The Total number of service stations in Switzerland decreased by 5.7% in 2016, totaling to 3,424 service stations.Over 2,000 new fuel cards were issued in 2016, totaling to about 460,000 cards in the market. Of those cards more than 88% were held by fleet vehicles and 11% CRT vehicles.Fuel card volumes increased by 1.6% in 2016 to around 950Millionlitres, breaking the trend started in 2015.Fuel card volumes account for 14.6% of total fuel sold in Switzerland in 2016, and will continue to grow towards 2022.
Over 10,000 new fuel cards will be issued between 2017 and 2022, totaling to over 470,000 cards in the market. Of those cards more than 89% will be held by fleet vehicles and about 10% by CRT vehicles.Fuel card volumes will increase by 2.9% between 2017 and 2022 totaling 996 Million litres in 2022.Fuel card volumes will account for 16.8% of total fuel sold in Switzerland in 2022, as it increases annually between 2018 and 2022.
Fleet card volumes will continue to grow rising 4.8% between 2017 and 2022 to total 830m litres by the end of 2022. CRT card volumes decreased by 0.8% in 2016.after falling by 0.9% in 2015. Between 2017 and 2022 CRT card volumes will fall by 5.6%, totaling 166m litres by the end of 2022.
Top five fuel card operators made up 63.9% of fuel card volumes in 2016 as they all offer large card acceptance networks, while also offering a wide range of services such as toll payments and online monitoring. Shell remained the Swiss fuel card market leader despite losing market share in 2016, accounting for 23.1 as clients were drawn to its wide range of card services.
The report "Fuel Cards in Switzerland 2017", is invaluable for issuers of fleet cards, fuel retailers, fleet leasing companies and other suppliers to the sector. Based on research with issuers and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2022, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of fuel card competition in Switzerland.
Companies mentioned in this report: Shell, BP, Esso, DKV, UTA, TOTAL, Q8, Agip (Eni), ROUTEX, AS24, Aral, OMV, Tamoil, Migrol, Agrola, Avia.
- The total number of service stations in Switzerland decreased by 5.7% in 2016 totalling 3,424 service stations.
- Over 10,000 new fuel cards will be issued between 2017 and 2022, totalling to 474,130 cards in the market.
- Total fleet card volumes rose by 2.1% in 2016 continuing the upward trend started in 2012.
- Shell remained the Swiss fuel card market leader despite losing market share in 2016, accounting for 23.1 as clients were drawn to its wide range of card services.
- Plan effective market entry strategies by uncovering current and future volumes and values of the Swiss fuel card markets.
- Assess whether you should increase network acceptance of your card and identify potential new merchants by uncovering the position of competitors.
- Whether you are an issuer, a processor, a leasing company or a fuel retailer, make informed pitches to partners by understanding their business.
- Enhance fuel sales at your service stations by identifying which fuel cards you should accept based on their market shares and network acceptance.
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