The 2022 Report on Support Activities for Road Transportation: World Market Segmentation by City

The 2022 Report on Support Activities for Road Transportation: World Market Segmentation by City

  • July 2021 •
  • 504 pages •
  • Report ID: 6123051 •
  • Format: PDF
This report was created for global strategic planners who cannot be content with traditional methods of segmenting world markets. With the advent of a "borderless world", cities become a more important criteria in prioritizing markets, as opposed to regions, continents, or countries. This report covers the top 2,000 cities in over 200 countries. It does so by reporting the estimated market size (in terms of latent demand) for each major city of the world. It then ranks these cities and reports them in terms of their size as a percent of the country where they are located, their geographic region (e.g. Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America), and the total world market.

This study covers support activities for road transportation as defined by the North American Industrial Classification system or NAICS (pronounced "nakes").

The NAICS code for support activities for road transportation is 4884. It is for this definition that aggregate latent demand estimates are derived. Support activities for road transportation is specifically defined as follows:

4884 Support Activities for Road Transportation

48841 See industry description for 488410.

48849 See industry description for 488490.

488410 This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in towing light or heavy motor vehicles, both local and long distance. These establishments may provide incidental services,such as storage and emergency road repair services.

488490 This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing services (except motor vehicle towing) to road network users.

4884901 Establishments primarily engaged in the operation of motor vehicle
passenger terminals and/or maintenance and service facilities, not
operated by companies that also furnish motor vehicle passenger
transportation.

4884902 Establishments primarily engaged in the operation of terminal
facilities used by highway-type motor freight vehicles. Included are
terminals that provide maintenance and service for motor freight
vehicles.

4884903 Establishments primarily engaged in the operation of fixed facilities for motor vehicle transportation, such as toll roads, highway bridges, and other fixed facilities (except terminals).

4884904 Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing services incidental to road transportation.

This study covers the world outlook for support activities for road transportation across more than 2,000 cities. For the year reported, estimates are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the city in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the city is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge a city vis-à-vis others. Using econometric models which project fundamental economic dynamics within each country and across countries, latent demand estimates are created. This report does not discuss the specific players in the market serving the latent demand, nor specific details at the product level. The study also does not consider short-term cyclicalities that might affect realized sales. The study, therefore, is strategic in nature, taking an aggregate and long-run view, irrespective of the players or products involved.

This study does not report actual sales data (which are simply unavailable, in a comparable or consistent manner in virtually all of the cities of the world). This study gives, however, Professor Parker’s estimates for the worldwide latent demand, or the P.I.E., for support activities for road transportation. It also shows how the P.I.E. is divided across the world’s cities. In order to make these estimates, a multi-stage methodology was employed that is often taught in courses on international strategic planning at graduate schools of business.