Poland Logistics And Warehousing Market Outlook To 2022-Ken Research

How Logistics & Warehousing  Market Is Positioned in Poland?

The market is an amalgamation of a number of organized and unorganized players consisting of freight forwarders specializing in land, sea or air transportation, warehouse service providers, companies specializing in cold chain services, courier, express and parcel service providers and total logistics services providers that operate a multimodal transport model. Since Poland’s accession into the European Union (EU) in 2004, the trade flow has increased among the countries in the EU. The trade between Poland and Germany has increased substantially. Since then, the road transportation in the country has also witnessed a positive change. The freight forwarding sector is the leading segment with the highest contribution to the overall revenue of the logistics industry. It was followed by warehousing and value added services. Logistic services have been extremely successful in connecting Poland to different export and import markets across Europe and the world.

The logistics And Warehousing market in Poland has shown a remarkable growth in the past decade. The trade has improved due to lesser border restrictions, which has catapulted the logistics industry into a new dawn. The economic benefits received by Poland from the EU have helped the country to develop its infrastructure and supported the growth of the logistics industry. The logistics industry grew robustly with a CAGR of ~% from 2012 to 2014. The market grew from USD ~ billion in 2012 to USD ~ billion in 2014. The rise in domestic consumption has fuelled growth in the retail and FMCG sector which has further acted as a growth catalyst for the logistics industry. Manufacturing sector of the country has also witnessed substantial growth in recent years. The logistics industry grew robustly with a CAGR of ~% from 2015 to 2017. The market grew from USD ~ billion in 2015 to USD ~ billion in 2017.

Freight forwarding segment has dominated the Logistic and warehousing industry in Poland over the past few years. The increase in demand for transportation of goods from one place to another has accelerated the size of the freight forwarding services in the country. Warehousing is the second largest contributor in the logistic Industry. Rise in the e-commerce, retail and FMCG industry in the country has driven the demand of warehousing services in the country. Value added services had contributed smaller share in 2017. Continual investment by the government in development of logistics infrastructure and entry of several global players in the market have been the main reasons behind the increase in the share of the freight forwarding segment over the past five years. Normal delivery has contributed majorly to the revenues of Poland logistics market over the past few years. Normal delivery usually takes 6-7 days for delivering the product (depends on the distance between pick up & dropping point). Majority of the B2B logistics is performed through normal delivery. The express delivery segment has contributed least in the revenues of freight forwarding industry during 2017. Express services are specialized delivery services where the time for a standard package or shipment to be delivered is usually between 24 to 48 hours. Express services are fast delivery services owing to which their cost is much higher as compared to normal services.

The highest contributor to the logistics industry in Poland has been the manufacturing sector. It contributed around ~% of the total market revenue of the logistics industry in 2017. The storage and transportation of products for the retail sector contributed around ~% of the total revenue generated by the logistics industry of Poland in 2017. In 2017, the automotive industry contributed minimal share of the total revenue of the logistics industry in of Poland.

How Freight forwarding Market of Poland is Performing?

The accession of Poland to the European Union in 2004 lifted the strict border regulations and the freight forwarding industry in the country augmented significantly. The polish freight forwarding market is on a steady path of growth. Freight forwarding market has witnessed substantial growth in past few years growing at a positive CAGR during 2012-2017. Freight forwarding market of the country has dominated the overall logistics industry with significant share in terms of revenue during 2017.

Poland freight forwarding market has been majorly dominated by land and pipeline freight in terms of revenues and has grown at a single digit during 2012-2016. The sea freight market witnessed CAGR growth of ~% from 2012 to 2016. The rise in trading activities between Poland and Europe has been the key reason behind this growth. Air freight had a low share in the country freight forwarding market. The overall revenues of the air freight market have decreased from USD ~ million in 2012 to USD ~ million in 2016. The freight forwarding market is forecasted to dominate the Poland logistics market in future and grow at a five year CAGR from 2018 to 2022. The Polish freight forwarding market is expected to be driven by the rising industrial activities, growing e-commerce industry, rising purchasing power, elevated demand for food, upcoming infrastructural projects and focused investment by the government in development of the industry.

What is the Role of Warehousing Market in Poland Logistics Market?

The Poland’s warehouse market has witnessed a face change in the past few years. In 2004, there were ~ million sqm of modern industrial and warehouse space in the country. However, by 2017, this space has increased to ~ million sqm. The growing activities of tenants, developers, and investors are driving the demand of warehouses in the country. Several warehousing companies are transferring their business to a 3PL service provider that provides a wide array of services. The demand of the warehousing comes from logistics firm, distribution, trading and other industry sources.

The warehousing market in Poland grew at a CAGR of ~%from 2012 to 2017, growing from USD ~ billion in 2012 to USD ~ billion in 2017. The expansion in the e-commerce, retail and FMCG sector has been a major factor for the increase in the retail market growth leading to a positive impact on the Poland warehouse market by the rising demand from this sector. Warsaw has the highest share of ~% of the total warehousing area in Poland in 2017 owing to the industrial parks situated in the inner-city area and the suburbs of the   Warsaw region. The warehousing market in Poland is expected to grow with a CAGR of ~% during 2018 to 2022 and reach USD ~ billion by 2022. The expansion of ports and manufacturing companies will support the growth in the warehousing market in coming future. The rising FMCG and retail markets in the country will substantially augment the demand of warehousing space.

What is the Role of Express Delivery market in Poland logistics & warehousing Industry?

With the growing industrialization and busy lifestyles of people, the requirement for a faster delivery system was felt. International companies started to penetrate the polish courier service industry and with them they brought a highly efficient and streamlined express delivery system. Express delivery can be used for a number of goods including documents, cheque books, electronics, and official documentation among several others. The growing e-commerce industry has made express delivery more relevant in the country, leading to growing opportunities in the sector. The express logistics market increased from USD ~ million in 2012 to USD ~ million in 2017 at a CAGR of ~% from 2012 to 2017. The substantial rise in the number of courier consignments and postal parcel coupled with around 10-15% rise in fee of express delivery service has accelerated the overall revenue of the market. In addition to corporate using the express delivery services for sending important documents, people are also using the express service for delivery of personal documents. The population opting for express delivery instead of normal delivery has increased over the years making a positive impact on the market.

Poland express logistic market is dominated by air express logistics which contributed around ~% to the total revenue of the express logistics market in 2017, owing to the major international shipments falling in this category. Express Delivery market in Poland is expected to witness a CAGR of ~% during 2017-2022. High growth rate can be advocated to the elevation expected in the e-commerce industry, rise in the demand of perishable goods and the increased use of express delivery by people for personal and corporate documents delivery.

Cold Chain Market

The Poland cold chain market is estimated to be USD ~ billion in 2017 and has witnessed a substantial growth in the past few years. The major driver of this growth is the increasing contribution from the e-commerce industry with rising population opting for online grocery and food delivery, growth in the pharmaceutical industry, elevated agricultural market with rising population for consumption, increased demand of frozen foods and beverages, rise in the franchises in the country and the increasing number of smart phone users.

Increase in the disposable income of people in Poland over years and elevated preference for fresh produce has surged the demand of cold chain making a positive impact on the market

The emergence of organized retail and entry of number of foreign players has triggered the demand of the cold chain services in the country. Poland cold chain industry is expected to grow with a CAGR of ~% during 2018-2022 owing to the emerging demand from a range of different sectors. The market is likely to be driven by increasing demand for perishable items including meat & sea food and fruits & vegetables. Vaccines and pharmaceutical products, frozen food and dairy products will also play a key role in augmenting the cold chain logistics industry in Poland.

Third party Logistics Market

Third party logistic services have witnessed a robust growth rate in past few years. The revenues have increased from USD ~ billion in 2012 to USD ~ billion in 2017 with a CAGR of ~% during this period. Owing to the rising demand the logistics industry in Poland has witnessed a significant increase in the number of 3PL players in the past few years. Future Growth of Poland Logistics & Warehousing Industry. Poland logistics market is expected to increase at a CAGR of ~% during 2018-2022 owing to the gradual transformation of the country into a logistics hub for the Central and Eastern Europe. Growing purchasing power, increasing young population, several upcoming large-scale infrastructure and transportation projects and surging demand for cars in the country will result in the increasing size of the logistics industry. The government has elaborate plans for investment into the country’s infrastructure, which will be supported by the huge funding received from the European Union. The E-commerce industry is likely to witness substantial growth in its customer base and the number of orders, as more and more people now prefer online shopping instead of brick and mortar stores. This trend is likely to augment the revenues of the express delivery market in the future.

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