Estonia Freight and Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Estonia Freight and Logistics Market segmented by Function (Freight Transport, Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, and Value-added Services and Other Services) and End User (Manufacturing and Automotive, Oil and Gas, Mining, and Quarrying, Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry, Construction, Distributive Trade, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical, and Other End Users).

Market Snapshot

Estonia Freight and Logistics
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

Estonia’s economic performance remains solid, supported by strong institutions and effective structural reforms. Supported by still-strong private consumption, real GDP reached 4.0% in 2019, and it is projected to grow above trend in the near-term, reaching 3.2% in 2020. The World Bank Logistics Performance Index for Estonia improved in 2018 compared to 2014 Estonia is the geographical midpoint of Northern Europe, has one of the most efficient trade routes from China to Northwestern Russia, and Northern Europe and the largest port at the Baltic Sea are all located in Estonia. 

There is an increasing emphasis on transport development planning on its economy and environmental sustainability. The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is beginning the inclusion of the Transport and Mobility Master Plan for 2021-2030. According to the Deputy Secretary of General for Transport, Ahti Kuningas, in the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the aim of the Master Plan for the next 10 years is to ensure a safe and technologically innovative transport sector while further developing the competitiveness of the logistics sector. With the country taking initiatives for growth in the green freight solutions and developing its trans European freight infrastructure, the importance of Estonia as a transit corridor has increased. Additionally, the government is taking initiatives to help develop the logistics infrastructure has been propelling the growth of logistics in the country.

Scope of the Report

A complete background analysis of the Estonia freight and logistics market, which includes an assessment of the economy and contribution of sectors in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and logistics spending by the end-user industries and the impact of COVID – 19 on the market are covered in the report.

By Function
Freight Transport
Inland Water
Freight Forwarding
Value Added Services and Other Functions
By End User
Manufacturing and Automotive
Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying
Agriculture,Fishing and Forestry
Distributive Trade (Wholesale and Retail Segments- FMCG Included)
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Other End Users

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Key Market Trends

Rapid Growth of E commerce in the Region

The online sales account for about one-fifth of total retail trade in Estonia and it is one the most important sales channel for many businesses in the country. E-shopping outside of Estonia has also grown rapidly in the last six to seven years, leading to growth in cross border e-commerce trade and increasing freight. The scope of Chinese e-commerce is demonstrated by the numbers of standard mail arriving from Asia, and it is noteworthy that the number of international items of correspondence has grown to 2.5 million items in the past five years.

An average Estonian sends only one standard letter a year. This increase in standard letters by several million demonstrates only one thing; these are e-commerce purchases that are arriving in the mailboxes mainly from Asia, and without paying tax. The Competition Board said the three most prominent providers of courier service in Estonia, DPD, Itella, and Omniva, hold a market share of 80% combined, with DHL and UPS having another 10% between them. According to the association, the parcel volume of the five biggest courier companies is approximately 20 million units a year, of which nine million are cross-border parcels, and about half of the total parcel volume is moving via Omniva.Three of Estonia’s biggest parcel delivery companies have seen increase in their delivery volumes due to the current epidemic and the measures taken by the Estonian government.

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Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Industry Growth in Estonia

As per a survey conducted by the the Ministry of Rural Affairs in 2019, showed a record harvest collected in agriculture, fisheries, and the food industry in 2018 due to favorable weather conditions. The total agricultural production value also increased by a fifth in 2018, and the exports of goods of Estonian origin also recorded a significant increase. In the case of exports, exports of goods of Estonian origin increased by 21.2% in 2019, and cereals and milk and milk products continued to contribute significantly to exports. The most important trade partners continued to be the neighboring countries, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania, to which nearly 45% of agricultural products and foodstuffs of Estonian origin were exported.

The growth of agriculture, fisheries, and the food industry have helped the road freight transport industry in the country to grow at the time when the national haulers are experiencing heavy competition from international haulers. Digitization is a significant trend in Estonia, and the digitization of the road freight industry is expected to increase in the coming years. Platforms, like Uber Freight, are expected to emerge from within the country to help develop the market.

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Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Opportunities

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Porters 5 Force Analysis

    7. 4.7 Insights on Technological Trends in the Market

    8. 4.8 Insights on Ecommerce Industry

    9. 4.9 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    10. 4.10 Brief on Freight Rates

    11. 4.11 Impact of COVID 19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Function

      1. 5.1.1 Freight Transport

        1. Road

        2. Inland Water

        3. Air

        4. Rail

      2. 5.1.2 Freight Forwarding

      3. 5.1.3 Warehousing

      4. 5.1.4 Value Added Services and Other Functions

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Manufacturing and Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Oil and Gas, Mining and Quarrying

      3. 5.2.3 Agriculture,Fishing and Forestry

      4. 5.2.4 Construction

      5. 5.2.5 Distributive Trade (Wholesale and Retail Segments- FMCG Included)

      6. 5.2.6 Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

      7. 5.2.7 Other End Users


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration, Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DHL EXPRESS

        1. Rhenus Logistics

        2. CEVA Logistics - CF&S Estonia AS

        3. DSV

        4. Group logistics OU

        5. TT Estonia

        6. Hanson Logistics

        7. Delamode Estonia

        8. ESTMA OU

        9. Parme Trans

        10. Ace Logistics Estonia

        11. Smarten Logistics

        12. Tallinna Toiduveod AS

        13. Ferroline GruppO

        14. CF&S Estonia AS

        15. MerkTrans

        16. KGK Logistics*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. Market Opportunities and Future Trends

  8. 8. Appendix

    1. 8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity

    2. 8.2 Insights on Capital Flows

    3. 8.3 Economic Statistics -Transport and Storage Sector, Contribution to Economy

    4. 8.4 External Trade Statistics - Export and Import, by Product

    5. 8.5 Insights on Key Export Destinations

    6. 8.6 Insights on Key Import Origin Countries

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