High priority: The development of global e-commerce and manufacturing trends will boost revenue growth

The Global Courier and Delivery Services industry has experienced moderate growth over the five years to 2017. However, over the past five years, slow economic growth in developed markets, especially in Europe, has slightly dampened industry growth, as advanced economies account for a majority of industry revenue. Therefore, a large portion of the industry's growth has come from greater business activity and demand for time-sensitive goods in emerging economies. Over the five years to 2022, demand for courier and delivery services is expected to strengthen. Demand for high-end, time-sensitive goods will rise as a result of increased consumer spending; many manufacturers will take advantage of this by using air transportation to ensure that products reach customers on time...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Slow economic growth in developed markets has slightly dampened industry growth
  • Recently, the price of oil has plunged, relieving profit pressure but also hurting revenue growth
  • Increased globalization will continue, as companies outsource or establish entities outside their domestic market
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a low level of capital intensity. Since the industry is labor-intensive, industry operators spend much more on wages than on capital investments. Industry operators are expected to invest $0.14 of capital for every dollar of labor in 2017. Labor expenses include the wages and salaries paid to drivers, operators of call centers and dropoff locations, pilots, loading crews and ground and administrative staff. Capital intensity has increased over the past five years as companies invested in emerging markets, labor saving technology and more fuel efficient aircraft and trucks.Demand for e-commerce systems stems from customer requirements for transparency and fast transactions. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global consumer spending and Total value of world trade in the Global Courier & Delivery Services industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Air Transit courier services including express
  • Surface couriers and messengers
  • All Other
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing air, surface or combined courier delivery services
  • Providing express messenger and delivery services
  • Delivering parcels, documents and packages
  • Packing and sorting operations
  • Transferring and trucking (without storage)
  • Delivering time-sensitive and high-value-to-weight products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global consumer spending
  • Total value of world trade
  • Global internet usage
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
    Economic conditionsIndustry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Global headwindsProfit pressuresIndustry structure
  • Table: Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Financial Intermediation
  • Global Business Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Car & Automobile Sales
  • Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing
  • Global Internet Service Providers
  • Other Global Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Surface couriers and messengers
  • Air Transit courier services including express
  • All Other
  • Chart: Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Business services including retailers and wholesalers
  • All other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities, depreciation and marketing
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Courier & Delivery Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    United Parcel Service Inc., FedEx Corp., Deutsche Post DHL Group,
  • Table: United Parcel Service Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: FedEx Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Deutsche Post DHL Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global Consumer Spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Express Delivery
  • Courier service that guarantees next-working-day delivery.
  • Less-Than-Truckload
  • Trucks carrying loads of between 100 to 10,000 pounds.
  • Registered Post
  • Courier or postal services that require a signature and confirmation of identity to accept delivery.
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