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Freight Air Transport in the UK: Market Research Report

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Freight Air Transport Market Research Report | SIC H51.210 | Feb 2017

Up in the air: Intense competition is anticipated but world trade value is expected to increase

The Freight Air Transport market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
British Airways British Airways market share
Deutsche Post AG Deutsche Post AG market share
Uniserve (Air Freight) Limited Uniserve (Air Freight) Limited market share
Virgin Atlantic Airways Virgin Atlantic Airways market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Freight Air Transport industry is determined, to a large extent, by the level of downstream demand for the time-sensitive haulage of valuable goods. Industry services are the fastest, but often the most expensive, way to transport goods. According to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), air freight accounts for approximately 40% of the total value of Britain’s trade with countries outside the eurozone but only 0.5% of the volume of freight moved. Weak economic conditions caused world trade volumes, particularly those of high-value goods, to fall over much of the past five years, which decreased demand for air freight services.

Revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 6% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £716.9 million... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry entered the mature stage of its life cycle at the start of the 21st century, when air freight traffic growth started stabilising. Freight Air Transport’s industry value added (IVA), which is a measure of the industry’s contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase over the 10 years through 2021-22. IVA is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.5% over the 10-year period, while GDP is expected to grow at an estimated compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. Value added comprises industry wages, capital investment and profit, which are all anticipated to exhibit slightly different trends over the 10-year period through 2021-22. Profit margins are expected to improve by 2021-22. Dep.. purchase to read more


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What is the Freight Air Transport Industry?

The industry includes businesses that transport commercial and private cargo by air, on either scheduled or non-scheduled routes, domestically and internationally. It also includes air transportation that is part of a national postal system but excludes door-to-door courier services.

Industry Products
Other international scheduled cargo transportScheduled EU cargo transportOther international non-scheduled cargo transportNon-scheduled EU cargo transportDomestic cargo transportDomestic and international mail
Industry Activities
Transporting cargo by airTransporting post by air

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