Freight Transport by Sea in China: Market Research Report

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Freight Transport by Sea Market Research Report | Mar 2014

The Freight Transport by Sea market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Freight Transport by Sea industry in China is mainly engaged in shipping exported items to their destination countries and territories from China. Therefore, industry performance is extremely sensitive to the global economic climate, which determines the demand for Chinese goods.

Over the five years through 2013, industry revenue has been increasing at an annualized rate of 12.2%. In 2014, industry revenue is set to reach $33.1 billion, up 8.9% from 2013. A new round of oil price increases was announced in 2013 by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), which has created a more challenging environment for industry enterprises. In addition, the appreciation of the yuan will limit export growth and industry demand, and subject industry players to exchange losses.... purchase to read more

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The International Transportation of Freight by Sea industry is highly concentrated: the top four companies account for an estimated 70.8% of total revenue. These four are large state-owned companies under government administration, which makes it easier for them to get government support.

International freight shipping is reliant on high investment into fixed assets like ships, and its business has economies of scale. Therefore, government capital plays a dominant role and the business is concentrated in the major state-owned players.

The concentration level increased slightly over the past five-year period. Smaller players are less likely to weather economic challenges when both demand and shipping price drop as they did in 2009... purchase to read more


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What is the Freight Transport by Sea Industry?

Businesses in the Freight Transport by Sea industry provide cargo transportation services between China and other countries, including leasing ocean-going freighters equipped with operators. This industry only includes businesses that make trans-oceanic journeys using ships of Chinese nationality. Passenger delivery and coastal freight transportation are excluded.

Industry Products
Dry bulk shippingContainer shippingLiquid bulk shippingOther activities
Industry Activities
Dry bulk shipping Liquid bulk shippingContainer shippingShip chartering with operators

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