Market Research Report
Middle East & Africa E-commerce Logistics Market Outlook, 2027
|Middle East & Africa E-commerce Logistics Market Outlook, 2027|
Published: July 30, 2022
Bonafide Research & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
Content info: 71 Pages
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Internet penetration in the Middle East and Africa was estimated to be nearly 67% in 2019. In the same year, nearly 183212 million internet users were recorded in the Middle East & Africa region. On the other hand, in 2021, smart-phone penetration was calculated to be around 75%. During the past decade, globalisation and technology have created new openings for internationalization, boosting supply chains and competitiveness across the region. The region has been relatively slow to adopt e-commerce, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a step change in behaviour. Consumers across the Gulf Cooperation Council, South Africa, and Turkey have done a lot more shopping online during the pandemic than before, amid higher demand for groceries, personal care, and household supplies. In fact, consumers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE have seen among the highest rates of new or increased users of online deliveries and communications. While many of the region's imports have historically come from China, growing numbers of shoppers are buying from further afield. Across the Middle East, Amazon and eBay are used just as frequently as local sites such as Cobone, Souq, and Sukar.
According to the report titled, "Middle East & Africa E-Commerce Logistics Market Outlook, 2027," published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of more than 15% from 2022 to 2027. More than 28% of the population of the Middle East is aged between 15 and 29, representing over 108 million young people. The purchasing power of the ME region comes largely from an extremely young population; in Saudi Arabia, over 55% of the population is under 30. Young, digital-savvy shoppers are driving smartphone use in the region to over 65% and internet penetration to over 90% in the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. As a result, e-commerce is growing steadily. As a result, demand for essential logistic services is growing across the country. The Middle East & Africa e-commerce logistics market is segmented into three prominent countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. Among these countries, Saudi Arabia dominates the market in 2021.
Mobile shopping in Saudi Arabia has become a trend with current technological enhancement and increased smartphone use. In Saudi Arabia, major players were introduced and became popular, such as Souq.com, which launched its app in 2014, and IKEA, who introduced the mobile app in 2013. Furthermore, the country is working extremely hard to position itself as a leisure destination, shifting from its conservative model towards becoming a digital nation. For this reason, it is expected that this evolving market will experience unprecedented growth. Also, Saudi Arabia is located at the crossroads of an international trade route that connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. This strategic location provides Saudi Arabia with a unique advantage over other nations, thus enabling it to become a leading regional logistics hub.
According to the report, the Middle East & Africa e-commerce logistics market is segmented into two operational areas, including domestic and international. Among these types, the domestic segment is expected to acquire a higher market share during the forecast period. As more and more people adopt online shopping across the region, domestic e-commerce sales will increase. In terms of e-commerce service types, the market is divided into warehousing, transportation, return, and inventory management. Among these types, the transportation segment is projected to have a higher market share by the upcoming time frame, being the most essential component of logistics service.
Further, the market is segmented into four transportation modes, including road, rail, air, and sea. Among these types, the road transportation segment is anticipated to acquire the largest portion of the market share by 2027. As domestic e-commerce sales are increasing in the upcoming timeframe, demands for instant delivery are also increasing. That creates a higher need for essential transportation services across the region. However, based on product types, the electronics segment is projected to acquire a higher market share by 2027.
With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the growing use of social distancing measures, a large portion of the population in the Middle East & Africa region is moving away from brick-and-mortar establishments and toward internet stores. The overall market is being driven by these retailers, which provide a hassle-free shopping experience. However, there was a heavy impact on the supply chain for e-commerce across the region that affected market growth. The demand for e-commerce and e-commerce logistics has increased as a result of changing consumer behaviour and technological advancements.
Major Companies present in the market:
FedEx Corporation, Deutsche Post AG, SF Express Co. Limited, United Parcel Service, Inc., Aramex International, XPO Logistics, Inc., Deutsche Bahn AG, Nippon Express Co., Limited, Kerry Logistics Network Limited, Rhenus Group, Clipper Logistics plc, Gati Limited, Kenco Group, Inc., ZTO Express
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The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to e-commerce logistics industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
Table 7:Middle East and Africa E-Commerce Logistics Market Share By Country (2016, 2021 & 2027F)