Carry on: Industry revenue increases as rising freight volumes drive demand

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport in New Zealand market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Road Freight Transport industry have benefited from rising freight volumes over the past five years. The industry plays a crucial role in many supply chains across a variety of sectors. Its major markets span construction, wholesale and retail trade, and the agricultural sector. The diversity of these markets helps to keep industry revenue growth stable, as a decline in one major market is typically offset by growth in another. Road freight operators provide door-to-door delivery nationwide, setting them apart from external competitors in the coastal and rail freight transport industries. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $7.4 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is characterised by low market share concentration, with the four largest freight operators estimated to account for less than 40% of industry revenue. However, market share concentration is increasing as firms like Mainfreight grow their market share and smaller, less efficient players are forced to exit the industry. The transport of specific goods or materials can be more highly concentrated than the overall industry. For example, Toll Group has a strong presence in the transport of oil and gas in New Zealand, while Mainfreight has increased its share of perishable and dry fast-moving consumer goods.

Although industry concentration is low, the larger industry firms control significant operations through the freight supply chain. Tol..

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Additional Insights for the Road Freight Transport Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Road Freight Transport Industry are

  • Having an integrated operation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Road freight service price and Total merchandise imports and exports in the Road Freight Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Road Freight Transport in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms are primarily engaged in the transportation of freight by road. The industry also includes operators that provide truck hire with drivers for road freight transport, and road vehicle towing services.

    Industry Products
    Materials transport
    Log and timber transport
    Agricultural goods transport
    Manufacture goods transport
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Road freight transport service
    Furniture removal service
    Truck hire service (with driver)
    Log haulage service (road)
    Road vehicle towing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Road freight service price
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • World price of crude oil
  • Demand from wholesale trade

  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry change
  • Profit
  • Skills shortage
  • Table: Road Freight Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Road Freight Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road and Bridge Construction in New Zealand
  • Forestry and Logging in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Fuel Retailing in New Zealand
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Materials transport
  • Log and timber transport
  • Other services
  • Agricultural goods transport
  • Manufacture goods transport
  • Chart: Road Freight Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction firms
  • Other markets
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Forestry and logging firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road Freight Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Road Freight Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Road Freight Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road Freight Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Road Freight Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Mineral aggregates, such as sand or gravel, used for railway ballast, road building or other construction uses.
  • Fleet Telematics
  • An electronic system that allows for information exchange between a commercial vehicle fleet and a central point, such as a dispatch office.
  • Skills Shortage
  • A skill shortage exists when there is not enough people with a particular set of skills to meet demand.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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