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

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  • 273 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: France
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5717210
The France Road Freight Transport Market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.93%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Distance - Long Haul: Since cross-border trucking typically supports the market for long-haul distance road freight transport in France, the long-haul segment dominates the short-haul segment.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Solid Goods: The solid goods type is the largest product type and dominates the liquid goods segment. Machinery and transport equipment has been one of the major import-export categories in France, thus contributing to the segment's growth.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Wholesale and Retail Trade: The wholesale and retail trade sector is the largest contributor to the French road freight transport market, with e-commerce fostering its expansion.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by TruckLoad Specification - Less than Truckload: France's robust transportation and storage sector contributes 4.1% to the country's GDP. Thus, less-than truckload is expanding at the highest rate in the country.

Key Market Trends

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

  • In 2020, the wholesale and retail trade segment was the largest contributor to the French road freight transport market. It contributed 33.45% in 2020, followed by the manufacturing segment, with a share of 30.29%. The manufacturing segment was also a major contributor to France's GDP in 2021, with a share of 33.5% and a volume of USD 983.39 billion.
  • The end-user segment of the road freight transport market declined by 4.12% YoY in 2019, followed by a further decline of 4.19% YoY in 2020 in volume terms due to a decrease in trade patterns in France caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The oil and gas, mining, and quarrying segment witnessed a maximum decline of 4.68% YoY in 2020 due to a decline in the drilling activities related to natural gas and oil.
  • Among all the end-user segments, the construction segment in France experienced the highest CAGR (2016-2021) of 10.87%, followed by the agriculture, fishing, and forestry segment, with a CAGR (2016-2021) of 5.56%. Thus, the scope of these segments is anticipated to be higher in terms of growth. The manufacturing segment is expected to record the highest CAGR of 3.09% and reach a market share of 30.67% during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The France Road Freight Transport Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 11.34%. The major players in this market are Bollore Logistics, Dachser, GEFCO, Martin Brower and STEF (sorted alphabetically).

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
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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 Bollore Logistics
6.4.2 Dachser
6.4.3 DB Schenker
6.4.4 Deutsche Post DHL Group
6.4.5 DSV
6.4.6 Expeditors International
6.4.7 FedEx
6.4.8 FM Logistics
6.4.9 GEFCO
6.4.10 Lactalis Logistique
6.4.11 Martin Brower
6.4.12 STEF
6.4.13 XPO Logistics Inc.


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:

  • Bollore Logistics
  • Dachser
  • DB Schenker
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • DSV
  • Expeditors International
  • FedEx
  • FM Logistics
  • Lactalis Logistique
  • Martin Brower
  • STEF
  • XPO Logistics Inc.