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Global Courier & Delivery Services: Market Research Report

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Global Courier & Delivery Services Market Research Report | Jan 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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
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 struggled for growth over the past five years. In the years following the global economic slowdown, the industry experienced a period of rapid growth from its recessionary lows, as the global economy improved and developed economies stabilized. Over the past five years, a large portion of the industry's growth has come from greater business activity and demand for time-sensitive goods in emerging economies. The growing number of individuals with internet access has also aided revenue. With more consumers using e-commerce websites, a greater number of goods need to be transported using courier and delivery services... read more

Industry SWOT Analysis

The Global Courier and Delivery Services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. The industry's contribution to the world economy, as measured by industry value added (IVA), is forecast to grow at an annualized 2.0% over the 10 years through 2021, while world GDP is projected to grow at an annualized 3.6% over the same period. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, more goods will need to be shipped around the world using courier and delivery services. Specific regions experiencing a high level of growth include North Asia (China), South Asia (India) and South America... 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
Express courier servicesSurface couriers and messengers
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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