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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

IBISWorld’s Freight Air Transport market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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
Revenue
£717m
Annual Growth 12-17
-6.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
3,380
Businesses
203
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 Analysis Chapter

The UK Freight Air Transport industry endured highly volatile conditions over the past five years. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline at a compound annual rate of 6% over the five years through 2016-17. The industry is more volatile than other modes of freight transport because air freight tends to be the first method of transport to be cut in times of uncertainty and then quickly revived when conditions improve. Transporting freight by air is the fastest but most expensive way to import and export goods. Industry operators transport goods by air both domestically and internationally. The industry’s main downstream markets are the retail, automobile, electronics and telecom, IT, and medical instruments and pharmaceuticals sectors. Mos.. 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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