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UK Parcels Market Insight Report 2017

  • February 2017
  • 88 pages
  • Apex Insight
Report ID: 3681380

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This report covers the business-to-business, business-to-consumer and consumer / small business consigned segments of the parcels market in the UK. Having been refined, extended and improved over the last 13 years, it is the leading survey of the UK market, used by most of the leading carriers and other parties with interests in the industry.

It quantifies the market size, historical growth rates, segmentation patterns and levels of industry profitability while reviewing key factors behind these figures. Apex Insight’s market size estimate is derived from its bottom-up model of the revenues of all of the operators in the market with adjustments made to add and remove non-parcels activity, as appropriate. This model has been regularly updated and refined since it was first developed in 2004.

Apex Insight also carries out an in-depth analysis of the relevant drivers of industry growth – in particular the macroeconomic environment and home shopping – setting out historical trends and available forecasts. Apex Insight’s forecast for industry growth by segment is based on this analysis of historical trends and our understanding of growth drivers.

The industry has continued to evolve dynamically with
– Continued overall volume growth
– New investment in additional and upgraded facilities
– Macro factors such as the trend growth of home shopping and the cyclical impact of the economy on volumes continuing to provide challenges and opportunities
– Ongoing refinement of operating models and launch of new service features to enable evolving customer needs to be served profitably

The report is intended for parcels carriers themselves, users of their services, partners, investors, banks, analysts, consultants and other parties with interests in the sector.

The report is based on
– Financial analysis of the accounts of companies in the industry
– Discussions with Apex Insight’s network of senior-level contacts in the market
– In-depth analysis of the macroeconomic environment and relevant market drivers
– Extensive desk research
– Apex Insight’s own experience of advising both companies and investors in the parcels industry

Information from these sources has been synthesised and presented clearly and concisely with extensive use of charts and tables to illuminate points and support conclusions.

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