As part of the annual research “The market of logistics outsourcing. Results of 2017-2018 and forecast up to 2022 ”MAResearch agency experts analyzed the current situation and development prospects of the global and Russian transport and logistics services market (TLU). According to MAResearch, the total volume of the Russian TLU market in 2018 will be 3,567 billion rubles, the nominal growth rate will drop to 6.6%. The data for January-October 2018 show a slowdown in the dynamics of commercial freight turnover and freight traffic (up to 3.7% and 1.5%, respectively), which will affect the annual performance of the transport industry.
The growth rate of rail and road transport has declined, while there has been an increase in freight turnover as a result of an increase in the range of traffic and the reorientation of export cargo traffic to the APR countries. Continued decline in traffic in inland water and sea transport. After a double-digit growth rate in 2017, air transport shows an increase in freight turnover and freight and mail traffic volumes only by 1%.