The Freight Forwarding and Customs Agents industry provides a range of services that facilitate the transport of goods and equipment, both nationally and internationally. These include freight forwarding, customs and freight brokerage, stock consolidation and goods-handling operations. The industry has faced volatile market conditions over the past five years but recent sustained growth is expected to allow revenue to expand at a compound annual rate of 1.9% over the five years through 2015-16. IBISWorld anticipates that the industry will be worth £17.6 billion in 2015-16, following revenue growth of 1.2% over the current year.
This industry provides support services to freight transport industries. These include freight forwarding, customs and freight brokerage, stock consolidation and goods-handling operations. The industry does not provide passenger transport, tourism activities, courier services or transport insurance.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.