North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The North America Pharmaceutical Logistics market is segmented by Product (Generic Drugs, Branded Drugs), by Mode of Operation (Cold Chain Transport, Non-Cold Chain Transport), by Application (Bio Pharma, Chemical Pharma, Specialized Pharma), by Mode of Transport (Air Shipping, Rail Shipping, Road Shipping, Sea Shipping) and by Geography (United States, Canada and Mexico).

Market Snapshot

North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3 %
North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 3% during the forecasted period. The pharmaceutical industry is best known for manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs which aim to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent diseases. The pharmaceutical sector represents a huge industry, with the global market valuing in at more than one trillion U.S. dollars. The best known top global pharmaceutical companies are Pfizer, Merck and Johnson & Johnson from the U.S., Novartis and Roche from Switzerland, Sanofi from France, etc. The increasing demand for pharmaceutical drugs around the world is driving the pharmaceutical logistics market at a rapid pace. North America and Europe are among the largest global submarkets for pharmaceuticals.

Scope of the Report

North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market report provides insights on the market like Market Overview, Market Dynamics, Pharmaceutical Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis, Technological Trends, Investment Scenarios, Government Regulations and Initiatives, Insights on 3PL market in North America (Market Size and Forecast), Impact of Covid-19 on Pharmaceutical Logistics Market and Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis.

By Product
Generic Drugs
Branded Drugs
By Mode of Operation
Cold Chain Transport
Non-Cold Chain Transport
By Application
Bio Pharma
Chemical Pharma
Specialized Pharma
By Mode of Transport
Air Shipping
Rail Shipping
Road Shipping
Sea Shipping
By Country
United States

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Key Market Trends

United States Leading the Pharmaceutical Market Worldwide

North America is the largest global submarket for pharmaceuticals with revenue of USD 510.6 billion in 2018, followed by Europe as second largest global submarkets for pharmaceuticals. In North America region and Worldwide, United States is the largest single pharmaceutical market. The United States, China, Japan, Germany and France led the world pharmaceutical sales market in 2018, with the United States having 47.2 percent of all pharmaceutical sales. As of Q3 2019, total pharmaceutical sales in the United States was estimated to be around 491 billion U.S. dollars. Europe generated around 195 billion U.S. dollars. These two markets, together with Japan, Canada and Australia, form the established (or developed) markets. The rest of the global pharmaceutical revenue is generated from emerging markets which include countries like China, Russia, Brazil and India. These emerging markets have shown the fastest increase in pharmaceutical sales. Latin America with pharmaceutical revenue of some 64 billion U.S. dollars in total, the Indian Subcontinent, and non-European countries are the world regions with the highest predicted compound annual growth rates for next few years. North America is expected to continue to lead global pharmaceutical sales in the coming years.

North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Key Trends

Increasing Merger & Acquisition Deals in Pharmaceutical Sector in North America

With a highly fragmented pharmaceutical market, the north america region has seen its fair share of merger and acquisition deals over the past few years. The number of deals has reduced over the years but the Value of these has been constantly increasing. The Total Value of Merger and Acquisition Deals in North America in 2019 was the highest at 1996.50 billion U.S. dollars followed by Western Europe at 950.43 billion U.S. dollars. In pharmaceutical sector, deal value and volume increased compared to 2018, with 1,276 deals totaling $411 billion completed through early December 2019 versus 1,230 deals totaling $298 billion in 2018. In 2019, the largest merger and Acquisition deal took place in North America, specifically United States. The 100 percent acquisition by pharmaceutical and beauty products manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb Company of the Biopharmaceuticals manufacturer Celgene Corporation for a deal value of 74 billion U.S. dollars was the largest deal during the year.

Other notable deals included Eli Lilly and Loxo Oncology, Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Novartis and the Medicines Co., Novartis and AveXis, Sanofi and Synthorx, and Astellas Pharma and Audentes Therapeutics.

With the number of pharmaceutical companies decreasing as mergers increase, the industry is becoming more systematic which is likely to have a positive impact on pharmaceutical logistics market as well.

North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market is highly competitive and is highly fragmented with presence of many players. With Increasing pharmaceutical sales worldwide, the demand for pharmaceutical logistics service providers has also increased with the increasing sales. The opportunity for logistics service providers is likely to grow rapidly in coming years. Some of the existing major players in the market include – Deutsche Post DHL, FedEx, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, United Parcel Service Inc., C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., CEVA Logistics, DB Schenker, Agility Logistics, Air Canada, VersaCold Logistics Services, Expeditors International of Washington Inc., Penske Truck Leasing Co. LP and Marken.

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 Pharmaceutical Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Technological Trends

    4. 4.4 Investment Scenarios

    5. 4.5 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    6. 4.6 Insights on 3PL market in North America (Market Size and Forecast)

    7. 4.7 Impact of Covid-19 on Pharmaceutical Logistics Market


    1. 5.1 Drivers

    2. 5.2 Restraints

    3. 5.3 Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 By Product

      1. 6.1.1 Generic Drugs

      2. 6.1.2 Branded Drugs

    2. 6.2 By Mode of Operation

      1. 6.2.1 Cold Chain Transport

      2. 6.2.2 Non-Cold Chain Transport

    3. 6.3 By Application

      1. 6.3.1 Bio Pharma

      2. 6.3.2 Chemical Pharma

      3. 6.3.3 Specialized Pharma

    4. 6.4 By Mode of Transport

      1. 6.4.1 Air Shipping

      2. 6.4.2 Rail Shipping

      3. 6.4.3 Road Shipping

      4. 6.4.4 Sea Shipping

    5. 6.5 By Country

      1. 6.5.1 United States

      2. 6.5.2 Canada

      3. 6.5.3 Mexico


    1. 7.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Deutsche Post DHL

      2. 7.2.2 FedEx

      3. 7.2.3 Kuehne + Nagel International AG

      4. 7.2.4 United Parcel Service Inc.

      5. 7.2.5 C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

      6. 7.2.6 CEVA Logistics

      7. 7.2.7 DB Schenker

      8. 7.2.8 Agility Logistics

      9. 7.2.9 Air Canada

      10. 7.2.10 VersaCold Logistics Services

      11. 7.2.11 Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

      12. 7.2.12 Penske Truck Leasing Co. LP*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of 3% over the next 5 years.

Deutsche Post DHL, FedEx, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, United Parcel Service, C. H. Robinson are the major companies operating in North America Pharmaceutical Logistics Market.

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