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. Demand for high-end, time-sensitive goods will rise as a result of increased consumer spending; many manufacturers will take advantage of this by using air transportation to ensure that products reach customers on time.
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.
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.