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United Kingdom Road Freight Transport - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2016 - 2029

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  • 287 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5717207
The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market size is estimated at USD 69.23 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 79.70 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 2.86% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Distance - Long Haul : The long-haul segment garnered the highest market share in the UK road freight transport market due to government initiatives to increase infrastructure developments and facilitate the growth of cross-border trucking.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Solid Goods : Solid goods dominate the product type segment in the United Kingdom over liquid goods. Construction, textile and apparel, machinery and equipment, electronics, automobiles, and other industries are included in the solid goods category.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Wholesale and Retail Trade : The United Kingdom has the most advanced e-commerce market in Europe. With the most lucrative e-commerce market across the country, the United Kingdom's wholesale and retail trade sector also leads the road freight transport market.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by TruckLoad Specification - Less than Truckload : Less-than truckload is the fastest-growing segment in the UK road freight transport market, as 85% of the domestic freight moved in the country is transported on roads.

UK Road Freight Transport Market Trends

Wholesale and Retail Trade is the largest segment by End User.

  • The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK manufacturing industry amounted to approximately GBP 194 billion (USD 261.69 billion) in 2021, up from GBP 182.3 (USD 247.51 billion) in 2020. In 2021, the manufacturing industry had approximately 270 thousand business enterprises in the United Kingdom, 5,353 of which were large enterprises employing 500 or more people.
  • E-commerce revenue in the United Kingdom is expected to grow to reach USD 119.1 billion in 2025. In 2020, the e-commerce revenue from the sales of fashion products like apparel and bags increased by over USD 5 billion to around USD 33.5 billion, the third consecutive increase since 2017. This increasing trend may continue, and e-commerce revenue from sales in the fashion market may reach USD 49.5 billion by 2025.
  • Consumers in the United Kingdom spent approximately GBP 12 billion (USD 16.29 billion) on pharmaceutical products in 2020. Since 2012, consumer spending in this market has more than doubled and increased YoY in the provided time interval. In 2020, the country imported over GBP 4.5 billion (USD 6.10 billion) worth of pharmaceutical products from the Netherlands. Thus, the Netherlands had the highest value of pharmaceutical products imported into the United Kingdom, followed by Germany and Belgium.

UK Road Freight Transport Industry Overview

The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 15.36%. The major players in this market are Deutsche Post DHL Group, FedEx, Turners (Soham) Limited, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Wincanton PLC (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents

3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study
3.3 Research Methodology
4.1 GDP Distribution By Economic Activity
4.2 GDP Growth By Economic Activity
4.3 Wholesale Price Inflation
4.4 Economic Performance And Profile
4.5 Transport And Storage Sector GDP
4.6 Logistics Performance
4.7 Modal Share Of Freight Transport Sector
4.8 Length Of Roads
4.9 Export Trends
4.10 Import Trends
4.11 Fuel Pricing Trends
4.12 Trucking Operational Costs
4.13 Trucking Fleet Size By Type
4.14 Major Truck Suppliers
4.15 Road Freight Tonnage Trends
4.16 Road Freight Pricing Trends
4.17 Regulatory Framework
4.18 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis
5.1 End User
5.1.1 Agriculture, Fishing And Forestry
5.1.2 Construction
5.1.3 Manufacturing
5.1.4 Oil And Gas, Mining And Quarrying
5.1.5 Wholesale And Retail Trade
5.1.6 Others
5.2 Destination
5.2.1 Domestic
5.2.2 International
5.3 Truckload Specification
5.3.1 Full Truckload
5.3.2 Less Than Truckload
5.4 Containerization
5.4.1 Containerized
5.4.2 Non- Containerized
5.5 Distance
5.5.1 Long Haul
5.5.2 Short Haul
5.6 Product Type
5.6.1 Liquid Goods
5.6.2 Solid Goods
5.7 Temperature Control
5.7.1 Controlled
5.7.2 Non-Controlled
6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Dachser
6.4.2 DB Schenker
6.4.3 Deutsche Post DHL Group
6.4.4 DSV
6.4.5 FedEx
6.4.6 Fowler Welch
6.4.7 Gist Ltd
6.4.8 Gregory Distribution (Holdings)
6.4.9 Howard Tenens
6.4.10 Hoyer Petrolog UK
6.4.11 Kinaxia Logistics Limited
6.4.12 Maersk
6.4.13 Ryder Systems
6.4.14 Turners (Soham) Limited
6.4.15 United Parcel Service (UPS)
6.4.16 W H Malcolm Ltd
6.4.17 Wincanton PLC
8.1 Global Logistics Market Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter's Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Market Dynamics (Market Drivers, Restraints & Opportunities)
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms
8.7 Currency Exchange Rate

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dachser
  • DB Schenker
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • DSV
  • FedEx
  • Fowler Welch
  • Gist Ltd
  • Gregory Distribution (Holdings)
  • Howard Tenens
  • Hoyer Petrolog UK
  • Kinaxia Logistics Limited
  • Maersk
  • Ryder Systems
  • Turners (Soham) Limited
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • W H Malcolm Ltd
  • Wincanton PLC