Japan Freight and Logistics Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Japan Freight and Logistics market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Japan 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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Japan Freight and Logistics Market Summary
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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period 2017 - 2030
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2024) USD 320.1 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2030) USD 406.7 Billion
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Logistics Function Freight Transport
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2030) 4.07 %
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by Logistics Function Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP)

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Japan Freight and Logistics Market Analysis

The Japan Freight and Logistics Market size is estimated at 320.1 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 406.7 billion USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.07% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

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320.1 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

406.7 Billion

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

4.14 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

4.07 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Fastest Growing Market by Mode of Transport

5.03 %

Projected CAGR, Air, 2024-2030

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JAL's low-cost carrier unit, Spring Japan, is set to commence operations with three Airbus A321 converted freighters in 2024, initially operating 21 flights daily across four key routes.

Largest CEP Market by Destination

64.17 %

value share, Domestic, 2023

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E-commerce has been the key catalyst for the growth of the domestic CEP segment. The e-commerce market in Japan grew by 6.8% YoY and reached USD 155.1 billion in 2023.

Largest Market by End User Industry

41.98 %

value share, Wholesale and Retail Trade, 2023

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The e-commerce market in Japan is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.75% during the period 2023-2027, driving the wholesale and retail trade end-user segment.

Largest Warehousing Market by Temperature Control

92.15 %

value share, Non-Temperature Controlled, 2023

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Mitsubishi Estate unveiled plans to invest USD 3.3 billion in the logistics sector till 2033. Their focus lies in developing warehouses tailored for automobile batteries and self-driving trucks.

Fastest Growing Warehousing Market by Temperature Control

3.91 %

Projected CAGR, Temperature Controlled, 2024-2030

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Japan witnessed a rise in its cold storage warehouse capacity in recent years. In April 2023, GLP Pte Ltd initiated the construction of two fully refrigerated cold storage facilities, spanning 55,000 sq. m.

Rising demand for road freight services due to increasing e-commerce sales and structural changes in Japan

  • In December 2023, DHL Express and Japan Airlines (JAL) forged a long-term partnership centered around JAL's Boeing 767-300 freighters. This collaboration aims to tap into the surging demand in the international express and e-commerce shipping sectors, particularly in East Asia. By teaming up with DHL, JAL is bolstering its efforts to establish key connections between Japan, Seoul, Shanghai, and Taipei, leveraging the Boeing 767-300ER freighters. Notably, DHL plans to expand its intra-East Asia network by leveraging the routes introduced by JAL starting in February 2024.
  • Investments in public road construction and maintenance reached approximately USD 61.71 billion in FY 2019, marking a rise from the previous fiscal year's USD 56.3 billion. Notably, construction expenditures surpassed maintenance costs by over USD 11.92 billion. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) projects a 40% increase in its annual spending on public infrastructure until around FY 2044, compared to 2018 levels, to combat infrastructure deterioration.
  • Global cross-border e-commerce has been a key catalyst for the international courier, express, and parcel (CEP) industry. Japan's cross-border e-commerce with the United States and China alone reached JPY 373 billion (USD 251 billion) in 2021. These two nations emerged as dominant players in cross-border B2C transactions, with Chinese giants like Alibaba and American e-commerce platforms like Amazon leading the way. Recognizing the growth potential, online retailers are actively enhancing the Japanese consumer experience, further fueling the shift toward online shopping. With e-commerce projected to hit USD 225 billion by 2027, the demand trajectory remains robust.
Japan Freight and Logistics Market

Japan Freight and Logistics Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2030