Overview

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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Deutsche Post $x.xlock
FedEx $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$256bn
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
2.9%
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Profit
Employment ('000)
2,961
Business
768,135

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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Global Courier and Delivery Services industry has recovered but experienced moderate growth over the past five years. In the years following the global economic slowdown, the industry experienced a period of rapid growth, as the global economy improved and developed economies stabilized. 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. Over the next five years, demand for courier and delivery services is expected to strengthen, causing revenue to grow over the period...

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    Industry Locations

    The Global Courier and Delivery Services industry is centered in North America, Europe and North Asia. Like any transportation industry, demand for courier services is predominantly associated with the level of business and consumer spending. The performance of this industry depends on the same broad factors that determine economic performance, such as GDP and the level of trade and growth within industries that use couriers and delivery services to transport goods.

    North America

    The North American region, specifically the United States, is the largest revenue generator in this industry, making up 28.8% of industry revenue. The..

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    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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    Industry Products

    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

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

  • Current Performance
  • Economic conditions
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Global headwinds
  • Profit pressures
  • Industry 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

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    United Parcel Service Inc.FedEx Corp.Deutsche Post AG
  • Table: United Parcel Service Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: FedEx Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Deutsche Post AG - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Courier & Delivery Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of crude oil (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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