MYANMAR FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Myanmar Freight and Logistics Market is segmented by Function (Freight Transport, Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, Value-added services and others), and by End User.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



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Market Overview

The Myanmar freight and logistics market is estimated to be valued at more than USD 4 billion and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 7.5% during the forecast period.

  • The logistics sector in the country is under transformation, driven by the increasing trade activity, improving connectivity, and entry of major international players.
  • Lack of proper transport infrastructure has hindered the growth of the logistics sector in the country for many years. However, the ongoing developments in the country present a lot of opportunities for the logistics players.
  • The strategic geographical location of the country is an important factor in attracting investments. The location of the country has a special significance in the Asia-Pacific region, connecting the two major economies of China and India. The country acts like a continental bridge connecting the regions of South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
  • Most of the logistics players in the country, more than three-fourths of them are involved in provision of common services, such as unloading, loading, customs clearance, and forwarding services, while the remaining companies provide value-added services, such as labeling, shipment tracking, and cold storage. As the demand for these services is growing, more number of companies are adding these kind of services to their existing business portfolio.

Scope of the Report

A complete background analysis of the Myanmar freight and logistics market, which includes an 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 logistics spending by the end-user industries are covered in the report.

Freight Transport
Shipping and Inland Water
Freight Forwarding
Value-added Services and Others
Manufacturing and Automotive
Oil and Gas, Mining, and Quarrying
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Distributive Trade (Wholesale and Retail Segments - FMCG included)
Other End Users (Telecommunications, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceuticals)

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Key Market Trends

Road Transport Sector is the Dominant Mode of Transportation

Road freight transportation has been emerging as a leading mode of freight transportation in the recent years along with shipping and inland water transport. Road transport is the dominant mode of domestic transportation, helping connect rural areas and support regional and international trade.

The road network in Myanmar is comparatively weak and underdeveloped among the ASEAN nations, with more than half of the road network being unpaved. The improper infrastructure coupled with the lowest motor vehicle penetration in Southeast Asia results in high transportation costs and long travel times. This makes the trucking costs in the country comparatively higher than other countries in ASEAN.

Lack of focus in the road infrastructure and underinvestment stood as the major hurdles in the road freight transport sector for a very long time in Myanmar. In recent years, the government has realized the importance of logistics infrastructure and thus, has started paying attention to the improvement of road infrastructure. This act is expected to increase the usage of the roads for logistics activities in the future.

Most of the traffic in the country occurs along the Yangon – Mandalay – Muse – Kunming corridor. Traffic volumes at the border amount to 1,000-1,500 trucks per day.

Cross-border trade has been gaining more importance across the Southeast Asian region and has become the key for increasing trade activity and economic development. All the countries in the region have joined hands and created a cooperative development to increase competitiveness altogether. In this context, the cross-border trade is expected to be a major driver of the Myanmar trucking industry.


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Increasing Investments in Construction Sector to Stimulate the Growth of the Market

A combination of good economic growth forecast and location makes the country a favorable destination for investment including for the construction projects.

With the rising labor costs in China, many international companies are looking to shift their manufacturing facilities to ASEAN region. Myanmar offers a promising economic environment for construction and real estate investors.

Logistics play a vital role in the construction projects in the movement of materials and equipment. For example, movement of precast concrete structures from plant to the construction site. Efficient logistics can enhance productivity and have impact on the overall project cost and time.

The Myanmar construction industry has experienced growth rates of more than 10% in the recent years and a lot of large investments are expected to flow into Myanmar's construction sector in the future. The construction sector of the country was valued at USD 9.5 billion in 2018, at more than 16% of the nation’s GDP.


Competitive Landscape

The freight and logistics market in Myanmar is fragmented with a large number of enterprises. The major players for freight transport and logistics services are private companies, except the railway freight operation undertaken by Myanmar Rail (MR) and the inland waterway transport operation undertaken by large-sized vessels of around 1,000 DWT by the Inland Waterway Transport (IWT). Most of the companies operating in the logistics sector of the country are small and medium-sized enterprises. Yusen Logistics, DB Schenker, DHL, CEA Project Logistics, EFR Group are some of the prominent logistics players active in the market.

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. 4.2.3 Opportunities

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

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    6. 4.6 Technological Trends

    7. 4.7 Insights on the E-commerce Industry (Domestic and Cross-border E-commerce)

    8. 4.8 Insights on Intermodal Transportation and Dry Ports

    9. 4.9 Brief on Freight Transportation Costs/Freight Rates in Myanmar

    10. 4.10 Spotlight - Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Myanmar

    11. 4.11 Elaboration on E-Commerce Logistics in Myanmar

    12. 4.12 Brief on Transport Corridors

    13. 4.13 Insights on Cold Chain Logistics in Myanmar


    1. 5.1 BY FUNCTION

      1. 5.1.1 Freight Transport

        1. Road

        2. Shipping and Inland Water

        3. Air

        4. Rail

      2. 5.1.2 Freight Forwarding

      3. 5.1.3 Warehousing

      4. 5.1.4 Value-added Services and Others

    2. 5.2 BY END USER

      1. 5.2.1 Manufacturing and Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Oil and Gas, Mining, and Quarrying

      3. 5.2.3 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

      4. 5.2.4 Construction

      5. 5.2.5 Distributive Trade (Wholesale and Retail Segments - FMCG included)

      6. 5.2.6 Other End Users (Telecommunications, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceuticals)


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles, including Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements)

      1. 6.2.1 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd.)

      2. 6.2.2 DB Schenker

      3. 6.2.3 Deutsche Post DHL Group

      4. 6.2.4 Yamato Holdings Co. Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 Advantis

      6. 6.2.6 Phee Group

      7. 6.2.7 E.F.R Group of Companies

      8. 6.2.8 CEA Projects Co. Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 Damco

      10. 6.2.10 Sojitz Logistics Corporation/ Premium Sojitz Logistics (PSL)

      11. 6.2.11 Magnate Group Logistics Company Limited

      12. 6.2.12 KOSPA Limited

      13. 6.2.13 CJ Logistics Corporation

      14. 6.2.14 Elan Logistics

      15. 6.2.15 Bollore Logistics

    3. 6.3 Other companies (Key Information/Overview)

      1. 6.3.1 Dextra Group, Kargo, DKSH, Tigers Logistics, Indo Trans Logistics Corporation, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Bee Logistics Corp., SUZUE Corporation, SECURE Shipping Services Co.,Ltd., Rhenus Logistics, Srithai Logistics, Global Gifts Logistics Myanmar, Hercules Logistics, Daizen*


  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity and Region

    2. 8.2 Insights on Capital Flows

    3. 8.3 Economic Statistics - Transport and Storage Sector, Contribution to Economy

    4. 8.4 External Trade Statistics - Export and Import, by Product

    5. 8.5 Insights on Key Export Destinations

    6. 8.6 Insights on Key Import Origin Countries

    7. 8.7 List of Prospective Clients for Logistics Service Providers

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Myanmar Freight And Logistics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Myanmar Freight And Logistics Market is valued at Low in 2016.

The Myanmar Freight And Logistics Market is valued at 7.5% in 2026.

  • Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd.
  • DB Schenker
  • CEA Projects Co. Ltd.
  • E.F.R Group of Companies
  • KOSPA Limited

Are the major companies operating in Myanmar Freight And Logistics Market.

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