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Fuel Cards in Europe, Top 5 Markets 2017: Market and competitor data and insights into the commercial fuel card sector

Fuel Cards in Europe, Top 5 Markets 2017: Market and competitor data and insights into the commercial fuel card sector

Summary

More than 730,000 fleet cards will be issued across the European top five markets over the next five years, as fleet vehicles are forced to use fuel cards to remain competitive. Heightened competition from foreign markets (especially Eastern Europe) will cause domestic vehicles to use fuel cards for the discounted fuel prices and credit periods offered by fuel cards.

Fleets volumes will make up more than 48% of fuel card volumes in the top five by 2022 and with over 30 million fleet vehicles still without fuel cards; this market has the largest growth potential for card operators. By launching a card aimed at fleets with low volume requirements, credit periods, discounted fuel prices and a range of international services card operators can significantly increase fuel card volumes as they tap into this growing market segment.

On average CRT vehicles account for 52.8% of fuel card volumes sold in the European top five markets, making it the key market segment for card operators, which has led to an abundance of CRT cards in the market in recent years. With most card operators offering a similar range of services, card acceptance networks are often the differentiator which has led to many CRT vehicles to have multiple fuel cards to maximise their network coverage.

Over the next five years the number of electric vehicles in the European top five will increase by over 650,000 as vehicle prices decline and recharging networks expand. In order to reduce transport costs domestic fleets will begin investing in electric vehicles over the next five years. While EV’s currently have high retail costs compared to petrol and diesel vehicles, the growing number of EV models launched towards 2022 will reduce costs, making them a viable option for domestic fleets.

The report Fuel Cards in Europe, Top 5 Markets 2017, is invaluable for issuers of fleet cards, fuel retailers, fleet leasing companies and other suppliers to the sector. Based on research with issuers and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2022, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of fuel card competition in the Top 5 European countries, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Companies mentioned in this report: Shell, BP, Esso, DKV, UTA, TOTAL, Q8, Agip (Eni), ROUTEX, AS24, Aral, OMV, Circle K, OMV, Eurowag, Avia, Auchan, AS24, Aral, Jet.

Scope

  • More than 730,000 fleet cards will be issued across the European top five markets over the next five years, as fleet vehicles are forced to use fuel cards to remain competitive. The total number of service stations in France marginally declined by 0.2% in 2016 totalling 11,380 service stations.
  • Over 290,000 new fuel cards will be issued in Germany between 2016 and 2022, totalling to 5,638,973 cards in the market.
  • The top five fuel card operators in Italy made up 88.5% of fuel card volumes in 2016 as they all offer large card acceptance networks and services such as online monitoring and toll payments.
  • Repsol remained the dominant fuel card market leader in Spain despite losing market share accounting for 56.0% in 2016, as clients were drawn to its large domestic card network which accounts for over 31.0% of service stations in Spain. In the UK CRT card volumes increased by 2.9% in 2016. after rising by 2.7% in 2015.
Reasons to buy
  • Plan effective market entry strategies by uncovering current and future volumes and values of the Top 5 Europe fuel card markets.
  • Assess whether you should increase network acceptance of your card and identify potential new merchants by uncovering the position of competitors.
  • Whether you are an issuer, a processor, a leasing company or a fuel retailer, make informed pitches to partners by understanding their business.
  • Enhance fuel sales at your service stations by identifying which fuel cards you should accept based on their market shares and network acceptance.
  • Plan your regional strategy by understanding the Top 5 European markets, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.


  • Top 5 Markets Overview
    • European Top Five - Total Fuel Cards Issued 2012 to 2017
    • European Top Five - Total Fuel Card Volumes 2012 to 2017
    • European Top Five - Total Fuel Card Value 2012 to 2017
    • Trends - Fleet market presents significant growth opportunities
    • Trends- CRT drivers hold the key to unlocking the CRT market
    • Trends - Electric vehicles will change the needs of fleets
  • Market Overview France
    • Fuel card market overview
  • Market Size France
    • Market Size - Total Service Stations
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Market Forecast France
    • Market Forecast - Total Service Stations
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Channel Shares France
    • Channel Share - Fleet Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - CRT Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - Fleet and CRT Card Volumes
  • Market Share France
    • Fuel card operator ranking in 2016 compared to 2015
    • Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
    • Market Share - Fuel Card Operators
    • Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
  • Major Competitors France
    • Major Competitors - Service stations accepting fuel cards 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet and CRT Volumes 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
    • Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
  • Competitor Card Analysis France
    • TOTAL GR Card
    • Esso Card
    • UTA Card
    • Eurowag Card
    • DKV Card
    • BP Card
    • Shell Card
    • Eni Card
    • Avia Card
    • Auchan Card
    • AS24 Card
    • Red Tortuga Card
    • IDS Card
  • Market Overview Germany
    • Fuel card market overview
  • Market Size Germany
    • Market Size - Total Service Stations
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Market Forecast Germany
    • Market Forecast - Total Service Stations
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Channel Shares Germany
    • Channel Share - Fleet Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - CRT Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - Fleet and CRT Card Volumes
  • Market Share Germany
    • Fuel card operator ranking in 2016 compared to 2015
    • Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
    • Market Share - Fuel Card Operators
    • Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
  • Major Competitors Germany
    • Major Competitors - Service stations accepting fuel cards 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet and CRT Volumes 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
    • Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
  • Competitor Card Analysis Germany
    • Shell Card
    • Aral Card
    • Jet Card
    • DKV Card
    • Esso Card
    • OMV Card
    • TOTAL Card
    • UTA Card
    • Eni Card
    • Eurowag Card
    • AS24 Card
  • Market Overview Italy
    • Fuel card market overview
  • Market Size Italy
    • Market Size - Total Service Stations
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Market Forecast Italy
    • Market Forecast - Total Service Stations
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Channel Shares Italy
    • Channel Share - Fleet Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - CRT Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - Fleet and CRT Card Volumes
  • Market Share Italy
    • Fuel card operator ranking in 2016 compared to 2015
    • Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
    • Market Share - Fuel Card Operators
    • Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
  • Major Competitors Italy
    • Major Competitors - Service stations accepting fuel cards 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet and CRT Volumes 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017- 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017- 2022
    • Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
  • Competitor Card Analysis Italy
    • Eni Card
    • Esso Card
    • TotalERG Card
    • Q8 Card
    • API/IP Card
    • TOTAL Card
    • Tamoil/HEM Card
    • DKV Card
    • Eurowag Card
    • AS24 Card
  • Market Overview Spain
    • Fuel card market overview
  • Market Size Spain
    • Market Size - Total Service Stations
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Market Forecast Spain
    • Market Forecast - Total Service Stations
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Channel Shares Spain
    • Channel Share - Fleet Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - CRT Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - Fleet and CRT Card Volumes
  • Market Share Spain
    • Fuel card operator ranking in 2016 compared to 2015
    • Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
    • Market Share - Fuel Card Operators
    • Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
  • Major CompetitorsSpain
    • Major Competitors - Service stations accepting fuel cards 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet and CRT Volumes 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
    • Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
  • Competitor Card Analysis Spain
    • Solred Card
    • Cepsa Card
    • BP Card
    • Galp Card
    • Shell Card
    • IDS Card
    • Eurowag Card
    • DKV Card
    • AS24 Card
  • Market Overview the UK
    • Fuel card market overview
  • Market Size the UK
    • Market Size - Total Service Stations
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Size - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Market Forecast the UK
    • Market Forecast - Total Service Stations
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Cards Issued
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Volumes
    • Market Size - Fuel Card Volumes vs Total Fuel Volumes
    • Market Forecast - Total Fuel Card Value (-m)
    • Market Forecast - Fuel Card Value vs Total Fuel Value
  • Channel Shares the UK
    • Channel Share - Fleet Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - CRT Card Volumes
    • Channel Share - Fleet and CRT Card Volumes
  • Market Share the UK
    • Fuel card operator ranking in 2016 compared to 2015
    • Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card market shares (%) by operator
    • Market Share - Fuel Card Operators
    • Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
      • Table Market Share- Fuel card volumes (mn litres) by operator
  • Major Competitors the UK
    • Major Competitors - Service stations accepting fuel cards 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet and CRT Volumes 2017e
    • Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - Fleet Volumes 2017 - 2022
    • Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
      • Table Major Competitors - CRT Volumes 2017 - 2022
  • Competitor Card Analysis the UK
    • Allstar Card
    • BP Card
    • Key Fuels Card
    • Shell Card
    • Esso Card
    • Fuel Genie Card
    • Texaco Card
    • Jet Card
    • Eurowag Card
    • DKV Card
    • AS24 Card
  • Appendix

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