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Global Parcel Delivery Market Insight Report 2021

  • ID: 5357115
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 143 Pages
  • Apex Insight

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amazon Logistics
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • FedEx
  • Japan Post Group
  • La Poste Group (GeoPost)
  • Royal Mail Group
The report covers the parcels market at the global level and region-by-region. There is necessarily most focus on the top 10 country markets (US, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, China, Japan, India and Brazil), although our historical and forecast market size and growth estimates are provided for a wider range of countries.

The report provides historical and forecast market sizes covering the period from 2015-2025, segmented between B2C+Returns and B2B+C2X. Adjacent services, such as mail, pallet distribution, groupage, freight forwarding, same-day courier and contract logistics are excluded wherever data allows.

Market information is quoted in value terms and on a constant currency basis (to remove distortions due to exchange rate movements). Volume information is presented where available.

The global parcels market exceeded US$500bn in value in 2020, up from just under US$450bn in 2018.

Asia Pacific is the largest regional parcels market by value, accounting for around 42% of the global market. North America and Europe together represent a little over 50% of the market.

China is the key growth market, representing almost 62% of the Asia-Pacific regional total by value. Chinese parcel volumes reached 83bn in 2019.

The US is still the largest country market in value terms, although China has surpassed it in volume. In Europe, Germany is the largest market with Poland and the UK having been the fastest-growing of the main countries (8.7% and 11.6% CAGR 2015-20 respectively).

Online retail is the main driver of growth in parcel delivery volumes. Global online sales were in excess of US$4.2trn in 2020, having grown at a rate of 25% per year. The largest online retail country markets are the US, UK, China and Japan. China has had online retail growth of more than 30% per year.

Growth is high in both emerging and developed economies. Globally, online now accounts for almost 20% of total retail sales, up from around 7% in 2015.

Market information is quoted in value terms and on a constant currency basis (to remove distortions due to exchange rate movements). Volume information is presented where available. The report includes in-depth profiles of the leading carriers..
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amazon Logistics
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • FedEx
  • Japan Post Group
  • La Poste Group (GeoPost)
  • Royal Mail Group
About this Report

Summary
  • Contents
  • Global parcels market background
  • Market definition
  • Characteristics of the market
  • Business vs. consumer delivery
  • Other segmentations of the market
  • Premium/economy
  • International/domestic
  • Global parcels market size
  • Regional overview
  • Largest country markets
  • Global market drivers
  • Economic growth trends
  • Online retail
  • Internet retail growth by country
  • Internationalisation of online retail
  • Challenges of increased B2C deliveries for carriers
  • Global parcels market forecasts
  • COVID-19 - please read this section first
  • Global market size
  • Global parcels market forecast by region/country
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Driver forecasts
  • Economic growth
  • Online retail
  • Risks to forecasts
  • Global market trends

1. Development of more effective last mile delivery solutions
  • Parcel shops and locker networks
  • Self-employed couriers
  • Delivery to the workplace
  • Home lockers and in-boot deliveries

2. Leading retailers playing a more active role in delivery
  • Amazon
  • Alibaba
  • JD.com
  • Argos
  • Click & Collect

3. Improvement in carrier systems supporting improved customer service

4. Increased use of technology in carrier operations
  • Hub and depot automation
  • Last mile delivery technology
  • PoD improvements
  • Blockchain

5. Variations in, or alternatives to, hub and spoke models

6. New entrants with different business models

7. Growth of same day delivery

8. Evolving role of postal operators

9. Increased role of brokers to serve the C2X segment

10. Supply chain trends leading to slower growth of B2B parcels

11. Environmental impact of delivery

Global competitive landscape
  • Integrators vs other private carriers and postal operators
  • Integrators
  • Postal operators
  • Other carriers
  • Parcel revenues
  • Group revenues
  • Operating margins
  • Volumes
  • Revenue per parcel
  • Carrier Alliances
  • Post office and independent carrier alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Major strategic moves which have shaped the industry
  • FedEx acquisition of TNT
  • Recent acquisition activity
  • Outlook for competitive landscape

Global Parcel Carrier Profiles
  • UPS
  • Description
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • Description
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • Yamato Holdings
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • Japan Post Group
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • Royal Mail
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • USPS
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • Le Groupe La Poste
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • SG Holdings (Sagawa Express)
  • Revenue
  • Segmentation
  • Operations/Geographical Presence
  • Profit
  • Acquisitions
  • Significant News
  • Amazon Logistics
  • Volumes
  • Operations
  • Amazon Air (Prime Air)
  • Amazon Lockers
  • Shipping with Amazon
  • Amazon Key
  • SF Express
  • Regional parcels markets
  • Europe
  • Market definition
  • Characteristics of the market
  • Business vs. consumer delivery
  • Other segmentations of the market
  • Premium/economy
  • International/domestic
  • Market value
  • North America
  • United States
  • Parcel delivery market size
  • US Competitive Landscape
  • Carrier Overview
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • China Parcels Market Value
  • Growth rate comparison: China vs. other markets
  • China Parcels Market Volume
  • Revenue per parcel
  • B2B/C2X and online retail delivery (B2C/C2C)
  • China - Competitive Landscape
  • Overview
  • South/Central America
  • Africa
  • Middle East

Appendix 1: definition of regions
Appendix 2: Country-by-country historical and forecast parcels market size and growth

List of Exhibits
  • Global parcels market value, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Global parcels market value by region, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Global parcels market value by region, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Global parcels market: largest country markets, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • GDP of Leading Economies, 2014-2019/US$bn, % CAGR
  • Online retail value worldwide, 2012-2019 (US$bn)
  • Online retail sales by region, 2014-2019/US$bn
  • Online retail sales - largest countries, 2014-2019/US$bn
  • Online retail sales - largest countries, 2014-2019/US$bn
  • Comparison of online retail sales in major economies, 2014-19
  • Global parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$bn) – revised to reflect COVID-19
  • Global parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Global parcels market forecast by region/US$bn
  • Global parcels market forecast by region, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Global parcels market forecast by largest countries, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Europe parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Europe parcels market forecast by country, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • North America parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • North America parcels market forecast by country, 2014-2024 (US$m)
  • Asia Pacific parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$m)
  • Asia Pacific parcels market forecast by country, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • South America parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • South America parcels market forecast by country, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Africa parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Africa parcels market forecast by country, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Middle East parcels market forecast, 2014-2024 (US$m)
  • Forecast GDP of Leading Economies, 2014-2024/US$bn, % CAGR
  • Forecast online retail value worldwide, 2014-2024 (US$bn)
  • Forecast online retail value by region, 2014-2024
  • Forecast online retail value of major countries, 2014-2024
  • Hermes parcel shop in the UK
  • DHL testing in-boot deliveries
  • Argos same day delivery
  • STO Express warehouse robots in China
  • Starship delivery robot in Milton Keynes
  • Stuart same day delivery
  • UPS electric vehicle manufactured by Arrival
  • Rivian built Amazon electric vehicle
  • Parcel revenues of leading companies, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Global parcel revenues by region, 2019
  • Global parcel companies’ group revenue, latest revenues (US$m)
  • Global parcel companies by operating margin (parcels), 2014-2019 (%)
  • Global parcel delivery companies by parcel volume (m), latest available data
  • Global parcel companies: revenue per parcel ($), 2014-2019
  • Recent parcels acquisition activity, 2011-2019
  • UPS revenue, 2010-2019/US$m
  • UPS revenue by major division, 2010-19 US$m
  • UPS revenue by segment (parcel operations), 2014-19/US$m
  • UPS parcel volumes by segment (parcel operations), 2014-19/m
  • UPS revenue per parcel, 2010-19/US$
  • UPS revenue by segment (parcel operations), 2014-19/US$m
  • UPS Inc. Acquisitions 2004-2019
  • DPDHL revenue, 2010-2018/US$m
  • DPDHL revenue by division, 2013-2018/US$m
  • DPDHL revenue by segment (parcels operations), 2014-2018/US$m
  • DPDHL Q1-Q3 financial results, 2020
  • DPDHL parcel volumes by division, 2014-2018/Growth %
  • DPDHL revenue per parcel, 2013-18/$
  • DPDHL operating profit by division, 2014-18
  • Deutsche Post DHL Acquisitions 2004-2017
  • FedEx revenue, 2014-2019/US$m
  • Parcels vs. other
  • FedEx revenue by division, 2016-19 US$m
  • FedEx Express revenue by segment (parcel operations), 2016-19/US$m
  • FedEx parcel volume by segment, 2016-2019
  • FedEx parcel volume by segment, 2016-2019
  • FedEx revenue per parcel, 2016-19/US$
  • FedEx profit by segment, 2016-19/US$m
  • FedEx profit margin by segment, 2016-19/%
  • Yamato Group revenue, 2010-2019 US$m
  • Parcels vs. other
  • Yamato Group revenue by division (parcels vs. other), 2010-19 $m
  • Yamato Group parcels revenue by type, 2010-2019/US$bn
  • Revenue growth of Yamato delivery services, 2010-19/$m; CAGR %
  • Yamato Group parcel volumes by segment, 2013-2019
  • Yamato Group revenue per item, 2013-2019 $
  • Yamato Group profit by division, 2013-2019 $m
  • Japan Post Group revenue, 2010-2019/US$bn
  • Parcels vs. other
  • Japan Post Group revenue by division, 2014-2019 /US$m
  • Japan Post Group revenue growth by division, 2014-19/%
  • Japan Post Group parcel volumes by type, 2016-18
  • Royal Mail Group revenue, 2011-2019/$m
  • Parcels vs. other
  • Royal Mail Group revenues by segment, 2013-2019
  • Royal Mail Group parcels revenue by segment, 2013-2019
  • Royal Mail Group revenue growth, 2013-19/CAGR %
  • Royal Mail Group parcel volumes 2013-19
  • Royal Mail Group revenue per parcel 2013-19/US$
  • Royal Mail Group operating profit 2013-19/$m
  • Royal Mail acquisitions 2015-18
  • USPS revenue, 2010-2019/US$m
  • Parcels vs. other
  • USPS revenues by division, 2013-2019
  • USPS revenues by division, 2014-2019/$m
  • USPS Shipping and Packages division revenues by segment, 2016-19 $m
  • USPS Shipping and Packages division revenues CAGR, 2016-19
  • USPS Shipping and Packages volumes, 2016-2019
  • USPS revenue per parcel
  • Le Groupe La Poste revenues, 2013-2019 $m
  • Parcels vs. other
  • Le Groupe La Poste revenues by division, 2014-2019
  • Le Groupe La Poste parcel revenues by segment, 2014-19 $m
  • Le Groupe La Poste revenue growth by segment, 2014-19 $m
  • Le Groupe La Poste parcel volume by segment, 2014-18 m
  • Revenue per parcel 2014-2018
  • Le Groupe La Poste profit margin by division, 2014-2018
  • Le Groupe La Poste Acquisitions 2004-2019
  • SG Holdings revenues, 2010-2018 $m
  • Parcels vs. other
  • SG Holdings revenue by segment, 2010-2019 $m
  • SG Holdings parcel volumes by segment, 2013-19 (m)
  • SG Holdings Delivery division revenue per parcel, $
  • SG Holdings profit by division, 2014-2019
  • Amazon’s logistics facilities worldwide, 2020
  • Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury, Essex, UK
  • Amazon Air plane
  • SF Holding financial performance, 2015-2018 (RMB m)
  • SF Holding financial performance, 2015-2018 (US$ m)
  • SF Express parcel volume, 2014-2018
  • SF Express average revenue per parcel, 2014-18
  • SF Express revenue by sub-segment, 2017-2018 (RMB)
  • SF Express revenue by sub-segment, 2017-2018 (US)
  • Europe parcels market value, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Europe Parcels Market Value by Country, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • North America Parcels Market Value, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • North America Parcels Market Value by Country, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • US parcels market value and growth, 2014-2019/US$m
  • US parcels market value and growth, 2014-2019/US$m
  • Asia Pacific parcels market value, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Asia Pacific parcels market value by country, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • China Parcels Market Size, 2007-2019 (RMB bn)
  • China Parcels Market Size, 2007-2018 (RMB/US$ bn)
  • China Parcels Market Volume: 2007-2019 (m)
  • China Parcels Market Volume and Growth: 2007-2019 (m)
  • Revenue per parcel: 2007-2019/RMB
  • Marketplaces
  • Carriers
  • Open local delivery platforms
  • Parcel shop and locker networks
  • South America Parcels Market Value, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • South America Parcels Market Value by Country, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Africa Parcels Market Value, 2013-2018 (US$m)
  • Africa Parcels Market Value by Country, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Middle East Parcels Market Value, 2014-2019 (US$m)
  • Global parcels market value by country, 2014, 2019, 2024/$m
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • Yamato
  • SG Holdings (Sagawa Express)
  • Japan Post Group
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Royal Mail Group
  • La Poste Group (GeoPost)
  • Amazon Logistics
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