises operating in the industry.The failure of several high-profile projects in the past five years is likely to deter investment in the near term. Investors and governments have been disappointed by the reliability of traffic forecasts that are the basis for valuing industry projects. Rec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Toll Road Operators Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Toll Road Operators are:

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of motor vehicles and Demand from road freight transport in the Toll Road Operators industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Toll Road Operators Industry?

    Industry firms operate toll roads and bridges, often on behalf of state governments for a profit.

    Industry Products
  • Consulting services
  • Toll road concession operation
  • Industry Activities
  • Toll bridge operation
  • Toll road operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Demand from road freight transport
  • Real household disposable income
  • year bond rate
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Operating model
  • Traffic forecast error
  • Transurban takes all
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand fundamentals
  • Expansion issues
  • New industry assets in the pipeline
  • Table: Toll Road Operators Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Toll Road Operators Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Finance
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Superannuation Funds

  • Products & Services
  • Toll road concession operation
  • Consulting services
  • Chart: Toll Road Operators Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private motorists
  • Road freight operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Toll Road Operators Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Toll Road Operators

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Toll Road Operators Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Transurban Group, Horizon Roads Pty Limited Group,
  • Table: Transurban Group - financial performance
  • Table: Horizon Roads Pty Limited Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Toll Road Operators Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Toll Road Operators Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Build, Own, Operate And Transfer (Boot)
  • This is a form of project financing, where a private entity receives a concession from the government to finance, design, construct and operate a facility.
  • Concession
  • A contract to operate a toll road.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • This is a government service or private business venture, which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and private companies.
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