Global Trade Finance Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Trade Finance Market is fragmented and is segmented based on Service Provider (Banks, Trade Finance Companies, Insurance Companies, and Other Service Providers) and Geography (North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia-Pacific). The report offers market size and values in (USD billion) during the forecast years for the above segments.

Trade Finance Market Size

Trade Finance Market Summary
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Study Period: 2019 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 3.74 %

Major Players

Trade Finance Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Trade Finance Market Analysis

The Global Trade Finance Market size in terms of transaction value is expected to grow from USD 4,159.00 billion in 2023 to USD 4,997.40 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 3.74% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Trade finance encompasses a variety of actions, such as lending, factoring, forfeiting, granting letters of credit, and export credit and financing. Several stakeholders are involved in the trade finance process, including the buyer and seller, the trade financier, export credit organizations, and insurers. Between 80% and 90% of global trade is supported by trade finance, which includes trade loans and guarantees. Less developed nations' exporters and importers frequently pay extremely high fees, which raises the cost of their trade, whereas wealthier nations' exporters and importers benefit from the low-interest rates and fees offered by international banks.

Furthermore, much of the factoring done in the trade finance industry is short-term in nature. However, trade finance does not always cover the same ground. Modern global trade has undergone structural changes as a result of the introduction of technology in trade finance. What were once closed systems are now adding new features to expand their services thanks to the adoption of open APIs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems, disrupted trade, and sparked an unprecedented economic crisis. Faster vaccine distribution helped the global economy recover from 2021, but the recovery was uneven and characterized by problems with the supply chain and inflationary pressures. The availability of funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, when formal lending institutions would be too reluctant to lend, could come at a price so high that it would deter enterprises from borrowing, especially SMEs. According to the 2021 ADB Trade Finance Survey, 73% of banks did not cut down on capital availability or trade-supporting limitations, and 58% of banks did not cut back on financing for SMEs. However, as a result of the pandemic's increased macroeconomic uncertainty and banks' heightened sense of increased default risk, a higher percentage of SME application rejections, 40%, was experienced.

Trade Finance Industry Segmentation

The financial tools and goods used by businesses to support international trade and commerce are referred to as trade finance. Commerce financing makes it simpler for importers and exporters to conduct business through trade. The Trade Finance Market is fragmented and is segmented based on Service Provider (Banks, Trade Finance Companies, Insurance Companies, and Other Service Providers) and Geography (North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia-Pacific). The report offers market size and values in (USD billion) during the forecast years for the above segments.

North America
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Middle East
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East
By Service Provider
Trade Finance Companies
Insurance Companies
Other Service Providers

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Trade Finance Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Trade Finance Market according to our research experts:

Digitization Transformation is Driving the Market

Due to the impact of the coronavirus and changes in compliance requirements, the industry has transitioned from perceiving early adopters as driving the digital transformation to one where digitization is a must. The banks and funders must keep up with the groundswell of interest coming from the business end customer. Corporate treasurers are getting more and more frustrated with traditional working practices, and since their workforces are dispersed across numerous time zones and nations, digitization is becoming more and more crucial.

As their systems near their end of life, banks are searching for client-centric solutions to connect with their customers. Financial technology companies (fintech) are discovering that the justifications formerly given by banks and funders for not adopting a more digital or cloud-based manner of working are now justifications to do so. For instance, conducting our due diligence and KYC requirements is now more convenient and paperless when done digitally.

A rising number of people believe that the supply chain financing product technology should be the norm rather than its unique selling proposition, allowing collaboration and customer experience to set different financiers apart from one another in this market. As a result, banks and fintech ought to work together more as they support one another.

Trade Finance Market  - Fintech Adoption Rates in Financial Management Sector in Selected Countries Worldwide, 2021

United States Dominates the Market in the North American Region

Modern technology is becoming more and more crucial to trade financing in the United States. The adoption of blockchain technology in trade finance is anticipated to create lucrative business prospects during the anticipated time period. The demand for safety and security in trading activities is fueling the expansion of the trade finance industry in the United States, along with a surge in SMEs' use of trade financing, more intense competition, and new trade agreements. American multinational corporations have started implementing digital technologies that promise improved supply-chain transparency and efficiency, as well as developing new digital networks to facilitate commerce and financing. The nation's overall international trade imports and exports are increasing in value, which is what's causing the trade finance market to grow.

Trade Finance Market  - Trade Finance Market By Revenue Share (%), 2022

Trade Finance Industry Overview

The research provides a general overview of the trade financing market's competition and a fast recap of recent merger and acquisition deals. It comprises corporate profiles of a few trade finance and trade technology companies in the industry, in addition to banks. Some of the top companies now dominating the market include Santandar, Standard Chartered Bank, and Scotia Bank.

Trade Finance Market Leaders

  1. Santander Bank

  2. ScotiaBank

  3. Commerzbank

  4. Nordea Group

  5. Standard Chartered Bank

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Trade Finance Market News

  • Dec 2022: In collaboration with Majid Al Futtain Retail, the area's Carrefour franchisee, Standard Chartered unveiled what it claims is the Middle East's first sustainable supply chain finance initiative.
  • Dec 2022: "Quantum-secure" digital trade finance instruments will be released by Traxpay and Arqit.
  • Dec 2022: Kyriba introduced a receivables financing solution to assist businesses in releasing constrained funds.

Trade Finance Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

      1. 4.1.1 World's Top Exporters And Importers - Their Trade Finance Usage

      2. 4.1.2 Importance of Trade Financing Types

    2. 4.2 Tradetech - Technology Adoption By the Market

      1. 4.2.1 Bank Consortium For Adopting Block Chain And Distributed ledger Technologies (DLT)

      2. 4.2.2 Use Cases of Technology in The Trade Finance Processes (Supply Chain Finance Platforms, Asset Distribution Platforms, IT Systems, etc)

    3. 4.3 Regulatory Landscape Governing The Eco-system

      1. 4.3.1 Trends in Trade Finance regulation

      2. 4.3.2 Regulations To Deal With Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Sanctions

    4. 4.4 Insights on International Trade Finance Gap

    5. 4.5 Market Drivers

    6. 4.6 Market Restraints

    7. 4.7 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.8.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.8.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.8.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    9. 4.9 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Geography

      1. 5.1.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.1.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. UK

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.1.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.1.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

      5. 5.1.5 Middle East

        1. UAE

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East

    2. 5.2 By Service Provider

      1. 5.2.1 Banks

      2. 5.2.2 Trade Finance Companies

      3. 5.2.3 Insurance Companies

      4. 5.2.4 Other Service Providers


    1. 6.1 Market Competition Overview (Market Concentration And M&A Deals)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Citi group Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Santander Bank

      3. 6.2.3 Scotiabank

      4. 6.2.4 Commerzbank

      5. 6.2.5 Nordea Group

      6. 6.2.6 Unicredit

      7. 6.2.7 Standard Chartered Bank

      8. 6.2.8 Arab Bank

      9. 6.2.9 Societe Generale

      10. 6.2.10 Rand Merchant Bank

      11. 6.2.11 Rabobank

      12. 6.2.12 China Construction Bank

      13. 6.2.13 BNP Paribas*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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Trade Finance Market Research FAQs

The Global Trade Finance Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Global Trade Finance Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.74% over the next 5 years.

The Global Trade Finance Market is expected to reach USD 4159.00 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 3.74% to reach USD 4997.40 billion by 2028.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2019 - 2028.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2022.

Santander Bank, ScotiaBank, Commerzbank, Nordea Group, Standard Chartered Bank are the major companies operating in Global Trade Finance Market.

Trade Finance Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Global Trade Finance market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Global Trade Finance analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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