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Freight Forwarding Brokerages & Agencies in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Freight Forwarding Brokerages & Agencies in the US

Over the past five years, the Freight Forwarding Brokerages and Agencies industry has expanded. In this period, economic recovery led to rising consumer spending, e-commerce sales and industrial output. As a result, domestic freight volumes increased, which drove demand for industry services. Moreover, initially strong growth in emerging markets encouraged trade, thereby increasing demand for the industry's trade-related services, such as customs brokerage. Overall, over the five years to 2018, industry revenue is expected to increase. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to climb due to accelerated US economic growth and increased consumer spending.

Companies in this industry arrange the transportation of freight between shippers and carriers. These operators are usually known as freight forwarders, marine shipping agents or customs brokers, and offer services for many modes of transportation. Since operators act as agents, the industry does not include the cost of arrangement as part of its revenue.

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 Freight transportation services index
    • 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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