Freight Transport by Sea in China: Market Research Report

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Freight Transport by Sea Market Research Report | Mar 2015

IBISWorld’s Freight Transport by Sea market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 demand for Chinese goods.

Over the five years through 2015, industry revenue has been increasing at an annualized rate of 4.1%. In 2015, industry revenue is set to reach $35.9 billion, up 7.0% from 2014. Slowing global trade growth has created a large challenge for the development of the industry. 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 in the medium level of concentration: the top four companies account for an estimated 64.9% 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 the leasing of ocean-going freighters equipped with operators. This industry only includes businesses that make trans-oceanic journeys using ships made in China. 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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