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Freight Forwarding Brokerages & Agencies in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Freight Forwarding Brokerages & Agencies in Canada

Demand for industry services is largely determined by domestic and international trade volumes, as well as the propensity of businesses to outsource freight forwarding and customs brokering operations rather than perform these functions in house. Over the five years to 2018, industry revenue is estimated to rise. Strengthening consumer spending drove growth in domestic shipments during the five-year period, while improving conditions in the global economy propelled imports and exports. The industry will continue to grow over the next five years. Increased consumer spending will spur growth in industrial production as manufacturers expand operations to meet rising consumer demand. In turn, greater industrial activity will increase demand for companies that arrange the transportation of inputs and finished products, particularly as regulations become more complex and supply chains become increasingly globalized.

This industry acts as an intermediary between shippers and carriers. These companies are generally called freight forwarders, marine shipping agents or customs brokers and can offer a combination of services, which may span transportation modes. Companies in the industry also arrange and coordinate the transportation and storage of industry goods without providing actual transportation and storage services.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Total trade value
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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