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India Road Freight Transport Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts up to 2028

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  • 268 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: India
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5717204
The India Road Freight Transport Market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.53%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Distance - Long Haul: The long-haul segment dominates the Indian road freight transport market due to the country’s growing export demand for organic and inorganic chemicals, marine products, mica, coal, and other ores and minerals, including processed minerals.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Solid Goods: Solid goods are the largest product type and dominate over liquid goods. Machinery and transport equipment are the major export categories in India, thus contributing to the growth of solid goods.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Wholesale and Retail Trade: The wholesale and retail trade segment is the largest contributor to the Indian road freight transport market, with e-commerce being one of the key industries fostering its expansion.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by TruckLoad Specification - Less than Truckload: The Indian road logistics market is expected to record a CAGR of 8.41% in volume from 2020 to 2025 due to the growing road infrastructure in the country. This trend may boost the LTL segment's growth.

Key Market Trends

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

  • Between April 2000 and March 2022, the Indian automobile sector received FDI inflows of USD 32.84 billion, the chemical manufacturing sector (excluding fertilizers) received FDI inflows worth USD 19.45 billion, and the drug and pharmaceutical manufacturing sector received FDI inflows worth USD 19.41 billion.
  • In May 2022, the export value of the top 10 major commodities (engineering goods, petroleum products, gems and jewelry, organic and inorganic chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, RMG of all textiles, electronic goods, cotton yarn/fabs/made-ups, rice, plastic, and linoleum) was USD 37.29 billion.
  • The Government of India has taken several initiatives to promote a healthy environment for the growth of the manufacturing sector in the country. Under the Union Budget 2022-2023, the Ministry of Defence has been allocated INR 525,166 crores (USD 67.66 billion). The government also allocated INR 2,403 crore (USD 315 million) for the promotion of electronics and IT hardware manufacturing.

Competitive Landscape

The India Road Freight Transport Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 1.46%. The major players in this market are CJ Darcl Logistics Ltd, Delhivery, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Transport Corporation of India Limited and VRL Logistics Limited (sorted alphabetically).

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
  • 3 months of analyst support

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 CJ Darcl Logistics Ltd
6.4.2 Delhivery
6.4.3 Deutsche Post DHL Group
6.4.4 Ecom Express Limited
6.4.5 FedEx
6.4.6 Gati-Kintetsu Express Private Limited
6.4.7 Geodis
6.4.8 Maersk
6.4.9 Safexpress
6.4.10 Transport Corporation of India Limited
6.4.11 Varuna Group
6.4.12 VRL Logistics Limited


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

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • CJ Darcl Logistics Ltd
  • Delhivery
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Ecom Express Limited
  • FedEx
  • Gati-Kintetsu Express Private Limited
  • Geodis
  • Maersk
  • Safexpress
  • Transport Corporation of India Limited
  • Varuna Group
  • VRL Logistics Limited