Transportation & Logistics

As global greenhouse gas emissions have been rising, including direct emissions from the transport sector, an increasing focus is placed on this sector to become more sustainable across transportation modes. This shift shapes the global transportation field as policies and regulations have been put in place to decarbonize the industry. New technologies are disrupting traditional aviation as well as maritime transport. These have also led to investments in connected and autonomous vehicles. This commitment to research and development is forecast to fuel market growth in the following years.

These opportunities and challenges affect passenger and cargo transport and have led to changes in the logistics industry, already disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Evolving consumer behavior leads to a larger emphasis on last-mile logistics, which is widening the space for new logistics solutions for urban areas.

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  • Number of cars sold worldwide from 2010 to 2022, with a 2023 forecast (in million units)

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  • Number of daily passengers using bus rapid transit (BRT) systems as of April 2023, by region

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  • Number of scheduled passengers boarded by the global airline industry from 2004 to 2022 (in millions)

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  • Global container freight rate index from January 2019 to August 2023 (in U.S. dollars)

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  • Worldwide number of battery electric vehicles in use from 2016 to 2022 (in millions)

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  • Ride-sharing market size worldwide in 2022 and 2028 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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  • Number of ships in the world merchant fleet as of January 1, 2022, by type

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  • World's largest railway companies as of May 2022, based on market value (in billion U.S. dollars)

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  • Global supply chain pressure index from January 2000 to September 2022

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  • Annual growth in global air traffic passenger demand from 2006 to 2022, with forecasts until 2023

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Industry Definition

Statista provides a wide range of reports and data insights under the transportation and logistics umbrella. These are comprised of in-depth coverage of vehicles and road traffic, aviation, rail transport, water transport, logistics, as well as public transport and mobility services. Statista focuses on freight and passenger transportation under these varied categories and the infrastructure necessary for these services. Statistics and reports on new market development in this sector are also available on the platform, including information on sustainable transport, active mobility, and technological advances. Statista’s logistics coverage further provides historical data and recent developments in postal services, third-party logistics, as well as courier and express parcels.

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