EUROPE ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe road freight transport market is expected to witness a CAGR of less than 3% during the forecasted period of 2020-2025. The market is segmented by BY COUNTRY (Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Rest of Europe) , BY DESTINATION (International/Cross-border, Domestic) and BY END-USERS (Construction, Oil & Gas and Quarrying, Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry, Manufacturing, Distributive Trade, Others ).

Market Snapshot

europe road freight market snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: <3 %

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Market Overview

The Europe road freight transport market is expected to witness a CAGR of less than 3% during the forecasted period of 2020-2025. The market in the road transport sector, for international (intra-EU) freight services has been entirely opened to competition, but domestic transport remains largely protected. On the freight side, "cabotage", domestic transport performed by foreign haulers, is subject to restrictions. As a consequence, operators face difficulties in optimizing their operations and one in two vehicles operating domestic transport outside of its country of registration runs empty. Haulers from some of the new EU countries, e.g. Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are largely dominating the transport operations in the external trade of their respective countries.

  • The EU has been suffering from low levels of investment in transport infrastructure. This has held back modernization of the EU's transport system. This poses as one of the major factors restraining the growth of the road freight market in the region.
  • China to Europe road freight transport capacity is increasing with China’s Belt and Road project implementation. Major international players like CEVA, DHL and DSV are observing increasing interest and demand for China to Europe road freight.

Scope of the Report

The Europe road freight transport market report provides insights on the Impact of Ecommerce Growth on the Market, Impact of Regulations and Investments on Road Freight Logistics Sector, and Insights on Cross-Border Trade among others.

The report also provides qualitative and quantitative information on segmentation BY COUNTRY (Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, UK, and Rest of Europe), BY DESTINATION (International/Cross-border, Domestic) and BY END-USERS (Construction, Oil & Gas and Quarrying, Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry, Manufacturing, Distributive Trade, Others ).

Furthermore, the report provides company profiles to understand the competitive landscape of the market.

BY COUNTRY
Russia
Italy
Spain
Germany
France
UK
Rest of Europe
BY DESTINATION
International/Cross-border
Domestic
BY END-USER
Construction
Oil & Gas and Quarrying
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Manufacturing
Distributive Trade
Others

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Key Market Trends

Mining and Quarrying Products Dominating Road Freight Loads in EU

In terms of tonnage, European road freight transport continued to increase in 2018 (1.3 % compared with 2017), reaching the highest value since 2014. In 2018, “metal ores and other mining and quarrying products” was the largest product group terms of tonnage, accounting for 3661 million tons and a share of 24.6 % in terms of tonnage. Other important product groups were “other non-metallic mineral products” (11.9 %), “basic metals, fabricated metal products” (4.0 %) and “wood and products of wood and cork” (3.9 %). In terms of tonnage, the highest rises between 2017 and 2018 were recorded for “Transport equipment” (3.3 %) and “basic metals, fabricated metal products” (3.2 %).

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Dominance of Roads in Combined Transportation in Europe

Road transport continues to have the largest share of EU freight transport performance among the three inland transport modes. Combined transport also called as intermodal transportation is on a growth in Europe and this has led to the increasing importance of road freight in conjunction with other transportation like ocean and rail transport. The increasing intra-EU trade along with the growth in the international trade has resulted in increasing dependency on intermodal road freight transportation in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

The Europe road freight transport market is expected to be highly competitive with the large number of international and domestics. The competition is prevalent on the basis of costs in European road freight market. The major players in the road freight market are DHL, XPO, United Parcel Service, DSV, and KUEHNE + NAGEL.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS AND DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Technology Innovation and its Impact

    4. 4.4 Ecommerce Growth on the Market

    5. 4.5 Government Regulations and Initiatives on Logistics Sector

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    7. 4.7 Insights on Cross-Border Trade

    8. 4.8 Insights on Commodity Flow Statistics

    9. 4.9 Effects of BREXIT on the Market

    10. 4.10 Insights on Key Routes

    11. 4.11 Insights on Intermodal transportation in Trucking

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 BY COUNTRY

      1. 5.1.1 Russia

      2. 5.1.2 Italy

      3. 5.1.3 Spain

      4. 5.1.4 Germany

      5. 5.1.5 France

      6. 5.1.6 UK

      7. 5.1.7 Rest of Europe

    2. 5.2 BY DESTINATION

      1. 5.2.1 International/Cross-border

      2. 5.2.2 Domestic

    3. 5.3 BY END-USER

      1. 5.3.1 Construction

      2. 5.3.2 Oil & Gas and Quarrying

      3. 5.3.3 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

      4. 5.3.4 Manufacturing

      5. 5.3.5 Distributive Trade

      6. 5.3.6 Others

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DHL

      2. 6.2.2 XPO

      3. 6.2.3 United Parcel Service

      4. 6.2.4 DSV

      5. 6.2.5 KUEHNE + NAGEL

      6. 6.2.6 CEVA LOGISTICS LIMITED

      7. 6.2.7 PRIMAFRIO SL

      8. 6.2.8 Turners (Soham) Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 Wincanton plc.

      10. 6.2.10 Bollore Logistics

      11. 6.2.11 DPD

      12. 6.2.12 KARL SCHMIDT SPEDITION GMBH & CO. KG

      13. 6.2.13 Agility

      14. 6.2.14 YUSEN LOGISTICS

      15. 6.2.15 Expeditors

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. APPENDIX

    1. 7.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity

    2. 7.2 Insights on Capital Flows

    3. 7.3 Economic Statistics - Transport and Storage Sector Contribution to Economy

    4. 7.4 External Trade Statistics - Export and Import

  8. 8. DISCLAIMER

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Road Freight Transport Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Road Freight Transport Market is growing at a CAGR of <3% over the next 5 years.

DHL, XPO Logistics, United Parcel Service, DSV, KUEHNE + NAGEL are the major companies operating in Europe Road Freight Transport Market.

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