Pack it up: Industrial and retail activity remain strong, keeping domestic freight volumes high

The Freight Packing and Logistics Services industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2018, boosted by increases in trade and freight volumes, or goods transported in bulk. Since 2013, downstream demand has improved in line with rising industrial production and international trade. The industry is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, underpinned by increased freight volumes brought on by higher consumer spending and international trade. The total value of US trade is forecast to rise over the five years to 2023. Revenue is projected to rise along with this trend, growing at an annualized rate of 2.4% to $3.1 billion in 2023...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream demand has improved in line with rising industrial production and international trade
  • The threat of external competition has particularly increased consolidation activity
  • Domestic and international trade are important sources of demand for freight packing and logistics services
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Freight Packing and Logistics Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2018, for every dollar industry players spend on labor, an estimated $0.08 will be allocated toward capital. This is due to the labor-intensive nature of packing shipments, arranging trade documentation and providing logistics services. Wages consume a large amount of industry revenue, accounting for an estimated 24.8% in 2018. In comparison, depreciation costs are anticipated to consume only 1.9% of industry revenue. While depreciation costs are higher for larger operators, small- and medium-sized companies and single proprietorship entities have much higher wage costs, as independent operators allocate the majority of revenue that they earn toward their own income. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to provide goods and services in diverse locations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Freight transportation services index in the Freight Packing & Logistics Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry?

    This industry’s main activity is providing packing and crating services for the transportation sector. The industry is composed of companies that provide consolidation of freight consignments, trade document preparation, packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation and logistics consulting services. The industry does not include actual transportation of goods.

    Industry Products
  • Packing and crating services
  • Packing services for motor carrier and storage services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Packing goods for transportation
  • Crating goods for transportation
  • Wrapping goods for transportation
  • Freight consolidation
  • Trade document preparation
  • Storing goods prior to and after freight
  • Physical distribution consulting
  • Logistics consulting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Industrial production index
  • Total trade value

  • Current Performance
  • Slow but steady recovery
  • Increasing trend toward consolidation
  • Profit and other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Efficiency takes flight
  • Table: Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Crop Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling
  • Printing
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production

  • Products & Services
  • Packing and crating services
  • Other services
  • Packing services for motor carrier and storage services
  • Chart: Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Transportation sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Freight Packing & Logistics Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Freight Packing & Logistics 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 Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer spending (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Air Waybill
  • A receipt issued by an international airline for goods and evidence of the contract of carriage.
  • Bills Of Lading
  • Documents issued by a carrier to a shipper, acknowledging that specified goods have been received on board as cargo.
  • Pallet
  • A small portable platform on which goods are placed for storage and transport.
  • Pooling Services
  • The process of combining and sharing assets in a common effort.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Toll Road
  • A private road that can be accessed for a fee.
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