In this climate, it is not surprising that the German logistics sector has also been
mired in less than stellar growth for years now. Nominal turnover in the sector
merely increased by slightly over 1% a year between 2012 and 2015.
As a result, average growth was significantly lower than it was between 2003 and
2008 (4.6% a year). From 2016 to 2020, turnover growth in the German logistics
sector will probably come in at just over 2% a year on average.
Some segments, such as contract logistics and the provision of value-added services,
fundamentally offer opportunities for higher growth.