Express Delivery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Express Delivery Service Industry Trends and is segmented by Business (B2B and B2C), Destination (Domestic and International), End User (Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Construction, and Utilities, and Primary Industries), and Geography

Express Delivery Market Size

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 Express Delivery Market Size
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 6.00 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Express Delivery Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Express Delivery Market Analysis

Growth in the global express markets has been driven by strong domestic e-commerce sales. Domestic markets have been growing more quickly than international markets in most regions, but the gap is narrowing significantly in some regions. The gap in the domestic and international market is smaller in North America and Europe. In Europe, this is primarily due to the interconnectedness of the market and the lower barriers to international trade.

Domestic markets have proved capable of seizing on the opportunities that e-commerce brings. A number of issues remain for the international market: higher costs and delivery times are associated with international parcels. Cross-border e-commerce boosts the international express market, particularly in regions with high cross-border e-commerce volumes, such as Asia Pacific and Europe.

Major players operating in the express delivery services have changed their business models with deeper customer relationship engagement to provide a varied range of value-added services in domestic, cross-border, and inter-regional trades. These include sorting and grading of products, packaging, picking, order processing through storage, management information systems (MIS), analytics services in mobile tracking applications, logistics supply chain, online tracking of parcels, e-mail alerts and SMS, and hub-to-spoke collection centers.

Express Delivery Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Express Delivery Market according to our research experts:

Growing E-commerce Sector

Asia-Pacific and North America lead the regional totals for both retail and retail eCommerce sales. Asia-Pacific accounts for 42.3%, North America accounts for 22.9%, and Western Europe makes up 16.2% of retail sales worldwide. For e-commerce, China's dominance means that 62.6% of all digital sales are in Asia-Pacific.

E-commerce continues to radically reshape how both B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) companies serve their customers. UPS (an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company) estimated that global e-commerce sales would hit more than USD 6.7 trillion in 2025.

FedEx (an American multinational delivery services company) constantly tests and develops solutions to meet shipper needs as online platforms mature and customer demands such as how and when they want their goods delivered change.

Express Delivery Market Share

Asia-Pacific to Hold a Significant Share of the Express Delivery Market

The Asia-Pacific continues to cement its position as one of the world's most important regions for express parcels. SingPost, Japan Post, and Australia Post are all investing heavily to expand their operations in the region. In addition, a raft of Chinese operators is seeking stock market listings in order to raise capital to grow.

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be one of the largest express delivery markets due to the rise in e-commerce across China, India, etc. It is also expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.

Express Delivery Market Growth

Express Delivery Industry Overview

As the demand for express delivery services is growing rapidly in developing countries, the companies are becoming more competitive to capture the huge opportunity. The international players are making strategic investments to establish a regional logistics network, such as the opening of new distribution centers and smart warehouses. The local companies are facing high competition with multinational companies that have a comparatively well-developed infrastructure.

Express Delivery Market Leaders

  1. Deutsche Post DHL Group

  2. United Parcel Service Inc.

  3. FedEx Corporation

  4. Aramex PJSC

  5. SF Express (Group) Co. Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Deutsche Post DHL Group, United Parcel Service Inc, FedEx Corporation, Aramex PJSC, SF Express (Group) Co. Ltd
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Express Delivery Market News

February 2021: DHL Express made two additions to its roster of contract carriers that bring with them extra aircraft to help the parcel carrier meet escalating growth in e-commerce shipments. The express delivery arm of postal and logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group arranged for German leisure airline Condor and a start-up cargo division of Latvian carrier SmartLynx to fly packages in its European air network.

July 2020: UPS (an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company) launched its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets. The launch follows after European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus breakout. The UPS Saturday Standard service will launch in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Poland.

Express Delivery Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    7. 4.7 Technological Trends in the Industry

    8. 4.8 Insights into the E-commerce Industry (Domestic and Cross-border E-commerce)

    9. 4.9 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market (Short- and Long-term Effects on the Market and Economies in the Region)


    1. 5.1 By Business

      1. 5.1.1 B2B (Business-to-Business)

      2. 5.1.2 B2C (Business-to-Consumer)

    2. 5.2 By Destination

      1. 5.2.1 Domestic

      2. 5.2.2 International

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Services (BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance))

      2. 5.3.2 Wholesale and Retail Trade (E-commerce)

      3. 5.3.3 Manufacturing, Construction, and Utilities

      4. 5.3.4 Primary Industries (Agriculture and Other Natural Resources)

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Vietnam

        6. Malaysia

        7. Thailand

        8. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Deutsche Post DHL Group

      2. 6.2.2 United Parcel Service Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 FedEx Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 SF Express (Group) Co. Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 FedEx

      6. 6.2.6 Nippon Express

      7. 6.2.7 Yamato Holdings Co. Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Aramex PJSC

      9. 6.2.9 A-1 Express Delivery Service Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 Hermes Europe GmbH

      11. 6.2.11 GO! Express & Logistics

      12. 6.2.12 Allied Express Transport Pty*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 6.3 Other Companies (Key Information/Overview)


  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Express Delivery Industry Segmentation

The express delivery market refers to the quick parcel delivery service provided by the companies. 

The report provides a complete background analysis of the express delivery market, which includes an assessment and contribution of the sector in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, key countries and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and key component flow statistics. The report also covers the impact of COVID-19 on the market.

The express delivery market is segmented by business (B2B and B2C), destination (domestic and international), end user (services, wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, construction, and utilities, and primary industries), and geography.

By Business
B2B (Business-to-Business)
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
By Destination
By End User
Services (BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance))
Wholesale and Retail Trade (E-commerce)
Manufacturing, Construction, and Utilities
Primary Industries (Agriculture and Other Natural Resources)
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
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Express Delivery Market Research FAQs

The Express Delivery Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 6% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Deutsche Post DHL Group, United Parcel Service Inc., FedEx Corporation, Aramex PJSC and SF Express (Group) Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in the Express Delivery Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Express Delivery Market.

The report covers the Express Delivery Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Express Delivery Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The key drivers of growth in the Express Delivery Market are a) Increasing demand for business-to-consumer (B2C) deliveries b) Rapid growth in international trade services c) Technological advancements in delivery services and the emergence of last-mile deliveries

The key challenges faced by the Express Delivery Market are a) Lack of infrastructure and higher operational costs b) Limited capacity and capability in terms of transportation, traffic congestion

Express Delivery Industry Report

The express delivery market is experiencing significant growth, driven by the expanding e-commerce sector and the increasing demand for faster delivery services. This market facilitates the rapid transportation of goods through various modes such as air, water, and land, serving a diverse range of customers including businesses, retail customers, and governments. Segmented by application into B2B and B2C, and by end-use into sectors like e-commerce platforms and document services, the market also categorizes deliveries into domestic and international. The growth is propelled by a rise in international trade and consumer preferences for online shopping, leading to a surge in cross-border e-commerce transactions. However, challenges like higher operational costs and inadequate infrastructure could impede growth. Yet, technological advancements and the emergence of last-mile deliveries are likely to open new avenues for expansion. Significant contributions from regions such as Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe are adapting to the increasing demands of e-commerce and international trade. For detailed statistics, market share, size, and revenue growth rates, refer to industry reports by Mordor Intelligence™, which provide a market forecast outlook and historical overview, available as a free report PDF download. The value express market and short-line express market segments are integral parts of this dynamic industry, reflecting its adaptability and scope for innovation.

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Express Delivery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)