The International Express Service industry in China has less than 20 years of history. The industry has experienced substantial growth in the past 10 years, mainly due to the improved economic environment, rising income levels and improving infrastructure. In the past few years, e-commerce growth in China has boosted the industry's performance. In the five years to 2018, industry revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 11.2% to $8.1 billion.As international express business operations require a high level of capital investment and advanced technology and systems, the industry is dominated by large foreign enterprises such as DHL, Federal Express and UPS. There are over 541 enterprises operating in the industry, but the top four contribute 83.8% of total revenue...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor (including management and administration expenses), about 19 cents are invested in capital. The number of employees needed for transporting, sorting and delivery is relatively large. However, given the low wage levels in China, the average wage levels of the industry are not high, especially compared with developed countries and regions. With intensified competition and increasing demand for better services, employees with more experience and professional skills are being hired.Advanced technology and systems play an important role in improving service quality and work efficiency. Investment in upgrading IT systems and technology is expected to increase in the near future. A n...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the International Express Service Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the International Express Service Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Transport Infrastructure and Industry Systems and Technology - Freight Forwarding (except Road) in the International Express Service industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the International Express Service Industry?

    The International Express Service industry in China provides transportation, collection, and express delivery services for parcels, documents and packages between China and foreign destinations. Services provided by the national postal system are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Air delivery
  • Ground delivery
  • Messenger and local delivery
  • Industry Activities
  • Press express delivery services
  • Business express delivery services
  • Household express delivery services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Freight Forwarding (except Road)
  • Internet/Catalogue Shopping
  • Real Personal Disposable Income
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
    Industry profitabilityForeign versus domestic operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: International Express Service Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - International Express Service Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Online Shopping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto & Parts Wholesaling
  • Freight Trucking
  • Gas Stations

  • Products & Services
  • Ground delivery
  • Air delivery
  • Messenger and local delivery
  • Chart: International Express Service Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • E-commerce
  • Developing business activities
  • Improving quality levels
  • Personalized services

  • Major Markets
  • Corporate customers
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Household customers
  • Others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the International Express Service Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profitability
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs International Express Service

  • Basis of Competition
  • Service quality
  • Price
  • Network coverage
  • Brand recognition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the International Express Service Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    DHL-Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd., Federal Express (China) Co., Ltd., UPS Parcel Delivery Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: DHL-Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Federal Express (China) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: UPS Parcel Delivery Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the International Express Service 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 International Express Service 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    China Post
  • China's national postal service system.
  • Express Mail Services (Ems)
  • The express delivery services of China Post.
  • Inland Express Services
  • Domestic express delivery services.
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