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Global Courier & Delivery Services: Market Research Report

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Global Courier & Delivery Services Market Research Report | Feb 2014

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 Corporation FedEx Corporation market share
UPS UPS market share
Yamato Holdings Co. Ltd. Yamato Holdings Co. Ltd. market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$208bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment ('000)
2,028
Businesses
39,337
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Global Courier and Delivery Services industry recovered from low levels caused by the global economic slowdown. The global economic downturn caused global consumer spending and the total value of world trade to decline in 2009, as the largest economies in the world from the United States to Europe, went into recession. Consequently, demand for the transportation of packages and parcels diminished, causing industry revenue to plummet in 2009. Nevertheless, IBISWorld forecasts that revenue for the Global Courier and Delivery Services industry will grow... read more

Industry Investment

The industry has a low level of capital intensity. Because the industry is labor-intensive, industry firms spend much more on wages than on capital investments. Industry operators are expected to invest about $0.12 of capital for every dollar of labor in 2014. Labor expenses include the wages and salaries paid to drivers, operators of call centers and drop-off locations, pilots, loading crews and ground and administrative staff. Capital intensity has fallen over the past five years as operators cut back on capital investments faster than labor expenses.

For larger operators, capital intensity is slightly higher. Efficient communications equipment, newer and more advanced vehicles, and computer-assisted work scheduling reduce the need for labor... read more

 


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What is the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry?

Companies in the 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 courier local pick-up and delivery to serve customers’ needs. This industry excludes services provided by the National Postal Service and commercial airlines.

Industry Products
Surface couriers and messengersDomestic air courier servicesInternational air courier servicesMail services
 
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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