Freight and Logistics Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Freight and Logistics market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Freight and Logistics size report includes a market forecast to 2030 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Icons Lable Value Study Period 2017 - 2030 Market Size (2024) USD 5.96 Trillion Market Size (2030) USD 8.04 Trillion Largest Share by Logistics Function Freight Transport CAGR (2024 - 2030) 5.11 % Largest Share by Region Asia Pacific

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Freight and Logistics Market Analysis

The Freight and Logistics Market size is estimated at 5.96 trillion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 8.04 trillion USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.11% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

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5.96 Trillion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

8.04 Trillion

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

3.95 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

5.11 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Fastest Growing Market by Mode of Transport

5.97 %

Projected CAGR, Air, 2024-2030

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The explosive surge of e-commerce is driving the growth of the air freight market. IATA reports that 80% of international e-commerce relies on air transport, significantly streamlining cross-border shopping.

Largest CEP Market by Destination

68.65 %

value share, Domestic, 2023

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The increase in urbanization is boosting the growth of the domestic CEP segment. Currently, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas and projected to increase to around two-thirds in 2050.

Largest Country

23.33 %

value share, United States, 2023

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In November 2023, the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) in the United States allocated over USD 653 million to 41 port improvement projects nationwide.

Largest Market by End User Industry

33.63 %

value share, Wholesale and Retail Trade, 2023

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The end-user segment, buoyed by rising retail and e-commerce sales, witnessed growth in 2023. Moreover, the global e-commerce market grew by 9.6% YoY and reached USD 3.29 trillion in 2023.

Fastest Growing Warehousing Market by Temperature Control

5.29 %

Projected CAGR, Temperature Controlled, 2024-2030

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Free trade agreements between EU nations boosted trade, leading to increased cold storage throughout Europe. The cold chain market in Europe is predicted to grow to USD 112 billion by 2028.

Asia-Pacific leads the investment in infrastructure development worldwide, followed by Europe and the United States

  • China dominates the Asia-Pacific market, buoyed by robust government initiatives. In 2022 alone, the Transport Department of China allocated over USD 3.4 billion to bolster road transport infrastructure. Looking ahead, the National Development and Reform Commission, along with the Ministry of Transport, has set an ambitious goal: expanding the national road network to encompass 299,000 km of highways and 162,000 km of expressways by 2035.
  • As of May 2022, India led the global pack with a staggering USD 25 million worth of ongoing or planned infrastructure projects. In comparison, the United States had 1,866 projects, while China had 1,175. The High-Speed Rail Line project in California, USA, stood out as a frontrunner, boasting an estimated value of USD 113 billion as of October 2022. Railway lines took center stage in several major infrastructure undertakings, spanning countries like Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and various regions in Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan.
  • In February 2024, Germany witnessed a significant development as DHL and Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), broke ground on a new air freight facility. Spanning 55,000 sq. m, the construction is expected to conclude in approximately twelve months, with DHL slated to inaugurate the air cargo center by mid-2025. Meanwhile, in 2023, France unveiled its commitment to invest over USD 500 million in the coming years, specifically targeting advancements in low-emission aircraft, engines, and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). These investments underscore France's and Europe's drive toward environmental sustainability in the aviation sector.
Global Freight and Logistics Market

Strong potential with market uncertainties like the residual impact of the Russia-Ukraine war

  • Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe dominate the global freight and logistics market. In Asia-Pacific, in India, transportation costs dominate the logistics landscape, accounting for 62% of overall logistics costs and 14% of the country's GDP. Given that diesel fuel costs make up the lion's share of transportation expenses, the adoption of zero-emission trucks (ZETs) can significantly slash fuel costs by up to 46% over the vehicle's lifespan. This has far-reaching implications for India's economy. Notably, road freight, which already accounts for over a quarter of oil import expenses, is projected to surge fourfold by 2050. By embracing ZETs, India could potentially save a staggering 838 billion liters of diesel by 2050, translating to a reduction of USD 140.17 billion in oil expenditures.
  • Logistics hubs, like Bahrain's Global Sea-to-Air Logistics Hub, launched in 2021, could provide cost-effective and faster freight transportation. To upgrade and modernize warehousing, 90% of Asia-Pacific warehouse operators are investing in next-gen automation tech, which is anticipated to boost the market globally in the next five years.
  • Driven by the e-commerce and manufacturing sectors, warehousing and logistics stock will likely double by 2030 to cross 700 million sq. ft. Leasing activity in the segment grew by 40% QoQ in Q3 2022 to amount to 9.2 million sq. ft. The e-commerce boom also fueled parcel volumes by 21% YoY in 2021 in 13 major economies. It is expected to record a CAGR of 8.5% between 2022 and 2027. The United States generated the highest revenue, while China produced 108 billion parcels in 2021.