Market volume: €5.6 billion2)
PH, SG, TH, TW, VN.
2) These figures are based on the new definition of all
shipments < 1,000kg.
Sources: AT Kearney, TMS 2007
Undisputed market leader in Asia
After years of strong growth, several factors slowed the further expansion of the Asian express market. First, the US economy started to cool down, which significantly hampered exports from Asia. Second, the supply chains that feed internal trade within Asia have changed; and third, more and more goods are being carried by ship. Nonetheless, the region is still regarded as a driver of growth.
DHL Express posted strong operative growth to defend its leading position. In Asia’s international express markets – including the region’s fourteen largest economies – we hold by far the largest market share (34%). We have made it even easier for customers to access our services by increasing the number of service points and extending the internet-based offering.
In fourteen of the region’s countries, we are offering a new service that allows express import shipments to be billed in compliance with the international terms of trade. Our Airport to Door product not only allows business customers to have their shipments delivered with the customary speed and reliability; we also take care of all the customs arrangements on their behalf. It is a service that enables us to address new customer groups and harness fresh growth potential.