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Global Courier & Delivery Services: Market Research Report

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Global Courier & Delivery Services Market Research Report | Oct 2016

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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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Market Share of Companies
Deutsche Post Deutsche Post market share
FedEx FedEx market share
UPS UPS market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
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... read more

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The industry has moderate barriers to entry. Barriers are higher for global integrators (in the international express market) but lower for entrants into niche or domestic express markets. As an extreme example, anyone with a vehicle and communication equipment such as a mobile phone can operate a business. These types of participants do exist and service market niches. However, they suffer from a lack of bargaining power and are usually price-takers. Conversely, large nationwide and international operations require significant capital to set up operations.

There are minimal regulations and licensing requirements preventing companies from entering the industry. Dri.. read more


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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 expressSurface couriers and messengersAll Other
Industry Activities
Providing air, surface or combined courier delivery servicesProviding express messenger and delivery servicesDelivering parcels, documents and packagesPacking and sorting operationsTransferring and trucking (without storage)Delivering time-sensitive and high-value-to-weight products

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