Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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 2016, industry revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 15.3% to $6.6 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 500 enterprises operating in the industry, but the top four contribute 84.0% of total revenue.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of this industry correlates to the population size, urbanization level, disposable income level and economic development of the various provinces in China. As such, the industry is concentrated in developed areas such as in East China.
As the capital of China, Beijing is economically developed with high urbanization and disposable income levels. In 2016, ACMR-IBISWorld estimates that businesses in Beijing will generate 19.3% of industry revenue.
Shanghai and Zhejiang provinces generate 15.1% and 11.3% of revenue, respectively. Shanghai has an international airport hub, which allows for the convenient transportation of goods. Zhejiang province has a dynamic business environment and increasing international trade.
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