How Freight Forwarding Market is Positioned in Poland?
Prior to 2004, businesses in Poland had limited access to the European market. The transport infrastructure in the country was in need of improvement and hence was seeking for significant investment by government. 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 polish freight forwarding market is on a steady path of growth. The economic outlook of the country is buoyant owing to the rising trade with European countries, growth of the manufacturing industry and increase in agricultural exports. Owing to the significant changes in geo-political and economic scenario of the country, the freight forwarding market has witnessed significant growth over the years. The freight market in the country is an amalgamation of a number of Organized and unorganized players consisting of freight forwarders specializing in land, sea or air transport and total logistics services providers that operate a multimodal transport model.
The Freight Forwarding Industry grew robustly with a CAGR of ~% from 2012 to 2017. The market grew from USD ~ billion in 2012 to USD ~ billion in 2017.
Poland’s geographical location makes it a transit hub between Western and Eastern Europe, therefore the ongoing shift of Europe’s logistics center from Germany to Poland is not surprising. This process accelerated significantly recently, partially on the back of low labor costs and partially thanks to improving quality of transport infrastructure.
The freight forwarding market is dominated by land transport which includes road, rail and transport through pipeline. Land transport is utilized to transport almost all the products from a plethora of industries.
Poland Freight Forwarding Market Segmentation
By Freight Mode
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 2012-2017. The sea freight market witnessed CAGR growth of ~% from 2012 to 2017. 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 2017.
By International and Domestic Freight
In terms of domestic and international freight forwarding segmentation, international freight forwarding has largely contributed in the revenues of the industry. The top export destination of Poland include Germany, the U.K. Czech republic, France, Italy, and the Netherlands while the top import destinations are Germany, China, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, and France. FMCG, e-commerce and retail sector have witnessed substantial growth in the country. Growth in these sectors positively contributed to the growth of domestic freight forwarding market.
By Major Flow Corridors
Owing to free trade agreement, the flow corridor between European Countries and Poland is the largest contributor in the freight forwarding market. The top importers from Poland in Europe include Germany, the U.K. Czech Republic, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. The major Asian countries that trade with Poland include China, South Korea, Japan and India. The trade of food and agricultural products is increasing significantly between Poland and Asian countries. Poland imports goods from the US with a total import value of USD ~ billion in 2015 and has exported the goods worth USD ~ billion in 2015. The two way trade between the US and Poland has grown over the past decade which has amplified the revenues of the freight forwarding industry from this region.
Poland Freight forwarding Market Segmentation
By Normal and Express Delivery
Normal deliveries have dominated the freight forwarding market over the years in Poland. In 2017, normal deliveries contributed ~% of the total revenues of the freight forwarding market which amounted to USD ~ billion. As per the global competitive index, Poland is making strides in terms of improvement in the quality of infrastructure. Owing to this, the time taken by transport vehicles for domestic and international deliveries has decreased significantly. This is one of the reasons for the dominance of normal deliveries in the freight forwarding market. One of the key reasons for express deliveries having a lower share in the Polish freight forwarding market is the limited time taken by normal deliveries. However, with the surging e-commerce market, the demand of express delivery services is gradually rising.
Poland Freight forwarding Market Future Outlook
Poland has transformed as a powerhouse for the transport and logistics market. The industry has showcased strong growth momentum backed by entering the EU and opening up European markets. Free trade agreement between Poland and other countries, especially in Europe is expected to create a positive market for the country. Not only European countries, Poland is on a drive to increase the trade flows with countries in other regions as well. The freight forwarding market is forecasted to dominate the Poland logistics market in future and grow at a five year CAGR of ~% 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. The manufacturing industry, automotive industry and food and beverages industry are anticipated to surge the demand for freight forwarding services in the country. In addition to this, road freight and rail freight will dominate the freight forwarding market. The express delivery market will witness significant growth during forecast period but will remain lower in terms of overall market size than the normal delivery.
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