Facts and statistics

  • There are an estimated 350 to 380 forwarding companies operating in Finland. The exact number is difficult to determine because the same TOL code 52291 classifies not only forwarding companies but also charter companies and not all registered companies are active.
     
  • The Finnish Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association (FIFFLA) is an industrial and labour market organization for employers in the freight forwarding and logistics sectoris an industrial and labour market organization for employers in the freight forwarding and logistics sector. The association has about 70 members.
     
  • Finland's largest forwarding and logistics companies, which are also members of the association, include Schenker Oy, DHL Freight (Finland) Oy, DSV Road Oy, Nurminen Logistics Services Oy, Oy Kuehne + Nagel Ltd, Varova Oy, Oy Beweship Ab , United Parcel Service Finland Oy (UPS), PostNord Oy.
     
  • In 2020, the combined turnover of FIFFLA's member companies in terms of forwarding operations was estimated at approximately EUR 1.8 billion, which is approximately 84% of the total turnover of the forwarding industry.
     
  • In 2020, FIFFLA's member companies had a total of about six thousand employees. Of these, about 3,300 were forwarding employees. In 2020, the entire forwarding industry employed an estimated 4,200 employees.
  • In Finland, the logistics and transport sector employs about 120,000 people in about 20,000 different companies (including all modes of transport in passenger and freight transport), which is about 6% of the number of employees in Finland.

  • In 2019, the total value of exports and imports of goods was approximately EUR 131 billion. Freight forwarders account for between EUR 68 and EUR 103 billion of this total value of exports and imports of goods.

  • Half of the transportation needed for Finland's foreign trade is organized by forwarding agents.

  • The success of the Finnish forwarding and logistics industry largely depends on the development of Finland's foreign trade. If exports or imports of foreign trade (tonnes or value) fall, the service orders of exporters and importers for forwarding and logistics companies fall at the same time. Conversely, if foreign trade pulls well, forwarding and logistics companies also have a good chance of success.