The Air Transportation of Freight industry grew 6.1% annually over the past five years to $10.33 billion in 2018. Over that period, the volume of freight moved increased from 5.61 million tons annually to an estimated 7.30 million tons, reflecting annualized growth of 5.4%.Between 2011 and 2012, air freight transporters were negatively affected by the weakened global economy and China's own economic slowdown. Growth in alternative transportation modes also increased external competition for industry operators. For example, the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway began operations in 2011...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry's four largest enterprises, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines, jointly account for an estimated 57.5% of industry revenue in 2018. In 2010, Eastern Airlines acquired Shanghai Airlines and Air China became the controlling shareholder of Shenzhen Airlines, leading to higher industry concentration levels. In the international air freight transportation segment, the industry concentration level is even higher. As airlines merge to gain market share, the industry concentration level is expected to increase.In recent years, many courier companies established airline companies themselves and purchased aircrafts for cargo transport. This new trend seized market share from traditional airline companies. To ...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Air Transportation of Freight Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Air Transportation of Freight Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic Goods Prices - Energy Minerals - Crude Oil and World Economy in the Air Transportation of Freight industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Air Transportation of Freight Industry?

    The Air Transportation of Freight industry in China operates aircraft for the international and domestic transportation of freight.

    Industry Products
  • Domestic freight transportation
  • International freight transportation
  • Industry Activities
  • International freight air transportation
  • Domestic mainline freight air transportation
  • Domestic regional freight air transportation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Energy Minerals - Crude Oil
  • World Economy
  • Industry Growth - Manufacturing
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements
  • Service Prices
  • Transport Infrastructure

  • Current Performance
    Industry challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Air Transportation of Freight Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Air Transportation of Freight Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport Agency Services
  • Couriers
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Airports
  • Oil & Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Domestic freight transportation
  • International freight transportation
  • Other
  • Chart: Air Transportation of Freight Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • E-commerce
  • Developing business activities
  • Petroleum price
  • Improving quality levels

  • Major Markets
  • Freight forwarders
  • Businesses
  • Courier companies
  • Postal companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Air Transportation of Freight Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Air Transportation of Freight

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Air Transportation of Freight Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    China National Aviation Holding Company, China Southern Airlines Company Limited, China Eastern Air Group, SF Express Co. Ltd., Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: China National Aviation Holding Company - financial performance
  • Table: China Southern Airlines Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: China Eastern Air Group - financial performance
  • Table: SF Express Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Air Transportation of Freight 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 Air Transportation of Freight Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Transportation volume (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bulk Freight
  • Goods transported unpacked in large quantities, predominately mineral and agricultural products.
  • China Post
  • The national government agency that oversees the National Post System, which provides postal services across China.
  • Load Factor
  • The ratio of the lift on an aircraft to the weight of the aircraft.
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