Making friends: Free trade agreements have boosted export volumes and industry revenue

Operators in the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services industry provide services to entities that need to transport goods around New Zealand or across its borders. Customs agents help their clients satisfy legal requirements and ensure that they have the appropriate export and import documentation. Freight forwarders purchase transport space from freight transport operators to move goods (nationally or internationally) on behalf of their clients. Demand for industry services has grown over the past five years, largely due to a rise in New Zealand's international trade activity. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach $910.4 million. This includes anticipated growth of 0.4% in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$910m
Annual Growth 15-20
3.1%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
7,308
Businesses
782
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New free trade agreements and the reduction of tariffs on New Zealand products have boosted export volumes
  • Increased international trading activity has driven stronger industry participation
  • The projected rise in international trade is forecast to boost demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services industry comprises domestic firms that help companies move goods both domestically and internationally. Freight forwarders purchase transport space in bulk from freight operators. Freight forwarders then repackage this space into smaller allotments and consolidate loads on behalf of clients looking to transport goods across New Zealand or outside its borders. Customs agents act on behalf of their clients to ensure that they have the appropriate import and export documentation and meet the relevant legal requirements.New Zealand’s international trade activity is the main driver of industry performance. Fre...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services are:

  • Market research and understanding
  • Experienced work force
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of merchandise trade exports and Value of merchandise trade imports in the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms primarily provide advice on import and export procedures and documentation, and transport goods for other enterprises.

    Industry Products
  • Road freight forwarding
  • Rail, water and air freight forwarding
  • Customs agency services
  • Industry Activities
  • Customs agency service provision
  • Customs clearance service provision
  • Export and import documentation preparation service provision
  • Road freight forwarding
  • Rail freight forwarding
  • Water freight forwarding
  • Air freight forwarding
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of merchandise trade exports
  • Value of merchandise trade imports
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Demand from wholesale trade

  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Industry profitability and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising international trade
  • Increasing trade liberalisation
  • Profitability and industry structure
  • Table: Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Processing in New Zealand
  • Milk and Cream Processing in New Zealand
  • Car Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Clothing Retailing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Road Freight Transport in New Zealand
  • Warehousing and Storage Services in New Zealand
  • Water Freight Transport in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Road freight forwarding
  • Rail, water and air freight forwarding
  • Customs agency services
  • Chart: Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services 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 Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Mainfreight Limited,
  • Table: Mainfreight Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services 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 Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

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