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 identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 Key Buyers

IBISWorld estimates that the top four industry players account for an estimated 57.3% of industry revenue in 2016, giving the industry a moderate level of concentration. The largest industry players are located in the United States, Europe and Japan. These markets are highly developed and are dominated by large express couriers, who have extensive distribution networks, aircraft fleets and massive delivery truck fleets all working to create economies of scale. Consequently, it is hard to for small players to gain market share, even though they account for the vast majority of enterprises. The largest players also control international services because of the capital required to invest into the infrastructure and vehicles needed to provide wider geographical coverage... 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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