Slovenia Freight Transport Report

Published 17 November 2014

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Slovenia Freight Transport Report

We anticipate year-on-year (y-o-y) improvements across the board in the Slovenian freight transport mix in 2015, which mirrors the upgraded growth estimate and forecast for the economy as a whole in 2014 and 2015 respectively. This growth will be built on the back of stronger than expected exports, as well as early indications that household consumption is finally recovering. Nonetheless, a considerable corporate debt overhang and government austerity plans will cap the overall pace of real GDP growth.

The Slovenian freight sector will certainly be buoyed going forward by stronger than expected exports in the first half of 2014, which bodes well for tonnage handled across the freight modes in 2015. With that in mind, the outperformer in terms of y-o-y growth is set to be the country's smallest mode by output, the air freight sector (5.69%), while the rail and road modes are both set to record steady growth over the next 12 months (4.40% and 4.80% respectively).

Headline Industry Data

  • 2015 air freight tonnage is forecast to increase 5.69% y-o-y to 8,890 tonnes

  • 2015 rail freight tonnage is forecast to rise 4.40% to 18.68mn tonnes

  • 2015 road freight tonnage throughput is predicted to grow 4.80% to 71.56mn tonnes

  • 2015 port of Koper tonnage growth is expected to increase by 3.63% to 18.87mn tonnes

  • Total trade in 2015 is forecast to increase by 3.70% in real terms

Key Industry Trends

Koper Port Expansion Strengthens Adriatic Freight Role : Slovenia's only commercial seaport at Koper is now able to accommodate ships of 10,000 twenty foot equivalent capacity (TEU), compared to the 7,500TEU capacity vessels it could previously handle, following development work at the facility. The container terminal has been expanded by more than 6,800 square metres and dredged by 14 metres, allowing it to handle these larger ships and also boost its storage capacity by an additional 680 containers. The expansion project is part of a wider series of upgrades, which will...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
SWOT Analysis
Slovenia Freight Industry SWOT
Slovenia Political SWOT
Slovenia Economic SWOT
Slovenia Business Environment SWOT
Industry Trends And Developments
Multimodal And Logistics
Market Overview
Industry Forecast
Macroeconomic Outlook
Air Freight
Table: Air Freight, 2010-2017
Maritime Freight
Table: Maritime Freight, 2010-2017
Rail Freight
Table: Rail Freight, 2010-2017
Road Freight
Table: Road Freight, 2010-2017
Table: Trade Overview, 2010-2017
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2010-2017
Table: Main Import Partners (US$mn), 2002-2009
Table: Main Export Partners (US$mn), 2002-2009
Global Oil Products Price Outlook
Table: BMI's Refined Products Forecasts, 2010-2016
Table: Middle East Outperforms In Terms of Passenger Growth
Political Outlook
Domestic Politics
Long-Term Political Outlook
Macroeconomic Outlook
Table: Slovenia - Economic Activity, 2011-2016
Company Profiles
Adria Airways Cargo
Slovenske -eleznice
Slovenia Demographic Outlook
Table: Slovenia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Slovenia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Slovenia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Slovenia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
BMI Methodology
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Transport Industry

The Slovenia Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

BMI Research's Slovenia Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Slovenian freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Slovenia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Slovenian freight transport sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Slovenia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering freight transport and logistics, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the freight transport sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast including:

  • Transport Sector: Total freight carried by road, rail, inland waterways, maritime, air and pipeline (mn tonnes-km/mn tonnes).
  • Trade: Exports and imports (USDmn) by category of goods (manufactured goods, food, chemicals etc.); top five import and export trade partners (USDmn); imports/exports to each global region (USDmn)
  • Port Data: Throughput (‘000 tonnes) for all major ports in the state.
  • Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for gasoline and aviation fuel (USD/bbl) at all major global energy trading hubs.
  • Economic Indicators: Nominal GDP (USDbn); real GDP growth (%); GDP per capita (USD); industrial production (%); unemployment (%)

Market Overview

Details of the freight infrastructure in each state by segment (road, rail, air, water and pipelines). Full analysis of the competitive landscape within each segment.

Industry Trends and Developments

Analysis of the latest projects across the freight transport sector (road, rail, air, sea and logistics) including a market overview which provides an outline of the key elements driving development.

Political Outlook

The Freight Transport market reports contain a chapter detailing the political outlook of a given region, examining the domestic politics, long-term outlook and foreign policy, and assessing the impact this could have on freight and transport businesses.

Company Profiles*

Examines the short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses.

The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Freight Transport reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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