Strong growth in the value of total merchandise trade has been the primary driver behind the industry's solid performance over the past five years. The value of merchandise trade exports has grown faster than the value of merchandise trade imports because of high demand for commodity exports. As more cargo moved through Australia's ports, the industry gained more opportunities to charge for their port services. Therefore, bustling activity in trade to and from Australia led solid growth in port operator revenue over the past five years. IBISWorld forecasts compound annual revenue growth of 2.3% over the five years through 2012-13.
Operators in this industry maintain and lease port facilities used in the land-sea transition of goods and passengers.
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.