Global Courier & Delivery Services: Market Research Report

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Global Courier & Delivery Services Market Research Report | Jan 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Courier & Delivery Services global 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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Deutsche Post Deutsche Post market share
FedEx FedEx market share
UPS UPS market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Courier and Delivery Services industry struggled for growth over the past five years. In the years following the global economic slowdown, the industry experienced a period of rapid growth from its recessionary lows, as the global economy improved and developed economies stabilized. Over the past five years, a large portion of the industry's growth has come from greater business activity and demand for time-sensitive goods in emerging economies. The growing number of individuals with internet access has also aided revenue. With more consumers using e-commerce websites, a greater number of goods need to be transported using courier and delivery services... read more

Industry Products

The Global Courier and Delivery Services industry is an integral part of the global economy, providing goods, materials and documents transportation, primarily for businesses and corporations. Couriers pick up and deliver documents and packages that need local, regional or national delivery. Couriers also assist in their clients' administrative process by providing electronic billing, reference billing, track and trace, national and regional invoicing. The major players in this industry have extensive networks of dropoff boxes and staffed dropoff centers, in addition to providing on-site package pickups. The express segments accounts for over half of industry revenue, with the rest coming from the ground parcel segment... read more


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What is the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry?

Operators in this industry primarily provide air, surface or combined express courier delivery services of parcels, documents and packages for business customers. Industry operators generally provide services between metropolitan areas or urban centers and form a network that includes local pickup and delivery to serve customers’ needs. This industry excludes services provided by national postal services and commercial airlines.

Industry Products
Express courier servicesSurface couriers and messengers
Industry Activities
Providing air, surface or combined courier delivery servicesProviding express messenger and delivery servicesDelivering parcels, documents and packagesPacking and sorting operationsTransferring and trucking (without storage)Delivering time-sensitive and high-value-to-weight products

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