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What is the profit margin for freight forwarders?

Cassius Dela Cruz

Staff Content Writer

October 3, 2022 • 1 minute read

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The average profit margin of a freight forwarding business can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the size of the business, the types of services offered, and the competitive landscape. In general, freight forwarding businesses have relatively low profit margins compared to other industries, due to the high costs of operating in the sector and the intense competition.

According to data from IBISWorld, the average profit margin for freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in the US was around 3.5% in 2021. This means that for every $100 in revenue, the average freight forwarding business earned around $3.50 in profit. However, it is important to note that this is just an average, and actual profit margins can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of a given business.

As mentioned earlier, the profit margins of freight forwarding businesses can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Therefore, it is difficult to provide a specific median profit margin for the industry as a whole. However, data from IBISWorld suggests that the median profit margin for freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in the US was around 2.9% in 2021. This means that for every $100 in revenue, the median freight forwarding business earned around $2.90 in profit. Again, it is important to note that this is just an average, and actual profit margins can vary depending on the specific circumstances of a given business.

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