FMCG Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2023 - 2028)

The FMCG Logistics Market is segmented By Service (Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, Inventory Management, and Other Value-added Services), and By Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

FMCG Logistics Market Size

FMCG Logistics Market Summary
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: > 5.09 %

Major Players

FMCG Logistics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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FMCG Logistics Market Analysis

The size of the FMCG Logistics Market is USD 1184.85 billion in the current year and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5.09% during the forecast period. The market is driven by e-commerce growth in the country. Furthermore, the market is driven by the FMCG manufacturers looking forward to logistics services.

  • FMCG is considered a unique business model that requires competitive advantages in manufacturing, branding, advertising, and logistics. The key growth drivers for the consumer goods industry are changing lifestyles, ease of access, and rapidly changing consumer habits. Consumers expect a wide array of products to be always available in local stores and online. to achieve this, consumer goods companies tie up with global supply chains that are highly efficient, agile, and sustainable. FMCG manufacturers are adopting collaborative logistics solutions that deliver products to stores faster and more cost-effectively. The recent e-commerce boom has also been a blessing for the FMCG industry.
  • From traditional storekeeping, purchasing, materials management, and integrated materials management, the industry is entering a new era of supply chain management. The logistics operations in FMCG businesses are typically operated on a hub-and-spoke model type with distribution hubs in major towns and cities serving both the wholesalers and retailers. Consumers are expecting fast order fulfilment through multiple channels. To make this possible, consumer goods companies outsource their logistics operations to bridge the gap between sales planning and operational processes, improve forecasting, streamline inventory, and speed up delivery times.
  • FMCG players are expected to rely more on logistics service providers (LSPs) to meet demand from new consumption patterns. Investment in supply chain automation, expansion of existing manufacturing facilities, and the emergence of warehouse hubs are essential areas of focus in the current market study. Distribution facilities and locations, along with a strong supply chain strategy, will play a critical role in the success of FMCG operators soon. To maintain a better competitive position and access key demand demographics, businesses will need to consider the location strategically to meet the growing demand.

FMCG Logistics Industry Segmentation

FMCG logistics management is concerned with the efficiency and effectiveness with which daily activities involving the transportation of daily usable goods from one location to another are managed. It is the management of the flow of goods from one point of origin to another to meet the needs of customers. A complete background analysis of the FMCG Logistics Market, including the 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 geographical trends, and COVID-19 impact is included in the report. 

The FMCG Logistics Market is segmented By Service (Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, Inventory Management, and Other Value-added Services), and By Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Service
Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management
Other Value-added Services
By Product Category
Food and Beverage
Personal Care
Household Care
Other Consumables
North America
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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FMCG Logistics Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the FMCG Logistics Market according to our research experts:

Growing Penetration of E-commerce Demands Efficient Logistics Operations

E-commerce is reshaping the global retail market. Till date, the e-commerce boom has favored the travel sector, as well as apparel and electronics retailers. E-commerce currently contributes less than 7% of the global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. One of the key reasons for the slower uptake of online FMCG has been the logistical challenges associated with ensuring fresh and perishable products arrive at the consumer in top condition. Additionally, in advanced markets, especially those with dense populations such as Germany, many FMCG products are readily available in close proximity to consumers at brick-and-mortar stores.

However, with increasing consumer demand for convenience, and better technology and other enabling conditions, online FMCG growth is accelerating across the globe. FMCG online growth will continue to outpace offline growth, and most retailers and manufacturers need Omnichannel strategies to ensure future success. Online FMCG sales are set to double globally over the next few years and will grow twice as fast in developing markets than in developed markets. The Asia region is expected to provide some of the biggest growth opportunities for online FMCG over the next five years.

The current online marketplace offers visibility of inventory status and expected delivery time and a variety of shipping options including free tracking options and easy returns. To provide free shipping, retailers need to get low-cost solutions from their logistics providers. Equally, to propose fast, including same-day delivery options to their consumers, retailers need high-priority and entirely reliable logistics services.

FMCG Logistics Market trend - e-commerce

The Rising Population Is Major Reasons Driving the Expansion of the Global FMCG Industry

The growing population is one of the key reasons driving the expansion of the global FMCG industry. In actuality, the quick expansion in population is inversely correlated with the rise in consumer goods consumption. Similar factors include regular product launches, increased consumer awareness of various FMCG products, rising middle-class disposable incomes, easier access to consumer goods, a noticeable shift in consumers' lifestyles in developed and developing nations, strong brand advertising, and attractive price points, strong logistics and distribution channels of such companies, expansion of online commerce, and increased R&D spending by both established players and newcomers in the market.

Also, the increasing use of social media and the internet has created a wealth of development prospects in the past and is certain to do so in the future. As one of their primary methods to capture a sizeable portion of the market, several top international businesses in the industry are dedicated to offering consumers personalized solutions. A few of these tactics involve product introductions and acquisitions.

Consumers nowadays are increasingly looking for convenience, healthier alternatives, and locally produced organic products. This demand for ease was what gave rise to eCommerce, which has flourished. Companies are making significant investments in digital analytics, and many think that among all consumer industries, the retail sector is perhaps the ripest for transformation.


FMCG Logistics Industry Overview

The FMCG logistics market is fairly fragmented with the presence of large players and small and medium-sized local players with quite a few players who occupy the market share. DHL Group, C.H. Robinson, Kuehne + Nagel, Ceva Logistics, DB Schenker, DSV, and XPO Logistics are among Global’s top competitors. Most of the global logistics players have a retail and consumer goods logistics division to meet the market needs and demand. Additionally, local players are increasingly enhancing their capabilities in terms of inventory handling, service offerings, products handled, and technology.  

FMCG Logistics Market Leaders

  1. DHL Group

  2. Kuehne + Nagel

  3. C.H. Robinson

  4. Ceva Logistics

  5. FedEx Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

FMCG Logistics Market Concentration

FMCG Logistics Market News

  • July 2022- A temperature-controlled facility will be opened by Kuehne+Nagel Ireland to accommodate the expanding needs of the nation's booming healthcare sector. The location is well situated close to the Dublin port and airport, with an opening date of late July 2022. It increases Kuehne+Nagel's healthcare footprint in Ireland to 40,000 sqm along with three currently operating warehouses for medical supplies.
  • March 2022- The most recent addition to DHL Supply Chain's multi-user warehouse in Bornem, Belgium, is its newest line of autonomous forklifts, which the company has just launched in Mainland Europe. This installation of autonomous indoor robotic transporters focuses on deploying autonomous forklifts for interior pallet transportation and is a component of the company's Accelerated Digitalization plan. The implementation is the outcome of a strategic partnership between consumer products firm Unilever, robotics experts Logisnext Solutions, and contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain to deploy automated technologies to boost warehouse productivity, efficiency, and worker safety.

FMCG Logistics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    6. 4.6 Global Logistics Sector (Overview, LPI Scores, Key Freight Statistics, etc.)

    7. 4.7 Focus on Global FMCG Industry (Overview, Distribution Channels, Major Product Categories, etc.)

    8. 4.8 Spotlight - Effect of E-commerce on Traditonal FMCG Logistics Supply Chain

    9. 4.9 Effect of FMCG Retail Sector's Fast Replenishment Cycles on the Logistics Market

    10. 4.10 Spotlight on the Demand for Contract Logistics and Integrated Logistics*


    1. 5.1 By Service

      1. 5.1.1 Transportation

      2. 5.1.2 Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management

      3. 5.1.3 Other Value-added Services

    2. 5.2 By Product Category

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Personal Care

      3. 5.2.3 Household Care

      4. 5.2.4 Other Consumables

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration, Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DHL Group

      2. 6.2.2 C.H. Robinson

      3. 6.2.3 Kuehne + Nagel

      4. 6.2.4 Ceva Logistics

      5. 6.2.5 XPO Logistics

      6. 6.2.6 DB Schenker

      7. 6.2.7 Hellmann Worlwide Logistics

      8. 6.2.8 DSV

      9. 6.2.9 Bollore Logistics

      10. 6.2.10 Rhenus Logistics

      11. 6.2.11 FM Logistic

      12. 6.2.12 Kenco Logistics

      13. 6.2.13 Penske Logistics*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 6.3 Other Companies


  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity-Key Countries

    2. 8.2 FMCG Retail Statistics

    3. 8.3 Economic Statistics Transport and Storage Sector, Contribution to Economy (Key Countries)

    4. 8.4 Global Consumer Goods Flow Statistics

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FMCG Logistics Market Research FAQs

The FMCG Logistics Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The FMCG Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of >5.09% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2022.

DHL Group, Kuehne + Nagel, C.H. Robinson, Ceva Logistics, FedEx Corporation are the major companies operating in FMCG Logistics Market.

FMCG Logistics Industry Report

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