Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2012, IBISWorld expects revenue for the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry to fall, largely as a result of the recession. Downstream demand from manufacturers, retailers and households largely influences the need for industry services. At the same time, changes in fuel prices, globalization trends and competition from substitutions, namely advancements in telecommunication services, also influence industry performance. Throughout the next five years, the economy will continue to pick up and industry revenue growth will be mild... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The most highly populated states and regions of the United States generate the greatest volumes for the Couriers and Local Delivery Services industry. Accordingly, establishments are heavily concentrated in these areas. For instance, the West has 17.5% of industry establishments and 17.0% of the US population. The states with the largest number of establishments include California, Texas, New York and Florida. After the recession, difficult economic conditions and falling demand negatively impacted all states, and establishment numbers contracted across the US as firms left the industry.
The Southeast, which accounts for the highest number of establishments, is also home to the two largest industry players: UPS and FedEx... purchase to read more