Pack it up: Rising external competition limits benefits of resurgent demand

The Freight Packing and Logistics Services industry in Canada has experienced relatively strong growth over the past five years. Prior to the current five-year period, limited consumer spending led to a drop in industrial, retail and trade activity, which caused the volume of freight being transported in Canada to plunge. However, in recent years, general economic recovery has spurred increases in manufacturing output and retail sales, bolstering demand for industry services. Moving forward, rising consumer spending is expected to spur greater industrial, trade and retail activity. As a result, freight volumes will climb, bolstering demand for industry 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

  • The industry’s recovery has been slow due to a lagging manufacturing sector and slowing global trade
  • As a result of profit pressure, companies have merged to provide larger product offerings
  • Increased industrial production and retail sales will boost industry demand as the economy recovers
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Freight Packing and Logistics Services industry in Canada, which provides packing, crating, logistics consulting and trade documentation services, has experienced strong growth over the past five years. Prior to the five-year period, high unemployment and economic uncertainty prompted consumers to limit spending, resulting in lower industrial production and retail sales. In turn, subdued production and retail activity constrained demand for freight packing and logistics services since there were fewer goods that required transport. International trade also contracted during the economic downturn, resulting in weakened demand for the industry’s trade-related services. How...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 Total retail sales and Total trade value in the Freight Packing & Logistics Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry?

    This industry mainly provides specialized services to transportation companies, such as packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation. This industry does not include packaging and labelling services.

    Industry Products
  • Packing and crating services
  • Other logistics and support services
  • Industry Activities
  • Packing freight
  • Crating
  • Freight consolidation
  • Logistics consulting
  • Preparing transportation documents
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total retail sales
  • Total trade value
  • Consumer spending
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Demand from manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand
  • Growing external competition
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth and headwinds
  • Competition, profit and other trends
  • 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
  • Mining In Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Retail Trade In Canada
  • Transportation and Warehousing In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Printing in Canada
  • Transportation and Warehousing In Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Packing and crating services
  • Other logistics and support services
  • Chart: Freight Packing & Logistics Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing and extraction industries
  • Retail and wholesale industries
  • Transportation and warehousing industries
  • 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)
  • Total trade value (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The process of putting and packaging goods into a crate.
  • 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.
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