The Colombia road freight market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. In most low and middle-income countries, trucking is the main method of freight. Road travel is the main mode of transportation in Colombia. The road freight market is driven by the growth of exports from the agricultural sector. The structure of the road freight industry in Columbia is complex and fragmented.
COVID-19 has positively impacted Colombia's road freight market. Due to the lockdown in the country, people started purchasing goods online. The country has 164,000 kilometers of roads, 86% of which have not been paved but are still in use and development. With total revenue of 8.156 billion USD, the road segment category was the most profitable part of the industry in 2019. It was equivalent to 83.5% of the total value of the industry.
The road freight market is highly dependent on the imports and exports in Columbia. Petroleum is Colombia’s main export product, accounting for more than 45% of Colombia’s exports. Manufacturing accounts for almost 12% of Colombia’s exports and it is growing at a rate of more than 10% every year.
Key Market Trends
Rising Investment in Transport and Logistics Sector
Colombia has made considerable progress in expanding its air and seaport capacity, and the country’s ambitious road construction plans seem to be back on track after a series of delays. Also, the government is trying to reform the legal framework of the industry to better promote private investment, while the municipality is committed to improving urban and rural mobility. Nevertheless, Colombia's gradual integration into the international economy and the development of mature global value chains have put pressure on the country's transportation system. Insufficient historical investment levels, coupled with increasing demand from companies and consumers, and difficult geographic conditions in the country have resulted in a huge infrastructure gap. The purpose of the government is to close the gap and promote economic growth. According to data from the Ministry of Transport (MoT), the transportation of goods within the country is mainly carried by roads. Although the investment in road freight transport and logistics is increasing, the investment in each field is not consistent.
Colombia Exports Remain Flat in February and Imports Fall 11.7% YOY in January 2021
After a 24.1% decline in the previous month, exports from Colombia in February 2021 remained the same at USD 2.94 billion. Despite this, some significant annual variations were recorded in the sales of manufactured goods (14.4 %), chemical products (9.8 %), agricultural goods, food & beverages (8 %), unroasted coffee (7.5 %), and beef (1.0 %). Wagyu beef (1.0%). In February 2021, Colombia sold 11.1 million barrels of crude oil, a decrease of 39.2% from the same period last year. During this period, the most important export partners were the United States (31.2% of total sales), China (10.0%), Brazil (5.8%), and India (4.4%). By the end of the year, Colombia’s exports are expected to reach 2.70 USD Billion. From a long-term perspective, Colombia’s exports are expected to reach approximately USD 340 million by 2022 and USD 380 million by 2023.
In January 2021, imports to Colombia fell by 11.7% year-on-year to USD 3.88 billion, after an increase of 1.6% in the previous month due to a rebound in the number of infected people worldwide. In all commodity categories headed by agricultural products, purchases decreased (-12.4%); followed by manufactured goods (-11.8%); and finally fuels and mining products (-10.6%). The largest import partners are the United States (26.7% of total imports), China (24.7%), Mexico (5.7%) and Brazil (4.9%). Colombia's industrial confidence index rose 4.5 points from the previous month to 8.2 in February 2021, which is the highest level since the pandemic began a year ago, and all three components have achieved favorable growth. The current order volume has increased by 9.4 points (-10.9 in January and -20.9 in January), inventory levels have increased by 2.1 points (-0.4 compared to -2.5).
The structure of the road freight industry in Columbia is complex and fragmented. The profitability of a single company depends on effective operations. The major players in the market are Operadores Logisticos De Carga S OPL Carga S.A.S., Coordinadora Mercantil S.A., TCC S.A.S., Transportes Vigia Sociedad Por Acciones Simplificada S.A.S. and Transportes Sanchez Polo S.A.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Scope of the Study
2.2 Research Phases
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.1.2 Oil & Gas and Quarrying
5.1.3 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
5.1.4 Manufacturing & Automotive
5.1.5 Distributive Trade
5.1.6 Others (Pharmaceutical and Healthcare)
5.2 By Vehicle Type
5.2.1 Less Than Truckload (LTL)
5.2.2 Full Truckload (FTL)
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Operadores Logisticos De Carga S OPL Carga S.A.S.
6.2.2 Coordinadora Mercantil S.A.
6.2.3 TCC S.A.S.
6.2.4 Transportes Vigia Sociedad Por Acciones Simplificada S.A.S.
6.2.5 Transportes Sanchez Polo S.A.
6.2.6 Compania De Distribucion Y Transporte S.A. Ditransa
6.2.7 Logistica Transporte Y Servicios Asociados S.A.S.
6.2.8 Cooperativa Santandereana De Transportadores Limitada
6.2.9 Transportes Montejo S.A.S.
6.2.10 Sercarga S.A.S.*
8.2 Insights on Capital Flows
8.3 E-commerce and Consumer Spending-related Statistics
8.4 External Trade Statistics - Export and Import, by Product and by Country
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Operadores Logisticos De Carga S OPL Carga S.A.S.
- Coordinadora Mercantil S.A.
- TCC S.A.S.
- Transportes Vigia Sociedad Por Acciones Simplificada S.A.S.
- Transportes Sanchez Polo S.A.
- Compania De Distribucion Y Transporte S.A. Ditransa
- Logistica Transporte Y Servicios Asociados S.A.S.
- Cooperativa Santandereana De Transportadores Limitada
- Transportes Montejo S.A.S.
- Sercarga S.A.S.*