Road freight market size in Europe 2010-2019

In 2018, the European road freight market was sized at 341.5 billion euros. Forecasts for 2019 suggest the market to increase even further, climbing to around 355.1 billion euros. This growth is in line with the positive trend recorded between 2010 and 2018. Figures had seen year-on-year increases in every year except for 2012. By the end of 2019, the road freight market will have seen an overall increase of 22 percent compared to 2010.
Freight was transported across some 1,870 billion kilometers of European roads.

Road freight share on inland haulage

In the European Union, approximately 76.7 percent of all inland freight was moved via roads in 2017. In recent years, the share of road freight increased incrementally, while rail transportation declined.

FedEx is largest freight company

As of 2017, FedEx Corp. was the leading goods moving company worldwide. In 2017, it generated a freight revenue of nearly 57.2 billion U.S. dollars, which put it slightly ahead of its nearest competitor – UPS Inc. Denmark’s Maersk Group was the greatest performing European company, ranking fourth with 29.1 billion euros.

Size of the road freight market in Europe from 2010 to 2019

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Transport Intelligence
Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Forecast

Figures were rounded.

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