European Road Freight Transport Market Size & Growth – 2022, 2023 and 2027

European Road Freight Transport

Decreasing real income, tight financial conditions, and soft external demand will weigh heavily on the European Road Freight market in 2023.

Ti’s latest market forecast data reveals the market will expand by only 1.4% in 2023. By 2027, the market is projected to grow 2.1%, reaching a value of €499,543m.

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  • In 2022, growth in the European Road Freight Market slowed to just 3.5% in real terms due to a relatively weaker economic performance compared to the pandemic ‘bounce’ the year before.
  • The war in Ukraine has provided a strong headwind to growth
  • The economy has ‘normalized’ meaning that e-retail sales are no longer driving high levels of growth
  • The automotive sector has overcome its supply chain problems caused by shortages of semiconductors and is providing the sector with momentum
  • However, in 2023 decreasing real income, tightening economic conditions and soft external demand will mean that the market will only grow by 1.4%
  • Growth over the next five years is forecast to be stronger helped by a robust international road freight market, although outlook is still clouded by the war in Ukraine.
  • The industry growth will continue to be constrained by cost increases and driver shortages.

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