United Kingdom Freight Transport and Shipping Report 2017

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We have revised our trade forecasts for our five-year outlook. The main concern remainsuncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiation process ahead of the UK's 2019 withdrawal from the EUand the FX volatility that continues to hamper trade and the economy. Rail freight will enter structuraldecline in terms of volumes carried as the phasing out of coal power capacity hits its main commodity.

Road freight volumes will remain central to the UK's internal logistics and domestic economy and the airfreight sector continues to show promising prospects.

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Total real trade levels will grow by an estimated 2.75% in 2017. Exports in 2017 will grow by 4.20%compared to just 1.30% for imports. Nominal trade values will fall to USD1.51trn, but we expect a returnto growth over the next five years as the currency finds a stable momentum. By 2021, nominal trade willreach USD1.84trn.

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Freight Transport
Industry Forecast
Trade Forecast
Table: UK Key Trade Indicators (2013-2020)
Table: Top Import Partners
Table: Top Export Destinations
Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (United Kingdom 2015-2021)
Rail Freight Forecast
Table: Rail Freight Loses Intensify As Commodities Trade Falls
Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (United Kingdom 2015-2021)
Market Overview
Company Profile
Virgin Atlantic Cargo
BA World Cargo
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Kingdom 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Kingdom 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Kingdom 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United Kingdom 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Kingdom 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology

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