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European Parcels: Market Insight Report 2020

  • ID: 5233848
  • Report
  • December 2020
  • Region: Europe
  • 191 pages
  • Apex Insight

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • FedEx
  • Royal Mail
  • UPS
European Parcels: Market Insight Report 2020 sets out the market structure, size, growth, key trends and competitive landscape, covering eight main countries in depth: Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. These markets represent 76% of European GDP and, according to the market model, 81% of total parcels revenues.

The other countries included in the continent-wide overview and market size estimates are Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Malta and Montenegro. Russia and Turkey are excluded.

The publisher's definition of the parcels market includes domestic, intra-European and international parcels. It also includes business-to-business, business-to-consumer and consumer consigned parcels.
  • Parcel weight definitions vary, between operators and countries, but most describe parcels up to various weights approaching 40 kg.
  • All service levels are included (time definite and deferred).
  • Adjacent services, such as mail, pallet distribution, groupage, freight forwarding, same day delivery fulfilment and contract logistics are excluded.
The report provides historical and forecast market sizes covering the period from 2014-2024.
  • Market sizes are presented in value and volume terms.
  • Market values are presented on a constant currency basis.
  • The market is segmented by country and, within each country and at the overall European level, between B2B, B2C and C2X.
The report includes in-depth profiles of the European operations of the following groups:
  • DP DHL
  • UPS
  • FedEx (including TNT)
  • Royal Mail Group
  • Le Groupe La Poste/DPD
  • Hermes
  • Poste Italiane
  • Amazon Logistics
The report draws on:
  • The publisher's work on the parcels markets in several key countries and regions
  • Their consulting work in the industry which has included advising on market and strategic issues and the attractiveness of parcel company acquisitions
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • FedEx
  • Royal Mail
  • UPS
About this report
  • Background to the report
  • What does the report cover?
  • What are the sources and methodology?
  • Who is it useful for?
  • Who wrote the report?
Summary

Market size and growth

Market trends

Competitive landscape
  • Outlook
About the Publisher: Parcels & Logistics Research Highlights

About the Publisher: recent parcels, transport and logistics consulting experience

About the Publisher: example parcels/delivery research and consulting clients

Contents
  • List of Charts and Tables
  • European Parcels Market Background
Market Definition
  • Characteristics of the market
  • Business vs. consumer delivery
  • Other segmentations of the market
  • Premium/economy
  • International/domestic
  • The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on GDP
  • Impact on retailer performance
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on parcel carrier revenue and volume
  • Carrier comments on 2020 trading
Market Trends

1. Changes in retail patterns
  • Increase in direct sales by brands
  • Emergence and growth of subscription box business model
2. Improvement in carrier systems supporting improved customer service

3. Development of better last mile delivery solutions
  • Self-employed couriers
  • Parcel shops and locker networks
  • Delivery to the workplace
  • Home lockers and in-boot deliveries
  • Urban depots - local and mobile
4. Increasing use of new delivery vehicle types
  • Cargo bikes
  • Electric vans
  • Delivery drones and robots
5. Leading retailers playing a more active role in delivery
  • Amazon
  • Alibaba
  • Other retailers
  • Click & Collect
6. Increased use of technology in carrier operations
  • Hub and depot automation
  • Robotics
  • PoD improvements
  • Blockchain
7. Variations in, or alternatives to, hub and spoke models

8. Cross-border B2C deliveries

9. Same day delivery

10. Evolving role of postal operators

11. Increased role of brokers to serve the C2X segment

12. Supply chain trends leading to slower growth of B2B parcels
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Parcels market value
  • Volume
  • GDP Growth
  • Pricing
  • Economic performance and impact on parcels markets
  • Impact of internet retail market growth on parcels markets
Competitive Landscape
  • Types of parcels carriers
  • Postal operators
  • Integrators
  • European networks
  • Independents
  • Market shares
  • Acquisitions
  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • Royal Mail
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • Le Groupe La Poste/GeoPost
Profiles of Leading Groups
  • DPDHL
  • UPS (Europe)
  • Recent developments
  • FedEx
  • Recent developments
  • Royal Mail Group
  • Le Groupe La Poste/DPD
  • Parcels (within Services-Mail-Parcels)
  • GeoPost
  • Recent developments
  • Hermes
  • Recent developments
  • Poste Italiane
  • Amazon Logistics
  • Network of facilities
  • Development of core delivery operations
  • Amazon’s delivery model
  • Additional services
  • Shipping with Amazon
  • Implications for other carriers
  • Other European networks
  • Eurodis
  • Net Express Europe
  • GO! (General Overnight)
Forecasts
  • Economic growth forecasts
  • Internet retail forecasts
  • Parcels market forecasts
  • Growth by country
  • Growth by segment
  • Key messages for parcels networks
  • Risks to the forecasts
  • Germany
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of overall retail
  • Germany - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • UPS Germany
  • DPD
  • GLS Germany
  • FedEx/TNT
  • Germany - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecasts
  • Parcels market forecast
  • United Kingdom
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of overall retail
  • UK - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • Royal Mail
  • DHL Express
  • DHL Parcel UK (UK Mail)
  • DPD
  • DPD Local
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • TNT Express
  • Yodel
  • Hermes
  • DX Group
  • Tuffnells
  • APC Overnight
  • Amazon Logistics
  • UK - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • France
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of overall retail
  • France - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • La Poste
  • Geodis (SNCF Logistics)
  • FedEx France
  • UPS France
  • DHL France
  • GLS France
  • Ciblex
  • Colis Privé
  • France - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • Italy
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of overall retail
  • Italy - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • BRT SpA
  • DHL Italy
  • UPS Italy
  • Poste Italiane
  • GLS Italy
  • FedEx Italy
  • Italy - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • Spain
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of overall retail
  • Spain - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • Correos/Correos Express
  • DHL Spain
  • SEUR Geopost
  • Amazon Spain Fulfilment
  • MRW
  • UPS España
  • Nacex
  • FedEx
  • GLS Spain
  • Tourline
  • Envialia
  • Spain - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • Netherlands
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of overall retail
  • Netherlands - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • PostNL
  • DHL Parcel Netherlands
  • UPS Netherlands
  • FedEx Netherlands
  • DPD Netherlands
  • GLS Netherlands
  • Netherlands - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • Belgium
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Internet retail as a percentage of GDP
  • Belgium - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • bpost
  • UPS Belgium
  • FedEx Belgium
  • DPD Belgium
  • DHL Belgium
  • GLS Belgium
  • Belgium - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • Poland
Market size and growth
  • Parcels market size
  • GDP growth
  • Internet retail sales and growth
  • Poland - Competitor Analysis
  • Leading parcel delivery companies by revenue
  • DPD Polska Sp. z.o.o.
  • DHL Express (Poland) Sp z.o.o
  • UPS Polska Sp z.o.o
  • Poczta Polska S.A.
  • FedEx
  • General Logistics Systems Poland Sp z.o.o
  • Poland - Parcels market forecast
  • GDP forecast
  • Internet retail forecast
  • Parcels market forecast
  • Appendix
  • Notes to be read in conjunction with this report 1
List of Exhibits
European parcels market volume by country
COVID-19 Period Parcels Volume Compared to Prior Period, 2020
Cargo bikes from a range of carriers in Germany
Leading carrier shares by country (illustrative)
GDP in selected European countries, Q1 & Q2
European GDP growth 2015-2025
COVID-19 Period Parcels Revenue Performance Compared to Prior Period, 2020 - Chart
COVID-19 Period Parcels Revenue Growth Compared to Prior Period, 2020 - Table
COVID-19 Period Parcels Volume Growth Compared to Prior Period, 2020 - Chart
COVID-19 Period Parcels Volume Growth Compared to Prior Period, 2020 - Table
Hermes parcel shop in the UK
Parcel shop and locker locations in main European countries, 2019
Hermes testing in-boot deliveries with VW
DPD ‘Green Last Mile’ initiative: using double decker bus as depot
Zedify cargo bike
DPD EAV P1 cargo bike
Yodel cargo bike in Oxford
Geek+ robots used in a distribution centre
Amazon robots deployed in a fulfilment centre
Soly robot at DPD Paris
European parcels market value and growth by country €mn, 2014-19
European parcels market value and growth by country €mn, 2014-19
European parcels market value and growth by segment (B2B, B2C, C2X) €bn, 2014-19
European parcels market value and growth by segment (B2B, B2C, C2X) €bn, 2014-19 (table)
European parcels market volume by country, 2014 vs. 2019/m parcels
GDP growth by country, CAGR 14-19 %
European GDP growth: 2015-20/annual % change
Internet retail spend by main European country, 2014-2019/€bn
Internet retail spend by main European country, 2014-2019/€bn
Internet retail as a share of overall retail sales 2014-19/%
Historical market shares of leading carrier groups
2019 market shares of leading carriers by country
Revenues of Leading Carriers by European Country, 2019
Revenue from outside largest market/€m, %
FedEx Inc. European acquisitions 2006-2020
UPS Inc. European acquisitions 2008-2019
Royal Mail European acquisitions 2015-18
Deutsche Post DHL acquisitions 2004-2016
Le Groupe La Poste acquisitions 2004-2020
Deutsche Post DHL European parcels revenue, 2010-2019
Deutsche Post DHL European Parcels & DHL Express Europe Revenue, 2010-2019
UPS European operations by country, 2020
History of UPS’ European expansion
FedEx Express European operations, 2020
Royal Mail revenues by operating segment, 2014-2020
Royal Mail revenues by operating segment, 2014-2020
GLS financial performance, 2011-2020
Royal Mail parcel volumes, UKPIL, GLS and Parcelforce, 2011-2020
Royal Mail parcel volumes, UKPIL, GLS and Parcelforce, 2011-2020
Royal Mail/GLS parcel revenues by selected major European countries, 2012-18 (€m)
GLS European operational statistics, 2020
Recent developments
Le Groupe La Poste Group financials, 2012-2020/€m
Le Groupe La Poste financial performance (Services-Mail-Parcels & GeoPost), 2014-2020/€m
La Poste parcel volumes (m), GeoPost/Services-Mail-Parcels , 2014-2020
Le Groupe La Poste operating statistics, 2016-2020
GeoPost revenue by country, 2018-2020/H1
Hermes Europe revenues, employees and consignments, 2011-19
Poste Italiane parcel revenue and volume by segment (B2B, B2C, Other), 2016-20
Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough, UK
Amazon’s logistics facilities worldwide, 2020
Eurodis network member operational statistics, 2019
European GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
GDP Growth by country, CAGR 14-19 & 19-24
Internet retail spend forecast by country €bn, 2014-24
Internet retail as a share of overall retail sales 2014-2024/%
Forecast European parcels market by country €bn, 2014-2024
Forecast European parcels market by segment €bn, 2014-2024
Forecast European parcels market by country by segment/€m, 2014-2024
Germany parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
Germany GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
Germany internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Internet retail as % of overall retail: Germany vs. European average 2014-2019
Germany parcels revenue by carrier, 2019 €m
DPD Germany revenue, 2016-19
GLS Germany revenue, 2012-19
FedEx Germany revenue, 2012-2019
Forecast Germany GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast Germany internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast: Internet retail as % of overall retail: Germany vs. European average
Forecast Germany parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
UK parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
United Kingdom GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
UK internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Internet retail as % of overall retail: UK vs. European average 2014-19
UK parcels revenue by carrier (grouped), 2018/€m
UK parcels revenue by carrier (individual), 2015-2019/€m
Royal Mail UK parcel volume (inc. Parcelforce), 2011-2020/m
Royal Mail UK parcel revenue & revenue per parcel, 2012-20/£m
DHL Parcel UK (UK Mail) revenues, 2010-2019/£m
DPDgroup revenue, 2010-2019/£m
DPD Local turnover, 2010-2019/£m
UPS turnover, 2010-2018/£m
FedEx turnover (combined), 2010-2019/£m
TNT Express turnover, 2010-19 £m
Yodel turnover, 2010-2019/£m
Hermes financials, 2010-2020 £m
Tuffnells financials, 2010-2019 £m
APC Overnight financials, 2010-2019 £m
Amazon Logistics notional revenue, 2013-19 £m
Forecast UK GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast UK internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast: Internet retail as % of overall retail: UK vs. European average
Forecast UK parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
France parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
France GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
France internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Internet retail as % of overall retail: France vs. European average 2014-19
France parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2019
France parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2014-2019
La Poste parcel revenues (France), 2011-2019/€m
UPS France revenue, 2010-2019 €m
DHL France revenue, 2010-2019 €m
GLS France revenue, 2010-2019/€m
Ciblex revenue, 2011-2019/€m
Colis Privé revenue, 2010-2019/€m
Forecast France GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast France internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast: Internet retail as % of overall retail: France vs. European average
Forecast France parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
Italy parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
Italy GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
Italy internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Internet retail as % of overall retail: Italy vs. European average 2014-19
Italy parcels market competitor analysis 2019/€m
BRT s.p.a. revenue, 2011-19/€m
DHL Express Italy revenue, 2010-19/€m
UPS Italy revenue, 2011-19/€m
Poste Italiane parcel revenues (B2B, B2C, Other), 2016-19
Poste Italiane parcel volumes (B2B, B2C, Other), 2016-19
GLS Italy revenue, 2011-19/€m
TNT Express Italy revenue, 2010-19/€m
Forecast Italy GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast Italy internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast: Internet retail as % of overall retail: Italy vs. European average
Forecast Italy parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
Spain parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
Spain GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
Spain internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Internet retail as % of overall retail: Spain vs. European average 2014-19
Spain parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2018
Spain parcels market competitor analysis - parcel revenues €m, 2015-18
Correos + Correos Express parcels revenue, 2016-19/€m
DHL Spain revenue, 2014-18 €m
SEUR Spain revenues, 2017-19 €m
TIPSA (acquired by SEUR)
UPS España financials, 2010-19/€m
FedEx Spain financials, 2010-19/€m
GLS Spain financials, 2010-18 €m
Forecast Spain GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast Spain internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast: Internet retail as % of overall retail: Spain vs. European average
Forecast Spain parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
Netherlands parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
Netherlands GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
Netherlands internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Internet retail as % of overall retail: Netherlands vs. European average 2014-19
Netherlands parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2019
PostNL parcel volume, 2010-2019/m
UPS Netherlands financials, 2010-19 €m
DPD Netherlands financials, 2010-19 €m
Forecast Netherlands GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast Netherlands internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast: Internet retail as % of overall retail: Netherlands vs. European average
Forecast Netherlands parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
Belgium parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
Belgium GDP growth: 2015-20/annual % change
Belgium internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Belgium parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2018
Belgium parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2018
bpost Parcel Revenues, Domestic & International, 2012-2018
bpost Parcel Revenues, Domestic & International, 2012-2018
Forecast Belgium GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast Belgium internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast Belgium parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024
Poland parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2019
Poland GDP growth: 2015-19/annual % change
Poland internet retail sales and growth, 2014-19 €bn
Poland parcels market competitor analysis €m, 2018
DPD Polska financials, 2013-19 €m
DHL Express (Poland) financials, 2010-18 €m
UPS Polska financials, 2010-18 €m
General Logistics Systems Poland financials, 2010-2018/€m
Forecast Poland GDP growth: 2015-25/annual % change
Forecast Poland internet retail sales and growth: 2014-24/€bn
Forecast Poland parcels market size and growth by segment, €m, 2014-2024 189
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Amazon
  • Alibaba
  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • Royal Mail
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • Le Groupe La Poste/GeoPost
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